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InstallShield® Software Corp. Named to Software Magazine's 19th Annual Software 500 List

Software Magazine Ranks InstallShield as one of the World's Largest Software Companies

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, August 7, 2001 

- InstallShield® Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in Internet-enabled software distribution and installation deployment solutions, has once again been named to the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers, which is featured in the publication's June/July 2001 issue. InstallShield is not a newcomer to this list, making its second consecutive appearance.

"We are thrilled to again receive this distinguished recognition from Software Magazine," said Viresh Bhatia, CEO of InstallShield Software Corp. "Since our inception, we have been dedicated to delivering superior technology matched with an unparalleled commitment to customer service and this most recent achievement simply underscores our winning strategy."

Most widely recognized for standardizing and simplifying the way software is traditionally installed on over 250 million PCs around the world, InstallShield has received several prestigious designations, most notably earning its fourth inclusion on the "Inc. 500," Inc. Magazine's listing of America's fastest growing private companies and a spot on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America.

"Despite all the dot-com casualties, the Internet continues to change the way we do business and software plays a critical role," says John Desmond, Software Magazine's editorial director. "The CIOs, senior IT and e-business managers who read Software Magazine value this yearly benchmark of the standing of their product and service partners. Each year as suppliers consolidate and new markets emerge, the composition of the Software 500 ranking reflects those changes." 

Software Magazine's annual compendium of software and services suppliers catalogs the ranking, financial performance and growth, and primary business sector for each company, as well as trend information for the Software 500 as a whole. The Software 500 is a comprehensive look at the enterprise software landscape, encompassing both public and private companies that develop business software and services. The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2000. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business. Software revenue includes license fees, as well as maintenance and support revenue, professional services/consulting, and custom programming. The financial information is based on the calendar year and was gathered from Software Magazine's vendor survey, public documents, and industry analysts.

A complete list of this year's Software 500 financial ranking and alphabetical list can be found at www.softwaremag.com