Daegis CEO to Step Down in February 2013

  Daegis CEO to Step Down in February 2013

 Company and Board to Accelerate Growth and Integration Plans for eDiscovery
                          and Archive Business Units

Business Wire

ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- January 22, 2013

Daegis Inc. (NASDAQ: DAEG), an eDiscovery and information management company,
today announced that Todd Wille plans to step down as President, Chief
Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors to pursue new
leadership opportunities. Timothy Bacci, Executive Chairman of the Board, will
serve as Interim CEO and work with Mr. Wille to ensure a smooth transition,
which is expected to be completed in February 2013.

The Company further announced that Chief Financial Officer Steven Bonham will
also step down in February 2013. The Board has appointed Steve Baker Interim
CFO. Mr. Baker is a Partner with Tatum, a national Executive Services
consulting company, with more than 25 years of experience. The Board will
begin the search process, starting with the CFO, and expects to have it
completed in the next 4-6 months.

Executive Chairman Timothy Bacci commented, “The Company is on course in its
evolution to become a market leader with our SaaS eDiscovery and archive
offerings. Starting with the hiring of our eDiscovery Division President last
May, we have been planning the integration of business strategies for our
eDiscovery and AXS-One archiving divisions. We believe there is growing
customer demand for comprehensive information management and eDiscovery to
support Big Data, analytics and Information Governance requirements.
Accordingly, the board has decided to accelerate this vision and bring in the
pertinent skill sets to capture new market opportunities. With the continued
stability and profitability of our tools and migration businesses, strong
division leadership in place, and technology advancements over the past year,
we believe we are primed to drive growth, profitability, and value for our
investors and customers.”

Mr. Bacci continued, “On behalf of the board, I thank Todd for his leadership,
integrity and resolve in guiding Daegis over the past 12 years and solidly
positioning the Company for future growth. We thank Steve for his dedication
and diligence in serving the board, investors, customers, and vendors for the
past seven years and through multiple acquisitions and financings. We wish
Todd and Steve all the best in the future.”

“For the past 12 years, I have had the great fortune to work with a talented
team of employees, board members, investors and loyal customers, and guide the
Company’s growth from less than $10 million to where we are currently,” said
Mr. Wille. “Today, Daegis is on a solid foundation and with strong leadership
at the helm of each of the divisions, I decided that it was time for me to
move on and pursue new passions.”

“The board’s decision on the timing of this leadership change was made
following considerable discussion over the last several months regarding our
evolution as a Company. Today’s announcement should not be taken as any
positive or negative indication of the Company’s expected performance for the
third quarter of fiscal 2013, which will be announced on March 7, 2013,”
concluded Mr. Bacci.

Timothy Bacci Biography

Daegis Interim CEO and Executive Chairman Tim Bacci brings more than 20 years
of executive experience in private and publicly traded companies. He joined
the Daegis Inc. Board of Directors in 2009 and was appointed Executive
Chairman in 2012. Mr. Bacci is the co-founder of BlueLine Partners, a
strategic opportunities fund with more than $100 million in assets invested in
small, publicly-traded, and undervalued healthcare and IT companies. Prior to
BlueLine, he served in executive positions for software companies, including
serving as Chairman and interim CEO of Instant802 Networks and CEO of siteROCK
Corp. He was a co-founder of Vicinity Corporation, which had a successful
public offering in 2000 and was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in 2002.
Additionally, he has served as a consultant to several early stage technology
companies addressing areas relating to corporate strategy and executive
recruiting. Mr. Bacci holds a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Naval
Academy and served as an officer on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a fighter

Steve Baker Biography

Steve Baker is a partner in the Northern California practice of Tatum, a
national Executive Services firm that assists clients with Interim executive
placements, staffing and consulting. He has over 25 years of operational and
financial experience in the software and SaaS industries. Most recently, he
held an Interim Executive Placement with Plug and Play Tech Center serving as
advisor and mentor to its executive team. Prior to that, he was the Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer for Frontrange Solutions where he
directed all financial, human resources, IT functions, including managing
multiple business units and debt financings. Previously, he was the Vice
President of Revenue Operations for PeopleSoft, where he directed global
revenue recognition, revenue accounting, credit and collections, and Sarbanes
Oxley compliance activities. He also served in Vice President and CFO roles at
Roamware and Geoworks Corp. Mr. Baker holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting
from Columbia Graduate School of Business and a BA from the University of

About Daegis Inc.

Daegis delivers eDiscovery and information management solutions. Daegis’
eDiscovery Platform combines technology and on-demand services to deliver
end-to-end and cost-effective solutions for corporations and law firms. The
Company’s information management business delivers solutions for developing,
managing, modernizing, and archiving applications and business data. For
additional information, visit www.daegis.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other
forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial
performance of the Company. We wish to caution you that these statements
involve risks and uncertainties and actual events or results may differ
materially. When the words “believes,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,”
“estimates” and similar expressions are used, they identify forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current
beliefs and assumptions and information currently available to management and
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be
materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Examples of
forward-looking statements in the press release include the statements made by
Mr. Bacci and Mr. Wille. Among the important factors which could cause actual
results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
general market and economic conditions, our ability to execute our business
strategy, the effectiveness of our sales team and approach, our ability to
target, analyze and forecast the revenue to be derived from a client and the
costs associated with providing services to that client, the date during the
course of a fiscal year that a new client is acquired, the length of the
integration cycle for new clients and the timing of revenues and costs
associated therewith, our client concentration given that the Company is
currently dependent on a few large client relationships, potential competition
in the marketplace, the ability to retain and attract employees, market
acceptance of our service programs and pricing options, our ability to
maintain our existing technology platform and to deploy new technology, our
ability to sign new clients and control expenses, the possibility of the
discontinuation of some client relationships, the financial condition of our
clients' business and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to
update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of
new information, future events, circumstances or otherwise.


Daegis Inc.
Deb Thornton, 916-218-4779
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