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Tuesday 27 November, 2001

Orbital Soft Hldgs

Appointment of Directors

Orbital Software Holdings PLC
27 November 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          27 November 2001

                  Orbital Software Holdings plc ('Orbital')

                         Appointment of directors

On 15 November 2001, it was announced that Barry Mence, Andy Michuda and Arif
Karimjee, had been appointed to the board of Sopheon as non-executive

Barry Keith Mence, Andrew Lloyd Michuda and Arif Karimjee are currently
directors of Sopheon plc.

Barry Mence was a director of Rendeck Corporation, a U.S. corporation, when it
filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy under Chapter 7, Title II, United
States Code in May 1984. Barry Mence was also a director of Branston & Gothard
Limited when it filed a petition for winding-up in April 1998 and provisional
liquidators were appointed. On 12 August 1998 a compulsory winding-up order
was made in respect of Branston & Gothard Limited. Barry Mence has not been
criticised, publicly or privately, by any statutory or regulatory authority in
connection with his conduct as a director of Rendeck Corporation or Branston &
Gothard Limited.

There are no further details to be disclosed by Barry Mence, Andy Michuda or
Arif Karimjee in relation to paragraphs 6.F.2 (b) to (g) of the Listing Rules
of the Financial Services Authority.


Orbital Software Holdings plc
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