Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation Software Inc.

August 06, 2009 17:22 ET

Cowlitz County Selects Cayenta, a Subsidiary of Constellation Software's Harris Subsidiary

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2009) - Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) -

Harris Computer Systems ("Harris") is pleased to announce that the Public Utility District No. 1 of Cowlitz County, Washington ("Cowlitz PUD") has chosen Cayenta's Enterprise Resource Planning ("ERP") Solution for its ERP system. The Cayenta ERP is a comprehensive solution including Cayenta Utilities, Cayenta Financials and Cayenta Operations.

Cowlitz PUD provides electric service to 48,200 residential, commercial, industrial and street lighting customers. The PUD has repeatedly achieved greater economies of scale, benefiting its customers through low and stable rates. Cowlitz PUD was recently a co-winner of the 2009 Wind Power Pioneer Award by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Powering America Program.

"Cowlitz PUD is a very responsive and effective consumer-owned utility and will be an excellent member of the Cayenta family. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Cowlitz PUD" remarked Brad Atchison, General Manager of the Cayenta business division.

"We are excited to create a solid foundation for the next generation at Cowlitz PUD." states Don McMaster, Chief Operating Officer for Cowlitz PUD. "Cayenta through its Solution, methodology and people demonstrated that they are the right solution for Cowlitz PUD."

Cayenta provides a fully integrated and comprehensive ERP solution for mid-market utilities. Cayenta delivers effective solutions with tremendous value to fiscally-responsible utilities and governments.

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.

About Harris:

Harris is a leading provider of utility customer information systems (CIS), billing, and financial management software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to public power and water markets as well as all levels of local government throughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring that we meet the changing needs of our customers over time. For further information on Harris Computer Systems, please visit our website at, or call 888-847-7747.

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