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Compuware Completes Acquisition Of Vireo Software, Inc.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- October 22, 1998 -- Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the technology assets of Massachusetts-based Vireo Software, a privately held provider of Windows device driver software tools.

"Vireo's products are highly complementary to the SoftICE product line," said Omar Hussain, General Manager of the NuMega product line. "The addition of Vireo's products will enable Compuware to provide comprehensive solutions for building, debugging and implementing device drivers for Windows."

"This acquisition marks a commitment by Compuware to provide device driver programmers with the best software and support services in the world," said Stephen Lewin-Berlin, president of Vireo Software, Inc. "Together, Vireo and Compuware are confident that the combined talents of two of the industry's leading providers of device driver tools for the Windows environment will redefine the marketplace."

Founded in 1989 and incorporated in Massachusetts in February 1991, Vireo provides best-of-breed tools for Windows Device Driver development. Vireo's product line includes tools for writing both Windows device drivers and applications that interact with hardware or other system level components on Windows systems. Vireo's development team will become a part of Compuware's Nashua, NH development lab.


Compuware NuMega products are the worldwide market share leaders in automatic error detection and debugging solutions for professional Windows developers. These award-winning products substantially improve the productivity and software quality of Windows development teams. NuMega DevPartner Studio 6.0 is the only comprehensive suite of SmartDebugging tools for the Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 development system that speeds development of applications and components built with Visual Studio, by automatically detecting, diagnosing and facilitating the resolution of software errors and performance problems. The Compuware NuMega suite offers a wide range of solutions for Year 2000, Java and COM for the Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95 and Windows CE operating systems. To date, NuMega has provided solutions to more than 110,000 users in business and government worldwide. For more information about the Compuware NuMega product line call 1-800-4NUMEGA.

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of software products and professional services that help information technology professionals efficiently develop, implement and support the applications that run their businesses. Founded in 1973, Compuware today ranks as one of the largest independent software vendors in the world. The Company's products have been licensed by nearly 11,000 organizations worldwide. The Company's professional services organization has a staff approaching 6,000 people. Compuware, with fiscal 1998 revenues in excess of $1.1 billion, is the world leader in client/server development technology. For more information on Compuware, please contact the corporate offices at 800-521-9353. Compuware also can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.compuware.com.


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Press contacts:
Bob O'Brien, NuMega Lab, Compuware Corporation, 603-578-8233, bobrien@numega.com

Steve Reilly, Corporate Communications, Compuware Corporation, 248-737-7300, ext. 1458, steve_reilly@compuware.com

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Compuware Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.