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Nachdem OpenText ein Übernahmeangebot für Hummingbird nur in Form einer Pressemeldung ankündigte, liegt nun ein formelles Angebot für die Übernahme des Unternehmens durch eine hundertprozentige Tochtergesellschaft von OpenText vor. Zuvor hatte bereits die Investorengruppe Symphony Technology Group ein Übernahmeangebot abgegeben.

Hummingbird rät seinen Aktionären, die Empfehlung des Unternehmensvorstandes abzuwarten. Eine Erklärung zur Empfehlung des Hummingbird-Managements ist bis spätestens 25. Juli für alle Aktionäre und Investoren erhältlich.

Details entnehmen Sie bitte der Pressemitteilung. Auf Grund von Unternehmensvorgaben können wir Ihnen die Pressemitteilung leider nur in der Originalfassung zur Verfügung stellen.

Sollten Sie Fragen haben oder weitere Informationen benötigen, wenden Sie sich bitte an Wibke Sonderkamp oder Lars Basche unter der Rufnummer 089 / 360 363 -40 / -45 oder per eMail unter » wibke@gcpr.net / » lars@gcpr.net.

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Hummingbird Acknowledges Commencement of Open Text Offer, Advises Shareholders to Take No Action

Toronto, ON - July 11, 2006 - The Board of Directors of Hummingbird Ltd.
(NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) today acknowledged the formal commencement of an unsolicited offer from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Open Text Corporation
(NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of Hummingbird not currently owned by Open Text and its affiliates for US$27.75 per share. Open Text first announced its intention to commence an offer on July 6, 2006.

The Hummingbird Board, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, will thoroughly evaluate the Open Text offer. After this evaluation, the Hummingbird Board will issue a Directors' Circular and a related Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9F that will contain important information, including the Board's recommendation to shareholders with respect to the Open Text offer.

Hummingbird advises shareholders to defer making any determination with respect to the Open Text offer until reading the Directors' Circular and the related Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9F.

The Directors' Circular and the related Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9F regarding the Open Text offer will be available on or before July 25, 2006.

Shareholders are urged to read the Directors' Circular and Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9F and any amendments thereto when they become available because they contain important information. Investors can obtain a free copy of the Directors' Circular and Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9F and any amendments when they become available and all other filings made by Hummingbird at » www.sedar.com and » www.sec.gov. In addition, these materials may be obtained free from Hummingbird by directing a request to Hummingbird, 1 Sparks Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M2H 2W1, 1.877.FLY.HUMM, Attention: Investor Relations.

As previously announced, Hummingbird is party to an arrangement agreement with affiliates of Symphony Technology Group under which a company owned by Symphony will acquire all of Hummingbird's outstanding common shares pursuant to a plan of arrangement in an all-cash transaction valued at US$26.75 per share. A special meeting of Hummingbird's shareholders to consider the plan of arrangement is scheduled for July 21, 2006. Hummingbird mailed a management information circular relating to the plan of arrangement to its shareholders on June 29, 2006. The circular is also available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov. At this time the Board continues to recommend that shareholders vote in favour of the arrangement with Symphony.

About Hummingbird
Hummingbird Ltd. is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. The Company's enterprise software solutions fall into two principal categories: enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and network connectivity solutions. Hummingbird's ECM solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition, thereby enabling organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. The network connectivity solutions provide a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system. Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs over 1,400 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100 companies. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through an Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit » http://www.hummingbird.com.


Hummingbird Contacts:

Inder Duggal
Chief Financial Officer
Hummingbird Ltd.
Tel: 416 496-2200 ext.2205
» inder.duggal@hummingbird.com

Dan Coombes
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: 416- 496-2200 ext. 6359
» dan.coombes@hummingbird.com

Michele Stevenson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: 416-496-2200, ext. 2623
» michele.stevenson@hummingbird.com

Josh Pekarsky
Longview Communications
(604) 694-6030


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