Novell and Cambridge Technology Partners Announce Early Termination Of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    PROVO, Utah and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL), the leading provider of Net services software,
 and Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CATP), a global eSolutions
 provider, announced today that early termination of the waiting period under
 the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has been
 granted, effective April 30, 2001, relating to their previously announced
 proposed merger.
 
     Editors Note
     The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 requires that
 parties to certain mergers and acquisitions file notification with federal
 antitrust authorities and obtain clearance prior to consummation. The statute
 imposes a 30-day waiting period during which time the government reviews the
 competitive aspects of the transaction. The statute is intended to identify
 transactions involving competitive overlaps between the parties. Where such
 overlaps do not exist, the government typically grants early termination of
 the 30-day waiting period imposed by the statute.
 
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc., is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers
 services to secure and power all types of networks -- the Internet, intranets,
 and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public -- across leading
 operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for
 one Net -- a single global network that supports new applications and forms of
 business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support
 programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software
 with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.
     For information on Novell's complete range of products and services,
 contact Novell's Customer Response Center at 888-321-4CRC (4272), or visit
 Novell's Web site at http://www.novell.com . Press may access Novell
 announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.novell.com/pressroom . In addition, detailed comparisons between
 Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on
 the Web at http://www.novell.com/competitive .
 
     About Cambridge Technology Partners
     Cambridge Technology Partners provides strategic and management consulting
 as well as systems integration services to transform its clients into
 eBusinesses. Working in collaboration with Global 1000 and high-velocity
 middle market companies, Cambridge combines a deep understanding of New
 Economy issues with integrated, end-to-end services, and a proven track record
 of shared risk and rapid, guaranteed delivery. Cambridge generated
 $586.6 million in revenue in 2000. Cambridge has approximately
 3,500 employees in 19 countries around the world. Cambridge is a Safeguard
 Scientifics (NYSE:   SFE) partner company. Cambridge on the Web:
 http://www.ctp.com .
 
     Novell, Inc. ("Novell") and Cambridge Technology Partners (Massachusetts),
 Inc. ("Cambridge") will file a joint proxy statement/prospectus with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission on the Form S-4 Registration Statement.
 THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHICH
 SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE
 MERGER.  The joint proxy statement/prospectus will be made available to all
 shareholders of Cambridge and Novell, at no expense to them. The joint proxy
 statement/prospectus will also be available for free at the Commission's Web
 site at www.sec.gov.
     Information regarding the participants in the solicitation and a
 description of their direct or indirect interest, by security holdings or
 otherwise, is contained in the joint press release filed by Novell, Inc. with
 the SEC under Rule 425 on March 12, 2001.
 
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SOURCE Novell, Inc.
    PROVO, Utah and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL), the leading provider of Net services software,
 and Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CATP), a global eSolutions
 provider, announced today that early termination of the waiting period under
 the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has been
 granted, effective April 30, 2001, relating to their previously announced
 proposed merger.
 
     Editors Note
     The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 requires that
 parties to certain mergers and acquisitions file notification with federal
 antitrust authorities and obtain clearance prior to consummation. The statute
 imposes a 30-day waiting period during which time the government reviews the
 competitive aspects of the transaction. The statute is intended to identify
 transactions involving competitive overlaps between the parties. Where such
 overlaps do not exist, the government typically grants early termination of
 the 30-day waiting period imposed by the statute.
 
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc., is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers
 services to secure and power all types of networks -- the Internet, intranets,
 and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public -- across leading
 operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for
 one Net -- a single global network that supports new applications and forms of
 business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support
 programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software
 with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.
     For information on Novell's complete range of products and services,
 contact Novell's Customer Response Center at 888-321-4CRC (4272), or visit
 Novell's Web site at http://www.novell.com . Press may access Novell
 announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.novell.com/pressroom . In addition, detailed comparisons between
 Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on
 the Web at http://www.novell.com/competitive .
 
     About Cambridge Technology Partners
     Cambridge Technology Partners provides strategic and management consulting
 as well as systems integration services to transform its clients into
 eBusinesses. Working in collaboration with Global 1000 and high-velocity
 middle market companies, Cambridge combines a deep understanding of New
 Economy issues with integrated, end-to-end services, and a proven track record
 of shared risk and rapid, guaranteed delivery. Cambridge generated
 $586.6 million in revenue in 2000. Cambridge has approximately
 3,500 employees in 19 countries around the world. Cambridge is a Safeguard
 Scientifics (NYSE:   SFE) partner company. Cambridge on the Web:
 http://www.ctp.com .
 
     Novell, Inc. ("Novell") and Cambridge Technology Partners (Massachusetts),
 Inc. ("Cambridge") will file a joint proxy statement/prospectus with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission on the Form S-4 Registration Statement.
 THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHICH
 SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE
 MERGER.  The joint proxy statement/prospectus will be made available to all
 shareholders of Cambridge and Novell, at no expense to them. The joint proxy
 statement/prospectus will also be available for free at the Commission's Web
 site at www.sec.gov.
     Information regarding the participants in the solicitation and a
 description of their direct or indirect interest, by security holdings or
 otherwise, is contained in the joint press release filed by Novell, Inc. with
 the SEC under Rule 425 on March 12, 2001.
 
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