Royal Dutch Shell Unit Licenses Globetrotter’s SAMSuite Software Asset Management Technology for Worldwide Deployment

Royal Dutch Shell Unit Licenses Globetrotter’s SAMSuite Software Asset Management Technology for Worldwide Deployment

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 26, 2001

Also Licenses rights to FLEXlm(R) for Internally

Developed Applications

Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq:MVSN), the world leader in Digital Rights Management technologies, announced today that the Shell International Exploration and Production BV (Shell) Unit of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, the world’s largest private energy group, has signed a license agreement with its GLOBEtrotter Software division for the worldwide deployment of SAMSuite(TM).

GLOBEtrotter’s SAMSuite, the de facto standard software asset management (SAM) tool for software electronically licensed by FLEXlm, will be used by Shell worldwide to control, manage and report usage on FLEXlm-enabled software, as well as other packaged third-party software, and Shell-developed software. Over 500 enterprise users of third-party software use SAMSuite to manage their software assets, many on a worldwide basis. Shell will also use GLOBEtrotter’s FLEXlm, the de facto standard electronic license management (ELM) technology for the software industry, to license, manage and control access to software developed by Shell and used within Shell. Over 2000 software vendors use FLEXlm to electronically license their software and over $40 billion of software has been electronically licensed using FLEXlm.

SEPTAR, one of Shell’s technology and research organizations, will be the first group to use the products covered by this contract. FLEXlm and SAMSuite will enable SEPTAR to control and track usage of software across multiple Shell-affiliated companies on a global basis. FLEXlm is used by many of Shell’s main Exploration and Production software vendors to deliver software to Shell using a variety of innovative business models. Embedding FLEXlm into their in-house developed software was Shell’s logical step to enable global portfolio management. SEPTAR’s value-added software needs fast and effective deployment worldwide. Their portfolio includes third-party vendor software as well as Shell-developed software. Using SAMSuite will further standardize the way SEPTAR manages their software portfolio.

Toby Gawin, Managing Director of GLOBEtrotter Europe commented, “The adoption by Shell Exploration and Production of both SAMSuite and FLEXlm for the electronic licensing and management of their worldwide software assets is a great example of how organizations are rapidly adopting these technologies to protect, control and manage both their own and third- party licensed software assets.” Gawin added, “We look forward to working with Shell in helping them implement their worldwide plans.”

About Shell Exploration and Production

Shell Exploration and Production is a member of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies which produce, process, and deliver energy in more than 130 countries worldwide. Today the Group has five core businesses of which Exploration and Production is one. The others are Oil Products, Chemicals, Gas and Power, and Renewables.

Shell Exploration and Production companies have been exploring for and producing hydrocarbons for over a century. Today, they have interests in exploration and production ventures in some 45 countries and employ around 30,000 staff. As operators, Shell Exploration and Production companies are responsible for producing oil and gas in 21 countries. No other company has comparable operating experience. See www.shell.com.

About Macrovision

Macrovision develops and markets digital rights management, electronic license management and copy protection technologies for the enterprise software, consumer interactive software and home video markets. See www.macrovision.com.

Macrovision’s GLOBEtrotter Software division provides electronic license management (ELM) and electronic license delivery (ELD) solutions to independent software vendors (ISVs), as well as SAMSuite software asset management tools for business applications. These products, led by FLEXlm, are in use by over 2,000 ISV customers throughout the world.

Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., with European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.

All statements contained herein, as well as oral statements that may be made by the Company or by officers, directors or employees of the Company acting on the Company’s behalf, that are not statements of historical fact, constitute “forward-looking statements” and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties are outlined in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 1999, its Quarterly Reports on Form-10Q, and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Note to Editors: GLOBEtrotter, SAMSuite, and FLEXlm are registered trademarks or trademarks of GLOBEtrotter Software and Macrovision Corporation. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective companies or organizations.

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