About Business Objects

Business Objects is the worlds leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 39,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The companys innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industrys most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. Business Objects has also built the industrys strongest and most diverse partner community, and 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 companys 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.

Forward Looking Statement

Certain sections of this press release contain forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions regarding Business Objects product release date. These statements are not guarantees of the date of availability, which may be delayed or cancelled, or of the availability of the features mentioned which may be changed or removed prior to release. Forward looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. More information about potential factors that could affect Business Objects business is included in Business Objects Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, each of which is on file with the SEC and available at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. All forward looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Business Objects is not obligated to undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or changes in expectations after the date of this press release.

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