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Open Source Market Leader Zend Technologies GmbH Continues Expansion Through the Acquisition of 100 Days

Top Quality Consulting Services for the PHP System Houses and Enterprise Customers by 100 Days Consultants

Cupertino, Calif. – November 13, 2006 - Zend Technologies Inc., the PHP company, today announced that it is acquiring the PHP consulting company 100 Days from DO100 GmbH, an investment company owned by Dr. Engelhardt, Kaupp and Kiefer (EKK). 100 Days which is headquartered in Stuttgart, and is highly regarded for its experience with the development of business-critical PHP-based web applications software. With this acquisition Zend will strengthen its ability across Europe to support its customers, its partners and the PHP community with the development, implementation and administration of enterprise-critical PHP applications.

An increasing number of large and medium-sized companies are deploying applications on the basis of open source software – such as Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (often referred to as LAMP technology) – and require access to professional services for such projects. Zend, as the leading supplier of products and services for business-critical PHP applications, can offer its customers a direct increase in value as a result of the acquisition of 100 Days.

In order to advance better integration of PHP on the Windows Server® 2003, Zend and Microsoft recently announced a technical collaboration.

“I am excited to be able to work even more extensively with Zend on the development of PHP so we can support the PHP community even better. We have already worked closely with Zend for some years,” says Gaylord Aulke, managing director of 100 Days.

“With the acquisition of 100 Days we increase the quality of our support for our customers and technology partners. The trend is clear: More and more companies standardize on open source software. For these companies we will complement our high-quality PHP products with the best support, training and consulting services, “ says Thomas Stoek, managing director of Zend Technologies GmbH.

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About Zend Technologies, Inc.

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty-two million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 15,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

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