Seagull Holding Shareholders Adopt Resolutions Related to Rocket Software Offer


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Seagull Holding N.V. Shareholders Adopt Proposed Resolutions at Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

London, UK – 05 April 2007 – Seagull Holding N.V. announces that its shareholders present or represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting held in Amsterdam on 4th April 2007 unanimously approved the resolutions that were proposed by the Company.

During the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders the Management Board and Supervisory Board discussed with the Company’s shareholders the recommended offer by Rocket Software Europe Holding B.V. for all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Seagull Holding N.V., as described in the Offer Memorandum dated 15th March 2007. In addition, the Company requested its shareholders to approve:

* the appointment of Messrs. Andrew Youniss and Troy Heindel as managing directors for a period of four years, and
* the appointment of Messrs. Johan Gedda and Patrick Manning as supervisory directors for a period of three years

each subject to, and per the date of (i) the tendering of at least two thirds of the outstanding share capital of Seagull Holding N.V. in the Rocket offer, and (ii) the completion of the offer, as evidenced by completion of all payments on the settlement date; which was unanimously approved by the meeting.

This press release is a public announcement as meant in article 9b paragraph 1 of the Dutch Decree on the Supervision on Securities Transactions 1995 (Besluit Toezicht Effectenverkeer 1995).


About Rocket Software
Rocket Software is a global development firm that builds Enterprise Infrastructure products for the world’s leading OEMs, networks and software companies. The company’s current lines of business complement and extend strategic OEM offerings in the areas of enterprise and mobile security, relational databases, mobile and wireless computing, and operational support systems (OSS). Rocket’s current OEM relationships and technology partners include IBM, RSA Security, Microsoft, NEC, and Toshiba. Rocket Software is based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit

About Seagull Software
Seagull Software specialises in technology that transforms “legacy” applications into SOA-compliant Web services, helping enterprises achieve exponentially faster IT support for business change, governance and compliance. Our LegaSuite® software platform includes integration, GUI, workflow and terminal emulation technology. With LegaSuite, customers connect legacy applications on IBM mainframe, VME/ICL mainframe, System i, UNIX/VT and Windows client/server platforms to the Web, to other middleware and to newer-generations of applications such as portals, CRM and SCM. LegaSuite is based on open standards including Web services, XML, J2EE and .NET. Powerful and innovative tools require no coding, which means rapid results, reduced risk and no maintenance burden. Committed to providing the best customer experience in the industry, Seagull Software’s technology is in use in more than 10,000 business and government organisations worldwide, and by millions of end users. Seagull Software has direct operations in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, UK, France, and Germany, supplemented by distributors serving approximately 30 additional countries. For more information, visit

For Additional Information Contact:
Dianne Edwards
Seagull Software
Tel: +1 404.760.1560 x2312
[email protected]

Alison Smith
UK PR for Seagull Software
Tel: 07970 848 565
[email protected]

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