Pegasystems Appoints Peter Gyenes to its Board of Directors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – March 11, 2009 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader
in Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced that Peter
Gyenes has joined its Board of Directors, effective March 8, 2009.

"We are very pleased to welcome Peter to
the Pegasystems team. Peter has successfully led several technology companies
through rapid growth, with the proven ability to bridge strategy with
operational excellence.  This experience
will be invaluable as we continue our growth and expand our market leadership,"
said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO.

“I am excited and honored to be joining the Board
of a growing, innovative leader like Pegasystems,” said Peter Gyenes. “After
meeting Pegasystems’ staff and Board members, I was impressed by the commitment
to customer success, the unwavering commitment to quality, and the dedication
to BPM technology leadership.”

Mr. Gyenes has four
decades of experience in global technical, sales, marketing, and general
management positions in the software and computer systems industries.  He is currently the non-executive chairman of
Sophos plc, a global security software company.  Mr. Gyenes serves on the board of Lawson
Software (NASDAQ: LWSN), a global provider of enterprise software solutions;
Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), a provider of data warehouse appliances; VistaPrint
Limited (NASDAQ: VPRT), a global e-commerce provider of marketing services to
small businesses; and a number of privately held
technology companies, and is a trustee of the Massachusetts Technology
Leadership Council.  He served as
Chairman and CEO of Ascential Software (NASDAQ: ASCL) and its predecessor
companies VMark Software, Ardent Software, and Informix, leading its growth
into the data integration market leader from 1996 until it was acquired by IBM
in 2005.  Previously, Mr. Gyenes served
in executive positions at Racal InterLan, Inc., Data General Corporation,
Encore Computer Corporation and Prime Computer, Inc.  Earlier in his career, he held sales and
technical positions at Xerox Data Systems and IBM. He is a graduate of Columbia
University where he received both a B.A. in mathematics and a M.B.A.  Mr. Gyenes was awarded the 2005 New England
Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Software.

About Pegasystems

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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