Amdocs to acquire digital commerce software provider Qpass for $275M

April 18, 2006

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ST. LOUIS -- Amdocs (NYSE: DOX - News), the leading provider of software and services to enable integrated customer management and the intentional customer experience(TM), today announced it signed an agreement to acquire Qpass, a leading provider of digital commerce software and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Amdocs will acquire all of Qpass' shares of capital stock for approximately $275 million in cash. Through this acquisition, Amdocs can enable its customers to create additional sources of revenue through the delivery of digital goods over multiple devices and various access methods.

Qpass is a premier company with a proven and unique business model of providing product, services and business consulting. It is a trusted advisor to, and acts as a channel between the content provider and the service provider. Qpass helps customers determine how to offer, manage, charge, and fulfill content products and services, playing a crucial role in enabling the value chain and monetizing digital content. Qpass has relationships with over 300 leading content providers. The combination of Qpass' business expertise and leading technology platform, and Amdocs' unmatched industry knowledge, strong services, and global reach represents the best value proposition to the communication and media industry.

"Service providers are working hard to adapt their networks and business models to take advantage of the growing content and services market," said Dov Baharav, Chief Executive Officer of Amdocs Management Limited. "This transaction creates a unique combination that will help realize the transformation of service providers from carriers of voice and data services to dynamic retailers of ubiquitous, converged services and digital content."

Under the terms of the acquisition, Amdocs will acquire Qpass, which is based in Seattle, WA with offices in London and Vienna, for approximately $275 million in cash. The closing of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions customary to such transactions and is expected to occur in the quarter ended June 30, 2006. The transaction is expected to be $0.01 to $0.02 dilutive to earnings per share excluding acquisition-related items in fiscal 2006, and is expected to become accretive to earnings per share excluding acquisition related items during fiscal 2007. Amdocs may incur a one-time charge in its third fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2006 to account for certain costs related to the acquisition.

Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX)

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