GROUP Business Software to Acquire Lotus911


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NEW YORK, New York, October 8, 2009 – GROUP Business Software AG (Frankfurt:
INW), the world’s largest provider of business solutions built for IBM Lotus
software, today announced that it will acquire the Atlanta, Ga. based
Lotus911. The integration of Lotus911 should be completed by the end of the
year. The deal will not only expand the product portfolio of GROUP, but
extend its North American presence, adding resources in the Southeast,
Midwest and on the West Coast.

“GROUP’s vision is completely synergistic with Lotus911’s mission to deliver
the latest innovation and value to customers by leveraging and extending
Lotus’ collaboration platform,” said Jim Bracco, General Manager of
Lotus911. “The future outlook is incredible — for us, for GROUP and for
our customers.”

With Lotus911, GROUP will cement its position as the leader in the Lotus
market, delivering a comprehensive set of business solutions as well as a
range of services from custom application development to implementation and
integration. Both companies will benefit from the combination of
GROUPLive’s offering, a cloud computing solution for IBM Lotus software,
with Lotus911’s hosting expertise and capacity.

The integration allows GROUP to cement its position as technology innovators
for enhancements to the Lotus platform. “This integration is in line with
our commitment to the Lotus community”, says Joerg Ott, GROUP CEO and
Chairman. “We will have a more comprehensive perspective on the business
issues facing Lotus users so we can ensure our clients maximize their Lotus

About Lotus 911
Founded in 1996 on the idea of providing premium support for Lotus Notes and
Domino, Lotus911 continues to offer the highest quality Lotus support
services, and has built upon that foundation by recruiting top-notch Lotus
experts in the areas of system architecture, administration, development,
migration analysis, and licensing. Consultants hold advanced certifications
and have an average of over 12 years experience each in Lotus Notes/Domino
and its related products. Customers range from small businesses to Fortune
500’s. Lotus911 has remote offices in Los Angeles, CA, Grand Rapids, MI,
San Antonio, TX, and Lewisburg, PA.

About GROUP Business Software
GROUP Business Software is the trusted advisor and leading vendor in Lotus
Application Software for midsize to global organizations running on the IBM
Lotus platform. With a recognized brand and multi-national presence, GROUP
offers a unique level of skills and capacities to customers. Their wide
selection of innovative and customizable applications coupled with a highly
skilled professional service team ensures customers long-term reliable
support and maintenance. GROUP currently offers solutions for CRM, Email,
Cloud computing and other bespoke enhancements for the Lotus platform.
GROUP’s headquarters are located in Germany with offices throughout Europe
and the US. Visit: .

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