Inprise Corporation Plans to Change Its Name to Borland Software Corporation

New Name Will Leverage the Power of the Borland Brand



Nov 14, 2000, 00:00 ET from Inprise Corporation from ,Borland Software Corporation

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ --
 Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq:   INPR) today announced that the company intends to
 officially change its name to Borland Software Corporation.  The legal name of
 the company will continue to be Inprise Corporation until the name change
 process has been completed during the first quarter of 2001.  The company is
 de facto referring to itself now as Borland.  Once the name change is
 completed, the company also expects to change its Nasdaq market symbol from
 "INPR" to "BORL".
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000117/SFM040 )
     "The Borland name has always been synonymous with superior technology,"
 said Dale L. Fuller, president and CEO of Borland.  "We recognize the
 influence the Borland name has on customers, and we know this decision will
 strengthen our identification within our target markets.  The Borland name
 symbolizes a new start for the company, which has proven itself over the past
 eighteen months with two consecutive quarters of profitability.  As we
 continue our turnaround, the name change signifies our renewed commitment to
 customers, stockholders, employees and analysts.  Borland has always been well
 known for its ability to simplify complex technologies and the new name
 signals a return to the commitment to deliver superior technology that helps
 speed and ease the software development lifecycle."
 
     About Borland
     Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Borland) is a
 leading provider of award-winning e-business application development,
 deployment and management solutions and services for all major platforms,
 including Linux(R), Solaris(TM) and Windows(R).  Founded in 1983, Borland is
 headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To
 learn more, visit Borland at http://www.borland.com/ , the community site at
 http://community.borland.com or call Borland at 800-632-2864.
     NOTE:  Borland's product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Inprise Corporation.  Other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the
 party using such names.  Forward-looking statements in this release, including
 but not limited to those concerning Borland's future financial performance,
 product development plans, and the potential features of or benefits to be
 derived from the products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, involve a
 number of uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ
 materially.  Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ
 materially include, among others, the following:  Possible disruptive effects
 of organizational or personnel changes by Borland, shifts in customer demand,
 market acceptance of new or enhanced products developed, marketed or sold by
 Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or
 announcements by competitors, software errors, general business conditions and
 market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and
 other factors described in the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by
 Inprise Corporation with the SEC.
 
 

SOURCE Inprise Corporation; Borland Software Corporation
    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ --
 Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq:   INPR) today announced that the company intends to
 officially change its name to Borland Software Corporation.  The legal name of
 the company will continue to be Inprise Corporation until the name change
 process has been completed during the first quarter of 2001.  The company is
 de facto referring to itself now as Borland.  Once the name change is
 completed, the company also expects to change its Nasdaq market symbol from
 "INPR" to "BORL".
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000117/SFM040 )
     "The Borland name has always been synonymous with superior technology,"
 said Dale L. Fuller, president and CEO of Borland.  "We recognize the
 influence the Borland name has on customers, and we know this decision will
 strengthen our identification within our target markets.  The Borland name
 symbolizes a new start for the company, which has proven itself over the past
 eighteen months with two consecutive quarters of profitability.  As we
 continue our turnaround, the name change signifies our renewed commitment to
 customers, stockholders, employees and analysts.  Borland has always been well
 known for its ability to simplify complex technologies and the new name
 signals a return to the commitment to deliver superior technology that helps
 speed and ease the software development lifecycle."
 
     About Borland
     Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Borland) is a
 leading provider of award-winning e-business application development,
 deployment and management solutions and services for all major platforms,
 including Linux(R), Solaris(TM) and Windows(R).  Founded in 1983, Borland is
 headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To
 learn more, visit Borland at http://www.borland.com/ , the community site at
 http://community.borland.com or call Borland at 800-632-2864.
     NOTE:  Borland's product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Inprise Corporation.  Other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the
 party using such names.  Forward-looking statements in this release, including
 but not limited to those concerning Borland's future financial performance,
 product development plans, and the potential features of or benefits to be
 derived from the products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, involve a
 number of uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ
 materially.  Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ
 materially include, among others, the following:  Possible disruptive effects
 of organizational or personnel changes by Borland, shifts in customer demand,
 market acceptance of new or enhanced products developed, marketed or sold by
 Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or
 announcements by competitors, software errors, general business conditions and
 market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and
 other factors described in the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by
 Inprise Corporation with the SEC.
 
 SOURCE  Inprise Corporation; Borland Software Corporation