Islandia, NY and Dallas, TX, February 14, 2000 — Computer Associates International, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Sterling Software, Inc., extending its software and services to build, deploy, manage and secure e- business solutions.

The $4 billion stock-for-stock acquisition, which, according to Sanjay Kumar, CA president and COO, would be the largest ever in the history of the software industry, has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both Sterling Software and CA.

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