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BMC Software Completes Acquisition of Sylvain Faust, Inc.

Acquisition Strengthens Company's Distributed Data Management Capabilities

HOUSTON, TX -- (Nov. 1, 2000) ---- BMC Software, Inc., [Nasdaq: BMCS], the leading provider of e-business systems management, today announced that on October 27 it completed its acquisition of the assets of Sylvain Faust, Inc., a Quebec-based developer of award-winning database solutions. The acquisition of these database development solutions adds depth to BMC Software's existing range of distributed data management offerings.

Earlier this month, BMC Software announced plans to acquire all of Sylvain Faust, Inc.'s assets, products and technology and integrate them into the Distributed Data Management business unit. The Distributed Data Management unit delivers the newly branded BMC Software DataOne® solution family that includes more than 30 distributed database products. The acquisition extends BMC Software's market-leading data management offerings by adding Sylvain Faust Inc.'s time-saving SQL tools and utilities. Among the products that will be integrated into BMC Software's DataOne solutions is SQL-Programmer®, which provides a complete development environment for Oracle® PL/SQL, Sybase® and Microsoft® Transact-SQL programmers.

Sylvain Faust Inc.'s management, development and sales teams, including President and CEO Sylvain Faust, will relocate to BMC Software's Houston and Austin offices over the next two quarters.

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One of the world's largest independent software vendors, BMC Software delivers the most comprehensive e-business systems management software with the fastest guaranteed implementation. This Service Assurance™ strategy enhances the availability, performance and recoverability of companies' business-critical applications. Companies can use this management methodology to demonstrate their ability to deliver optimal service to their customers and partners by joining BMC Software OnSite™, a certification program which includes solution implementation and regular HealthChecks performed by BMC Software Professional Services.

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