CA EYES FURTHER INVESTMENTS IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT GREG CORGAN’S REGIONAL TOUR

Published March 7th, 2006 - 11:53 GMT

CA (NYSE:CA), one of the world’s largest IT management software companies, today announced it will make further regional investments following a regional tour by CA’s Executive Vice President (EVP) of Worldwide Sales, Gregory Corgan, which took place between February 28 and March 3, 2006. During Corgan’s tour he visited top customers, partners and government officials in the Kuwait, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon.

“While the Arab region continues to show strong economic growth resulting in greater spend on IT, there is a pressing need for corporations and government agencies to unify and simplify the management of their growing and more complex IT environment in a secure manner, ,” said Corgan.  “I have met with customers and partners in the region to share discussions on their IT needs and how CA’s Enterprise IT Management (EITM) framework can help them  achieve their business goals.”

Greg Corgan brings over two decades of IT expertise to CA as he leads CA’s global direct sales force and is responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships.  Before joining CA in 2003, Greg spent 24 years with IBM where he held numerous positions in software sales, marketing and technical support.  He served as the general manager of Software, IBM North America from 1995 through 1997 and led sales, marketing and technical support for all IBM software products, direct and indirect business channels, and independent software organizations.

“CA in the Arab countries is going through a tremendous expansion process and it is fundamental that, as CA continues to grow in the region, ongoing investments are being made to get the right skills and expertise to support our customers, develop a strong channel partner network and deliver world class solutions,” said Gilbert Lacroix, VP and area manager at CA for EMEA’s Eastern Markets. “Greg is here to provide his insight and share experiences with our customers as we prepare to build on the region’s capabilities through.  We are looking to announce further investments in a very short period.”

Highlights of Greg’s visit included meetings with key customers, partners and senior government officials, some of which resulted in landmark agreements which will be publicly announced shortly.
About CA
CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world's largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.ca.com.

About CA in the Middle East & Africa
CA set up its direct presence in the Middle East region in September 2004.  Today CA has offices in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai). With over 100 highly skilled professionals and a tri-lingual 24X7 customer support centre in the region, CA is able to help many large and small organizations to unify and simplify their IT environments securely to drive better business value.

CA customers in MEA include Aga Khan University, Bank of Beirut, Dubai Department of Civil Aviation, Emirates Bank International, Etisalat Contact Center, Public Warehousing Company, Royal Court Affairs in Oman, Salalah Port Authority, Saudi Arabian Airlines, UAE Higher Colleges of Technology and many other organisations large and small.  For more information, please visit www.ca.com/arabworld


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