Open Text President and CEO Named to Computerworld Honors Chairmen’s Committee

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 11, 2006 – Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and President of IDG Communications, has announced that John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSX:OTC), has joined 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 possesses some of the most innovative leaders the IT industry has to offer," said Carrigan. "Mr. Shackleton, along with other members of the committee, will play a prominent role in helping to carry out the program's mission — to identify those companies and individuals who are using technology to positively impact society."

The Computerworld Honors Program (http://www.cwhonors.org) 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 250 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

As part of the Chairmen's Committee, Shackleton 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 Open Text

Open Text(TM) is a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Today, the company supports 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide. For more information on Open Text, go to: http://www.opentext.com.

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 18th year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.

Each year, the program's Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select laureates, finalists and award winners, in 10 industry-related categories, to be honored at a Laureate Medal Ceremony. This year's ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Program will take place on June 5, 2006, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 250 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: http://www.cwhonors.org.

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