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Friday 05 May, 2000

Legendary Invest PLC

Stake in Orbital Software

Legendary Investments PLC
5 May 2000


                    Legendary Investments plc

 Legendary Investments takes stake in Orbital Software Group
                             Ltd

Legendary  Investments ('Legendary'), which  was  formed  to
invest  in  the spread of e-commerce and internet technology
focused  businesses, has announced an investment in  Orbital
Software   Group  Limited  (www.orbitalsw.com),  a   leading
provider of expert-based community software.

Orbital's scalable solutions can be applied to extranets for
closed   communities   between  groups   of   companies   or
individuals,  corporate intranets and  to  internet  portals
worldwide.  It  provides organisations with the  ability  to
enhance     employee    productivity    and/or    e-business
capabilities.   Orbital's   solutions   bring   people   and
information together, creating an environment in which users
can  ask  questions,  find people  with  answers  and  share
knowledge.

Orbital  is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland with  sales
and  marketing  functions on the West Coast  of  the  US  in
Mountain  View, California and on the East Coast in  Boston.
Other   investors  include  3i,  NatWest  Equity   Partners,
Scottish  Equity Partners, Novell and a number  of  Scottish
entrepreneurs  and  technology  investors,  including  Brian
Souter, executive chairman of Stagecoach.

Shami   Ahmed,   Chief   Executive,  Legendary   Investments
commented:

'Orbital  is  extremely well placed  to  exploit,  with  its
proven  profiling  technology, the rapid growth  in  online,
expert-based communities and become a market leader  in  the
supply  of knowledge based management solutions.  The  funds
raised will be devoted to promoting sales in Europe and USA.

'The  quoted  investments we have made have  performed  very
encouragingly,  to  date,  and our other  investments  offer
significant but longer term rewards to shareholders.'
                              
Enquiries:

Legendary Investments plc                 Tel: 020 7743 6010
Shami Ahmed, Chief Executive

College Hill Associates                   Tel: 020 7457 2020
Michael Padley / Nicholas Nelson

Seymour Pierce                            Tel: 020 7648 8721
Kirsty Campbell



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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