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Systat Software and Cytel Software Form Strategic Alliance

To Undertake Joint Development Efforts to Create Interoperability Between Systat® and StatXact®

Richmond, CA , May 31, 2005

Systat Software, Inc. ("Systat"), a leading provider of specialized scientific software products and services, today announced a strategic partnership with Cytel Software Corporation ("Cytel"), a leading provider of statistical software and services for optimized clinical trial design and analysis.

Systat will license components of Cytel's award-winning StatXact software to create a new module for SYSTAT specializing in exact statistical tests. The integrated module will be marketed under the SYSTAT brand and distributed by Systat in 2006.

" We are very excited about this alliance with Systat Software. Cytel's StatXact software was first developed in 1989, it has since evolved to become the most comprehensive software package for conducting exact statistical tests with over 10,000 customers worldwide. This partnership will broaden our customer base and bring the benefit of this computing power to the greater scientific community, " said Xiao-Wei Zhu, Vice President of Cytel Software Corporation.

" This joint development effort to create interoperability between SYSTAT and the licensed StatXact components adds yet another milestone for Systat. We have enhanced SYSTAT's architecture to integrate best of breed features of other products to address newer segments. We look forward to working with Cytel software and developing newer and better products to address the needs of the scientific and engineering community, " added Mueed Khader, Director, Systat Software, Inc.

SYSTAT is a high value, integrated desktop statistics and graphics software package for Scientists, Researchers and Statisticians, enabling customers to analyze their data, make meaningful discoveries, and present their results very efficiently. With over 65,000 users globally, SYSTAT has become a global success.

StatXact is a package for exact non-parametric statistical inference on continuous or categorical data. It covers every mainstream non-parametric procedure, using a user-friendly GUI interface under Windows. StatXact provides at least one solution for every important nonparametric statistical problem involving binary, categorical or continuous data

About Systat Software, Inc.

Systat Software, Inc., headquartered in Point Richmond, California, is a leading developer and supplier of award-winning scientific software and services to the world's top companies, research centers and universities. The company also has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and India and is enhanced by a network of resellers and distributors in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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The family of Systat products include SYSTAT, a comprehensive statistical analysis package, SigmaPlot®, technical graphing and presentation software, SigmaStat®, step-by-step guided statistical analysis, PeakFit, automated peak separation & analysis software, SigmaScan®, powerful image analysis software, TableCurve 2D® and TableCurve 3D®, automated curve and surface fitting software.

About Cytel Software Corporation

Cytel Software Corporation has a 18-year track record as the premier provider of software and services for the design and analysis of clinical trials. Cytel Software's Pharma Division provides software, training and consulting to clinical trial sponsors seeking to run their trials more efficiently. Cytel's East® software is used by every division of the FDA and by hundreds of biostatisticians and clinicians in industry and academia to design, simulate and monitor group sequential and adaptive flexible clinical trials. More than 10,000 customers also use Cytel's award-winning StatXact and LogXact® software for exact statistical inference. Cytel Software is a privately owned company, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and with software development operations in Pune, India.

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