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SalesLogix to Acquire ACT! and Multi-Million User
Base to Expand Share of CRM Market

3 million ACT! users to create a combined business that will
serve the largest population of sales force and CRM users in
organizations of any size; product returns to its original creator
who plans to „Internet Activate“ ACT!

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, December 6, 1999 – SalesLogix Corporation
(NASDAQ: SLGX), a leading provider of CRM and e-commerce software,
today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire
ACT!, the world’s best selling contact manager, from Symantec
Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC). The transaction will significantly
expand SalesLogix’s share of the $11.5 billion Customer
Relationship Management (CRM) marketplace, adding an immediate
estimated customer base of three million ACT! users. With the
recently released ACT!2000 and its own SalesLogix solution,
SalesLogix can now offer the leading sales automation brands for
individual users and sales teams in organizations of any size.

The acquisition of ACT! – the world’s most popular sales and
contact management tool for small businesses, individual sales
professionals and consultants – is the latest move in SalesLogix’s
strategy to create Internet-based sales automation solutions that
leverage e-business applications with dynamic content, commerce and
community-building Web services. With offerings that will now span
all major segments of the sales community – from individuals and
small businesses to medium and large companies that must manage the
diverse activities of different types of sales channels and
partners – SalesLogix is seeking to gain a major share of the
surging B2B sell-side automation market. This market is projected
by analysts like Aberdeen Group, a Boston, MA market research firm,
to grow to $5.5 billion in 2003.

„There is already an inherent synergy between SalesLogix and
ACT!. That’s by design, not coincidence,“ said SalesLogix president
and CEO Pat Sullivan. „With ACT! now becoming a part of the
SalesLogix product offering, we can more effectively create a
completely seamless growth path that enables our customers to grow
within a common application framework – from individual salespeople
to small businesses to medium-to-large enterprises. We also believe
there is a tremendous opportunity to provide a new class of
services to millions of ACT! and SalesLogix users. With ACT! now
added to the mix, we believe we have now assembled the foundation
to own a dominant share of the CRM marketplace, and have created
the scale to compete effectively for leadership of the overall

Under the terms of the agreement, SalesLogix will acquire ACT!
for an aggregate purchase price of $60 million in cash, paid out
over four years, and common stock valued at $20 million. SalesLogix
will take over the ACT! development, marketing and support
functions, and will continue to sell the ACT! product through its
existing distribution channels. Upon commencement of the license,
ACT! will become an independent line of business of SalesLogix, and
the company will expand its operations to three lines of business –
ACT!, SalesLogix and Closing of the transaction,
which is subject to antitrust review and customary closing
onditions, and commencement of the license is anticipated for early

„SalesLogix is the ideal company to take care of the existing
ACT! customer base and to continue development of ACT! through its
natural evolution to an Internet-based application,“ said John W.
Thompson, Symantec chairman, president and CEO. „Pat Sullivan has
developed a unique, long-term strategy for the future of ACT! that
provides exciting new opportunities for the millions of salespeople
who have come to rely on one of the industry’s leading contact