Sybase to Join New York Stock Exchange

Move Recognizes Sybase's Growth as a World-Class e-Business Company



SYNOPSIS:

Sybase will move from Nasdaq to the New York Stock Exchange effective

May 22, 2001

- Sybase will change its ticker symbol from SYBS to SY

- John Chen, chairman, president and CEO of Sybase, Inc. will commemorate

the occasion by ringing the NYSE bell to open and close trading on

May 22 -- part of an exciting Wall Street celebration

- Like many vital Wall Street institutions, the NYSE utilizes Sybase's

technology.



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sybase, Inc.

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SY will soon be the SYmbol
 SYnonymous with SYbase.  In a move that underscores the company's position as
 a leading provider of e-Business software solutions, Sybase, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
 SYBS) today announced that it plans to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
 for official listing on May 22.  Its new ticker symbol will be SY.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO )
     This prestigious move signifies another exciting development for Sybase,
 which has swiftly accelerated from a database-only vendor to a leader in the
 e-Business infrastructure arena.  The company's customer base includes
 90 percent of the world's securities firms and 60 percent of its banks.
 Furthermore, the NYSE -- considered the world's foremost securities
 marketplace -- also relies upon Sybase's technology.
     Sybase, Inc. has been listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker
 symbol SYBS since its initial public offering in 1991.  The move will be
 commemorated to great fanfare with a unique celebration on Wall Street -- site
 of many of Sybase's leading customers, including the NYSE.
     "On the heels of our most profitable year ever, Sybase has been invited to
 join the NYSE.  This is a major milestone in the history of Sybase," said
 John Chen, chairman, president and CEO of Sybase.  "This is validation that
 Sybase is recognized as a profitable, viable, global leader, who is providing
 meaningful products to the marketplace, real-world solutions for its customers
 and tremendous value to its shareholders.  What better way to recognize this
 evolution than with a move to the New York Stock Exchange, itself a symbol of
 the best blue-chip companies, and to keep company with some of our best
 customers."  Chen will help commemorate the occasion by ringing the opening
 and closing bell at the NYSE on May 22 and then join in festive Wall Street
 celebrations, the details of which will be announced soon.
     "The Exchange is proud and privileged to welcome Sybase to the growing
 family of NYSE-listed companies," said Dick Grasso, NYSE chairman and CEO.
 "As a leading global software enterprise, Sybase delivers innovative
 integrated solutions that power the success of many of the institutions at the
 center of finance, including the NYSE itself.  We look forward to our
 partnership with Sybase and the company's shareholders."
     The move to the NYSE is the latest proof point that Sybase has come into
 its own as a leader in the e-Business infrastructure space.  On February 20,
 Sybase announced an intent to acquire New Era of Networks (NEON), an
 enterprise application integration provider.  The acquisition is intended to
 significantly advance Sybase's strategy to provide the most advanced,
 complete, integrated e-Business solutions for doing business on the Web.  The
 acquisition of NEON is also expected to build on Sybase's strength as a global
 supplier of software solutions for all enterprises.
     Since its founding in 1984, Sybase has evolved into one of the largest
 independent software companies in the world.  A leading provider of enterprise
 products and services -- including enterprise portals (EP), mobile and
 wireless technologies, and vertical solutions -- Sybase enables companies to
 build robust e-Business infrastructures for integrating, managing,
 personalizing, and delivering information anywhere it is needed.
 
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel e-business
 and enable access to information anytime, anyplace.  With its industry-leading
 Enterprise Portal, mobile and wireless and vertical market solutions, Sybase
 is one of the largest global independent software companies in the world.  For
 more information, visit the Sybase Web site:  http://www.sybase.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sybase and the names of its products mentioned are trademarks of
 Sybase, Inc., or its subsidiaries.  All other company and product names
 mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are
 associated.
     Statements in this release that are not historical facts are
 forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks.
 Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include
 the risks inherent in completing the acquisition of NEON, the ability to
 integrate NEON into Sybase's business, the timely development and market
 acceptance of the products and services of the combined companies, Sybase's
 ability to remain competitive in a highly competitive and rapidly changing
 marketplace, shifts in customer demand, rapid technological changes,
 competitive factors, general business and market conditions, and other factors
 described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities Exchange
 Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
 December 31, 2000.
 
