Business Objects CEO Appointed to Computerworld Honors Chairmen’s Committee

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 21, 2006 – Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and President of IDG Communications, has announced that John Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer of Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ; Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 – BOB), has been appointed to its prestigious Chairmen's Committee. Comprised of an elite group of top technology executives, the committee strives to recognize IT companies that have leveraged technology through the betterment of society.

"The Chairmen's Committee represents the strongest in innovative leadership," said Carrigan. "Mr. Schwarz is an exceptional leader whose background in spearheading high performance global organizations will be an asset to the committee."

The Computerworld Honors Program unites Chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The process culminates with an awards ceremony, which will take place on June 5, 2006 in Washington, D.C., with a guest list that represents a who's who in IT. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 100 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

As part of the Chairmen's Committee, Schwarz will help to identify the organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society.

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 35,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company's business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete platform for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and Enterprise Information Management (EIM). BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports(R), the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and the company offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 – BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at www.businessobjects.com .

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, and governed by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation, a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation, the Computerworld Honors Program searches for and recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated vision and leadership as they strive to use in innovative ways across 10 categories. Each year, the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee nominates organizations that are using information technology to improve society for inclusion in the Computerworld Honors Online Archives and the Collections of Global Archives. The Global Archives represents the 100-plus institutions from more than 30 countries that include the Computerworld Honors Collection in their archives and libraries. Now in its 18th year, the Computerworld Honors Program is the industry's leading global IT awards program. www.cwheroes.org

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