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August 20, 2010 10:47 ET

Pegasystems Climbs to No. 8 on FORTUNE'S 2010 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Strong Revenue Growth, Driven by Increasing Demand for "Build for Change" Technology, Places Pegasystems Among the World's Top Corporate Performers

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) -  Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in business process management (BPM) and a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, today announced that FORTUNE has ranked Pegasystems eighth on its 2010 "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list, up significantly from the previous year. In addition, Pegasystems was named the third fastest growing technology company. The full list and related stories appear in the September 6, 2010 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands Monday, August 23, and now at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortunefastestgrowing/2010/index.html.

FORTUNE Managing Editor Andy Serwer writes in the September 6, 2010 issue, "The troubled economy is on all of our minds these days, but sometimes we forget that even in the long slog we seem to be in, entrepreneurs are hard at work creating the next Cisco or Amgen or Starbucks."

"Being named to such a prestigious list for a second consecutive year is a true honor," said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO of Pegasystems. "Our phenomenal growth over recent years is driven by the success our clients are achieving by implementing our Build for Change® Technology to reduce costs, grow revenues, and drive enterprise-wide transformation."

To qualify for 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, foreign or domestic companies had to meet the following criteria: be trading on a major U.S. stock exchange; file quarterly reports with the SEC; have a minimum market capitalization of $250 million and a stock price of at least $5 on June 30, 2010; and have been trading continuously since June 30, 2007. The company must also have revenue and net income of at least $50 million and $10 million, respectively, for the four quarters ended on or before April 30, 2010. Finally, the company must have posted an annualized growth in revenue and earnings per share of at least 15% annually over the three years ended on or before April 30, 2010.

Companies that meet the above criteria were ranked by revenue growth rate; EPS growth rate; and three-year annualized total return for the period ended June 30, 2010. (To compute the revenue and EPS growth rates, FORTUNE uses a trailing four quarters log linear least square regression fit.) The overall rank was based on the sum of the three ranks. Once the 100 companies were identified, they were then re-ranked within the 100, using the three equally weighted variables. If there is a tie, the company with the larger four-quarter revenue receives the higher rank.

About FORTUNE
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About Pegasystems
Pegasystems, the leader in business process management and a leading provider of CRM solutions, helps organizations enhance customer loyalty, generate new business, and improve productivity. Our patented Build for Change® technology speeds the delivery of critical business solutions by directly capturing business objectives and eliminating manual programming. Pegasystems enables clients to quickly adapt to changing business conditions in order to outperform the competition. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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