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SOURCE Sybase, Inc.
    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SY will soon be the SYmbol
 SYnonymous with SYbase.  In a move that underscores the company's position as
 a leading provider of e-Business software solutions, Sybase, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
 SYBS) today announced that it plans to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
 for official listing on May 22.  Its new ticker symbol will be SY.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001013/SYBSLOGO )
     This prestigious move signifies another exciting development for Sybase,
 which has swiftly accelerated from a database-only vendor to a leader in the
 e-Business infrastructure arena.  The company's customer base includes
 90 percent of the world's securities firms and 60 percent of its banks.
 Furthermore, the NYSE -- considered the world's foremost securities
 marketplace -- also relies upon Sybase's technology.
     Sybase, Inc. has been listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker
 symbol SYBS since its initial public offering in 1991.  The move will be
 commemorated to great fanfare with a unique celebration on Wall Street -- site
 of many of Sybase's leading customers, including the NYSE.
     "On the heels of our most profitable year ever, Sybase has been invited to
 join the NYSE.  This is a major milestone in the history of Sybase," said
 John Chen, chairman, president and CEO of Sybase.  "This is validation that
 Sybase is recognized as a profitable, viable, global leader, who is providing
 meaningful products to the marketplace, real-world solutions for its customers
 and tremendous value to its shareholders.  What better way to recognize this
 evolution than with a move to the New York Stock Exchange, itself a symbol of
 the best blue-chip companies, and to keep company with some of our best
 customers."  Chen will help commemorate the occasion by ringing the opening
 and closing bell at the NYSE on May 22 and then join in festive Wall Street
 celebrations, the details of which will be announced soon.
     "The Exchange is proud and privileged to welcome Sybase to the growing
 family of NYSE-listed companies," said Dick Grasso, NYSE chairman and CEO.
 "As a leading global software enterprise, Sybase delivers innovative
 integrated solutions that power the success of many of the institutions at the
 center of finance, including the NYSE itself.  We look forward to our
 partnership with Sybase and the company's shareholders."
     The move to the NYSE is the latest proof point that Sybase has come into
 its own as a leader in the e-Business infrastructure space.  On February 20,
 Sybase announced an intent to acquire New Era of Networks (NEON), an
 enterprise application integration provider.  The acquisition is intended to
 significantly advance Sybase's strategy to provide the most advanced,
 complete, integrated e-Business solutions for doing business on the Web.  The
 acquisition of NEON is also expected to build on Sybase's strength as a global
 supplier of software solutions for all enterprises.
     Since its founding in 1984, Sybase has evolved into one of the largest
 independent software companies in the world.  A leading provider of enterprise
 products and services -- including enterprise portals (EP), mobile and
 wireless technologies, and vertical solutions -- Sybase enables companies to
 build robust e-Business infrastructures for integrating, managing,
 personalizing, and delivering information anywhere it is needed.
 
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel e-business
 and enable access to information anytime, anyplace.  With its industry-leading
 Enterprise Portal, mobile and wireless and vertical market solutions, Sybase
 is one of the largest global independent software companies in the world.  For
 more information, visit the Sybase Web site:  http://www.sybase.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sybase and the names of its products mentioned are trademarks of
 Sybase, Inc., or its subsidiaries.  All other company and product names
 mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are
 associated.
     Statements in this release that are not historical facts are
 forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks.
 Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include
 the risks inherent in completing the acquisition of NEON, the ability to
 integrate NEON into Sybase's business, the timely development and market
 acceptance of the products and services of the combined companies, Sybase's
 ability to remain competitive in a highly competitive and rapidly changing
 marketplace, shifts in customer demand, rapid technological changes,
 competitive factors, general business and market conditions, and other factors
 described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities Exchange
 Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
 December 31, 2000.
 
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