Pegasystems Reaches Settlement with Carreker Corporation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 5, 2001 — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA) today announced that a settlement had been reached with Carreker Corporation (NASDAQ: CANI) for all matters relating to legal and administrative actions around the Exception Management product and services dispute.


In its most recent Form 10-Q, Pegasystems disclosed that it was engaged in legal discussions with Carreker due to their purchase of Check Solutions and that it had subsequently filed for, and was granted, injunctive relief. The injunction order sought to enjoin and restrain Carreker from developing, marketing, licensing, advertising, leasing or selling Exception Management products or services (including certain products acquired during the Check Solutions business combination) that competed with products jointly developed by Carreker and Pegasystems under a Product Development, Distribution and Sublicensing Agreement (the "Agreement") effective May 5, 1999. Pegasystems today announced that the legal proceedings have been settled and the Parties have reached agreement on terms allowing the parties to develop, market, license, advertise, lease, sell, install or implement their respective products in the Exception Management market.


"We are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits both our customers and our shareholders," said Rick Jones, president and COO, Pegasystems. "We are excited about the opportunities that are now available to us in the Exception Management market."


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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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