The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
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The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

May 23, 2006 07:00 ET

Wolseley Selects Descartes' Transportation and Delivery Management Solutions for UK Operations

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World's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products selects Descartes' solutions for logistics planning and execution after comprehensive pilot

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX), a leading provider of on-demand, software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery management solutions for transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail distribution and service provider enterprises, today announced that Wolseley (Group Services) Limited has selected Descartes' solutions for logistics planning and execution for its UK operations.

Wolseley is the world's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials to professional contractors in North America, the UK and Continental Europe. After a comprehensive pilot and evaluation study, Wolseley has selected Descartes' transportation and delivery management solutions for customer delivery reservation, delivery route planning and vehicle dispatch within the UK. Descartes' solutions are designed to help organizations like Wolseley, for whom timely delivery is a key service component, reduce operational costs and improve customer service.

"Having an industry leader like Wolseley select Descartes after a comprehensive pilot illustrates the quality of our solutions and people, and our ability to demonstrate and deliver value to customers," said Arthur Mesher, CEO of Descartes. "We look forward to a long-term relationship with Wolseley to help them deliver to their customers."

About Wolseley plc

Wolseley plc is the world's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials to professional contractors in North America, the UK and Continental Europe. Group revenues for the year ended 31 July 2005 were approximately Pounds Sterling 11.3 billion and operating profit, before amortization of acquired intangibles, was Pounds Sterling 708 million. Wolseley has more than 67,000 employees operating in 14 countries namely: UK, USA, France, Canada, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Luxembourg and Denmark. Wolseley is listed on the London and New York Stock Exchanges (LSE:WOS.L)(NYSE:WOS) and is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.

About Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand, software-as-a-service delivery management solutions for transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail, distribution and service provider enterprises. Descartes delivers trading partner connectivity and document exchange, route planning, wireless dispatch, rate management, inventory and asset visibility, transportation management and warehouse optimization solutions for industries such as retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and third-party logistics. Descartes offers solutions that can be deployed as traditional applications or as a service to help customers optimize and gain real-time control of their inventory, logistics assets and mobile workforce. Descartes solutions are used by more than 2,500 customers in over 60 countries. For more information, visit www.descartes.com.

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This release contains statements that are considered forward-looking information by applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"), including statements that relate to Descartes' product and service functionality and performance, potential benefits derived therefrom in general and by Wolseley, our ongoing relationship with Wolseley, Descartes' competitive position and other matters that may constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Descartes to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in Wolseley's deployment plans or schedules, changes in fuel prices, and the factors discussed in the sections entitled, "Risk Factors" and "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. If any of such risks or factors actually occur, they could materially adversely effect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

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