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Micro Focus International Completes Merger with the Attachmate Group

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MicroFocus-AttachmateGroup-091514NEWBURY, UK – 20 November, 2014Micro Focus International (LON: MCRO) today announced the completion of its merger with the Attachmate Group under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on 15 September, 2014.

Micro Focus International is a global leader in infrastructure software that understands the technology needs and challenges of the world’s most demanding businesses. The enlarged company has significantly increased scale, with combined revenues of $1.4B, more than 4,500 employees, more than 5,000 partners operating across more than 30 countries and a customer base well in excess of 20,000. For customers, an expanded presence in all significant international markets and a broader product portfolio helps organizations to bridge the old and the new.   This means customers can leverage existing IT investments but also innovate to embrace opportunities presented by emerging IT trends, whilst protecting corporate information at all times.  Principal brands of the Micro Focus Group are: Attachmate, Borland, Micro Focus, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.

“Today, Micro Focus and the Attachmate Group completed our agreement to merge the two organisations,” said Kevin Loosemore, Executive Chairman of Micro Focus International. “This is a transformational event that enables Micro Focus International to further meet the needs and demands of our customers and global partner network with greater scale, a broader portfolio and the global reach their businesses require.”

About the Attachmate Group

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Attachmate Group is a software holding company, comprising distinct IT brands dedicated to the long-term success of our customers. We deliver enterprise solutions to extend, manage and secure increasingly complex IT environments. Principal holdings include Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.

About Micro Focus International

Micro Focus International (LSE: MCRO.L) is a global enterprise infrastructure software company that understands the technology needs and challenges of the world’s most demanding businesses.  With more than 35 years of experience and expertise, the company helps organizations to bridge the old and the new.  Our products and services help organizations leverage existing IT investments but also innovate to embrace opportunities presented by emerging IT trends, whilst protecting corporate information at all times.  Principal brands of Micro Focus International are: Attachmate, Borland, Micro Focus, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE. For more information, visit: www.microfocusinternatinal.com.

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Tom Scearce is product marketing manager at Attachmate and Novell for the enterprise file management market. He has 19 years of marketing, sales, product management and consulting experience in a variety of industries including software, professional services, telecommunications, media, medical devices and health/fitness services. Tom holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.