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Thursday 15 November, 2001

Orbital Soft Hldgs

Re Directorate

Orbital Software Holdings PLC
15 November 2001

 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN CANADA,
                 AUSTRALIA, THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND OR JAPAN

EMBARGOED UNTIL 8.30 A.M.                                      15 November 2001

                  Orbital Software Holdings plc ('Orbital')

                             Appointment of directors

The board of Orbital announces that, following the recommended offer for
Orbital by Sopheon plc ('Sopheon') being declared unconditional in all
respects, the following directors of Sopheon have been appointed to the board
of Orbital with immediate effect, Barry Mence as non-executive Chairman and
Andy Michuda and Arif Karimjee as non-executive directors. Ian Ritchie has
stepped down as Chairman of Orbital, but otherwise remains on the board as a
non-executive director.

A further announcement will be made in due course with the information
required under paragraph 16.4 of the Listing Rules of the Financial Services
Authority.



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Orbital Software Holdings plc                Tel. +44 (0)131 348 3000
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