Progress Software Announces Expanded New Roles for Key Senior Executives

  Progress Software Announces Expanded New Roles for Key Senior Executives

  Karen Tegan Padir Named Chief Technology Officer; John Goodson Named Chief
                               Product Officer

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- June 20, 2013

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the appointment
of Karen Tegan Padir as chief technology officer and John Goodson as chief
product officer.

As Chief Technology Officer, Padir, a Progress senior vice president and
20-year software industry veteran will be responsible for defining and
delivering the company’s technology strategy, innovation and vision, reporting
to president and Chief Executive Officer Phil Pead. As Chief Product Officer,
Goodson, a Progress senior vice president and well-known data integration
expert and author will lead all product development, product management and
product marketing functions, and also report to Pead.

Padir joined Progress Software in September 2012 as senior vice president and
business line executive for application development, the company’s largest
product line. Under her leadership, the Progress^® OpenEdge^® development
platform was revitalized and major new versions incorporating advanced mobile
and business rules capabilities introduced. She also played a key role in the
company’s recent acquisition of Rollbase Inc., whose technology is a key
component of the newly announced Progress Pacific™ platform-as-a-service.
Padir succeeds John Bates, who will be leaving the company as part of the
recently announced divestiture of the Progress^® Apama^® solution.

Goodson joined Progress Software in 2003 and has previously served as the
general manager of both the DataDirect and Enterprise Business Systems
divisions within Progress. Under his leadership, Progress^® DataDirect^® has
grown into a leading provider of connectivity technologies. In his role as
senior vice president of products, he was instrumental in the development of
the new Pacific platform and responsible for an increased focus on data
connectivity technologies offered as-a-service through Progress DataDirect^®.

Executive Quote:

Phil Pead, president and CEO, at Progress, said, “The IT industry is
undergoing a major transformation and Progress is at the forefront of this
cloud, social and mobile revolution with our new Pacific platform and its
innovative application development technologies. Karen and John have played
major roles in setting our current strategy and bring a wealth of industry
experience to their new roles. I am confident that they will continue to
provide the strategic vision and drive execution as we unify our focus, expand
our offerings and tackle new market opportunities.”

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation(NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that
simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications
on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device,to any data
source,with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of
ownership. Progress Software can be reached atwww.progress.comor

Follow Progress Software on Twitter: @ProgressSW

Progress, Pacific, DataDirect and OpenEdge are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or
affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein
may be trademarks of their respective owners.


Press Contacts:
Progress Software
Rick Lacroix, +1 781-280-4604
Investor Contact
Progress Software
Tom Barth, +1 781-280-4135
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