Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation Software Inc.

November 21, 2007 19:56 ET

Constellation Software Inc. Reaches Agreement to Acquire Software Company in the Healthcare Market

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2007) - Constellation Software Inc. ("Constellation") (TSX:CSU) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire a U.S. based software company that is in the North American healthcare market. The acquisition represents Constellation's entry into a new vertical with an industry leading player. Once the acquisition has been completed, the acquired company will be managed as part of Constellation's Jonas Operating Group.

"This will be one of our larger acquisitions this year. The total purchase price will be approximately US$16 million, subject to post closing adjustments for audited net tangible assets. With revenues for the year ended December 31, 2006 of approximately US$8.6M, we expect the company to contribute significantly to our acquired growth objectives." said John Billowits, Chief Financial Officer of Constellation.

The transaction is expected to close on or about November 30, 2007 and is subject to customary closing conditions, as well as approval by the shareholders of the acquired company. Further details of the transaction will be disclosed upon closing.

"This will be Constellation's eleventh acquisition in 2007," commented Bernard Anzarouth, VP Business Development of Constellation. "We are pleased that we have surpassed our capital allocation goals for 2007 with this latest investment."

About Jonas:

Jonas is a leading provider of enterprise management software solutions currently to the Club and Construction Management industries. Jonas has over 4,500 customers worldwide in 11 countries. Jonas employs over 200 individuals consisting of a cross-section of industry experts and technology professionals. Jonas is headquartered in Canada and also operates offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

About Constellation:

Constellation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CSU". Constellation Software is an international provider of market leading software and services to a number of industries across both the public and private sectors. The Company acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses that provide mission-critical software solutions to address the specific needs of its customers in those industries.

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Certain statements herein may be "forward looking" statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Constellation or the industry to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements reflect current assumptions and expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof. Forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to vary significantly from the results discussed in the forward looking statements. These forward looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Constellation assumes no obligation to update any forward looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

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