CA Technologies and Sesame Workshop Partner to Encourage and Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

  CA Technologies and Sesame Workshop Partner to Encourage and Promote
  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

         Technology Company Pledges $1 Million to Support Initiative

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ISLANDIA, N.Y. -- January 8, 2013

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational
organization behind Sesame Street, today announced a partnership to encourage
young children, educators and parents to engage in science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) learning. To support this effort, CA Technologies
has pledged $1,000,000 to Sesame Workshop.

Andrew Wittman, Chief Marketing Officer, CA Technologies, and Super Grover
2.0, Sesame Workshop's ST ...

Andrew Wittman, Chief Marketing Officer, CA Technologies, and Super Grover
2.0, Sesame Workshop's STEM education superhero, team up to promote STEM
education. "Sesame Workshop"(R), "Sesame Street"(R), and associated
characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame
Workshop.(c)2012 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Gil Vaknin.

Currently under development, the initiative will feature a free STEM hub that
is part of the website with educational resources for
preschool children. Educators, parents, caregivers and kids will be able to
access STEM videos, interactive games, hands-on lesson plans and activities
that present STEM learning concepts in fun, creative and engaging ways. Short
promotional videos will encourage families to make STEM learning part of their
daily activities and reinforce the importance of STEM education.

“CA Technologies is proud to partner with Sesame Workshop and support the
development of creative and interactive programs that engage children in STEM
learning,” said Andrew Wittman, chief marketing officer, CA Technologies.
“Like our Sesame Workshop partners, we believe all children should have the
opportunity to reach their full potential. Through this initiative, we are
hoping to help young people discover an interest in technology and consider
educational opportunities and careers in technical fields.”

There are numerous facts and statistics that indicate improved STEM education
is a critical need. Students in the United States are falling behind their
peers globally in this area, and increases in STEM-related job openings are
becoming increasingly more difficult to fill. High-quality STEM educational
experiences prepare students to enter STEM-related fields, and foster critical
thinking and problem solving skills essential for academic success.

“Through early STEM education, we strive to help children develop stronger
critical thinking skills and a better understanding of how things work to help
prepare them for future learning,” said Sherrie Rollins Westin, executive vice
president and chief marketing officer, Sesame Workshop. “We’re grateful to CA
Technologies for supporting our work on STEM education and helping us to reach
more children with this valuable curriculum.”

Last year, President Obama announced plans for a new, national corps to
recognize and reward leading STEM educators. Significant funding from the
existing Teacher Incentive Fund will be redirected to help school districts
implement plans to establish career ladders that identify, develop and
leverage highly effective STEM teachers.

Additionally, the administration also announced an ambitious goal of preparing
100,000 additional STEM teachers over the next decade. This program would
provide competitive awards to create or expand high-quality pathways to
teacher certification and other innovative approaches for recruiting, training
and placing talented graduates and professionals in STEM fields in high-need

With the president’s leadership, over 115 organizations, led by Carnegie
Corporation of New York and Opportunity Equation, came together to form
100Kin10, a STEM coalition to help reach this goal. Both CA Technologies and
Sesame Workshop participate in the 100Kin10 effort and are members of the
Clinton Global Initiative’s STEM education and Early Childhood Development
working groups.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized
children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The
Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries,
and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company, to help bridge the
literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple
media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and
military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children
and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build
emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help
customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business
services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions
to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and
identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA
Technologies at

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