Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation Software Inc.

April 01, 2009 10:40 ET

Constellation Software Inc. Acquires Common CENTS® Solutions, Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2009) - Constellation Software Inc. ("Constellation") (TSX:CSU) announced today that it has completed, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Computrition, Inc. ("Computrition"), the acquisition of Common CENTS Solutions, Inc. ("Common CENTS"). Common CENTS is a leading provider of room service automation and Point-Of-Sale technology, primarily serving the healthcare foodservice arena.

Computrition President & CEO, Scott Saklad, states, "We are pleased to add Common CENTS to the Computrition family of solutions. We will continue to build on Common CENTS' strong, well established customer base and flagship product line."

Common CENTS President, Tom Bunting, states, "We are very pleased to announce this acquisition by Computrition. Common CENTS now has access to the resources to expand our product offering and customer base. Their expertise in software, specifically the healthcare foodservice and clinical nutrition market, will help us achieve our full potential."

As a result of the acquisition, Common CENTS will operate as an independent business unit of Computrition and as such, will continue to sell, develop, enhance, support and service all solutions from their current offices in Jackson, MS.

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. Constellation 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.

About Computrition:

Computrition, Inc. is the leading provider of fully integrated foodservice and nutrition management software systems in the hospitality and healthcare industries. With customers throughout the USA, Canada, and worldwide, Computrition provides an all-encompassing software system designed to increase efficiency and productivity in the healthcare, hospitality, university, school foodservice, military and corrections industries. Staffed by dietitians, foodservice directors, chefs, business & service professionals and certified technical specialists, Computrition possesses the expertise necessary to deliver the highest quality products and services with a focus on customer satisfaction, employee fulfillment, and profitability.

About Common CENTS Solutions:

For hospitals, restaurants, cafeterias and satellite retail facilities, Common CENTS® Solutions offers a total management system that combines POS terminals with back office software to control sales, cash, and inventory at the point of service and provide "cashless" purchasing for customers, employees and other patrons in either a debit or credit environment. Common CENTS® Solutions has a proven record of performance, ROI, and customer service. For more information about Common CENTS, please visit

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