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Oct 16, 2006

Adobe Appoints Former Intel Exec to Senior VP of Corporate Marketing and Communications

Ann Lewnes to Head Adobe’s Brand and Integrated Marketing Efforts Worldwide

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 16, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced the appointment of Ann Lewnes as senior vice president of corporate marketing and communications. Lewnes previously served as Intel Corporation’s vice president of sales and marketing and director of partner marketing, which included responsibility for the “Intel Inside” program. Lewnes will join Adobe on Nov. 1, 2006 and will oversee Adobe’s corporate positioning, branding and identity, public relations, customer engagement marketing and vertical marketing efforts. She replaces Melissa Dyrdahl who has decided to leave the company to pursue her interest in social entrepreneurism.

Sep 18, 2006

New Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Enhances Adobe Creative Suite 2.3

Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Adds Essential Tools for Creating, Collaborating and Controlling Output of PDF Files; Now Ships with Dreamweaver 8

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 18, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Adobe® Acrobat® 8 Professional software (see separate release issued today) will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite® 2.3 Premium. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional enhances Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 and its support for Adobe PDF workflows with advanced tools for creating, collaborating, and controlling the output of high-quality Adobe PDF files.

Sep 14, 2006

Adobe Reports Solid Third Quarter Financial Results

Company Achieves 24 Percent Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

SAN JOSE, Calif. — September 14, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 1, 2006. The Company’s Q3 results reflect the acquisition of Macromedia in December, 2005, and are compared to pre-acquisition results of prior fiscal periods as applicable.

In the third quarter of fiscal 2006, Adobe achieved revenue of $602.2 million, compared to $487.0 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 and $635.5 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. On a year-over-year basis, this represents 24 percent revenue growth. Adobe’s third quarter revenue target range was $580 to $610 million.

Sep 12, 2006

Adobe Announces New Elements Bundle

Integrated Photo and Video Functionality Offers More Ways to Make and Share Creations Just in Time for the Holidays

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2006 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two milestone upgrades to its digital photo and video products for consumers, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 5.0 for Windows® and Adobe Premiere® Elements 3.0 for Windows. The unique integrated functionality of the products allows users to do more with their photos and videos, whether adding impact to photo slideshows with video effects and transitions, providing dramatic pauses to videos with freeze frame effects or creating professional-looking printed CD/DVD labels and covers.

Aug 11, 2006

Viacom and Adobe Forge Alliance

Viacom to Leverage Adobe’s Engagement Platform for Creating and Delivering Digital Experiences Online and On the Go

Press Release: NEW YORK and SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 10, 2006 — Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a strategic alliance to develop and deliver Viacom’s exclusive branded content using the Adobe® Engagement Platform. Through this agreement, Adobe will become Viacom’s preferred technology provider for rich media authoring tools and interactive online video solutions, enabling Viacom to deliver content from its television, motion picture and digital properties to online and mobile audiences in compelling ways. The two companies will also work together in developing new media applications leveraging Viacom’s exclusive content and using Adobe’s next-generation developer tools and ubiquitous cross-platform client software.

Jul 31, 2006

Adobe and Lenovo to Deliver Digital Imaging and Video Solutions to Schools

Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements will now be available on Lenovo PCs sold to education customers in the U.S.M

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 31, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Lenovo today announced an agreement to deliver digital imaging and video solutions to educational institutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Lenovo will include Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 4.0 and Premiere Elements 2.0 software on ThinkPad® laptop, tablet and ThinkCentre® desktops it sells in the U.S. education market.

Jul 21, 2006

Adobe Announces Winners of 2006 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

1,800 College Students from 24 Countries Competed in Sixth Annual Awards Program

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 21, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the winners of the sixth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, the premier student design competition that honors the world’s most talented student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers and computer artists from the top design, film and broadcast institutions. Using the latest Adobe products, more than 1,800 students from 24 countries competed in the annual program.

Jul 6, 2006

Adobe wins “Green” Award

Adobe San Jose Headquarters Recognized for Energy and Environmental Design Excellence

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 3, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification for Adobe’s West Tower headquarters building in downtown San Jose. The Adobe tower is the world’s first commercial office building to earn this highest recognition possible for energy and environmental design excellence under the USGBC’s permanent LEED Existing Building (LEED-EB) standard.

Jun 26, 2006

Adobe Acquires Technology Assets of Pixmantec ApS

Adobe Further Extends Leadership in Digital Photography Raw File Workflows

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 26, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Pixmantec ApS, makers of digital imaging software that provides advanced workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files. The acquisition strengthens Adobe’s leadership position in raw processing. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Jun 16, 2006

Adobe Announces Resignation of President, Worldwide Field Operations

Stephen Elop to Remain with Adobe Through the End of Fiscal Year

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 15, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Stephen Elop, president, worldwide field operations, will leave the company at the end of the fiscal year. Elop, former CEO of Macromedia, is responsible for the company’s global sales organization including field marketing, customer care and professional services.

Jun 16, 2006

Adobe Q2 Results

Company Achieves Profitability Targets On Lower Than Expected Revenue

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 15, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported record financial results for its second quarter ended June 2, 2006. The Company’s Q2 results reflect the acquisition of Macromedia in December, 2005, and are compared to pre-acquisition results of prior fiscal periods as applicable.

Jun 13, 2006

Lightroom Public Beta 3.0 for Mac Now Available

Adobe Incorporates Early Testers’ Feedback and Additional Raw File Support in Updated Beta

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 13, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe Lightroom, an all-new digital imaging workflow solution for professional photographers that allows them to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of images. The latest version adds features suggested by beta testers that allow greater control over export size and resolution, refined metadata selection with print output and RGB value readouts for greater editing precision.

May 18, 2006

Adobe Names New Chief Financial Officer

Former Sanmina-SCI Executive Randy Furr to Join Adobe Executive Team

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE – News) today announced Randy Furr will be named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, Furr served as president and chief operating officer of Sanmina-SCI Corporation, a leading global electronics manufacturing services company.

May 17, 2006

Adobe Celebrates Student Filmmaking at 2006 Cannes Film Festival

50 Students from 30 Film Schools to Produce Daily Broadcasts from Cannes

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it is sponsoring the American Pavilion Student Filmmaker Program at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, May 17 through May 28 in Cannes, France. Students representing 30 film schools in North America, the United Kingdom, India and South Africa will be paired with professional filmmakers and instructors to create documentaries on their experience at Cannes using the Adobe® Production Studio, Macromedia® Flash® and Macromedia Studio 8. Documentaries will be broadcast daily on the Adobe.com Web site.

May 2, 2006

Adobe expects low end of target range in Q2

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 2, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today is providing its regular intra-quarter business update for its second quarter of fiscal 2006, which ends June 2, 2006.

With approximately five weeks remaining in the quarter, Adobe announced it believes it will achieve quarterly results toward the low end of the financial target ranges it provided on March 22, 2006. The Company’s Q2 FY2006 target ranges are the following: revenue of $640 to $670 million; GAAP earnings per share of $0.18 to $0.21; non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.30 to $0.32; a GAAP operating margin of 22 to 24 percent; and a non-GAAP operating margin of 37 to 38 percent.

Apr 24, 2006

Adobe Acquires Trade and Technologies France

Acquisition Further Extends 3D Visualization and Collaboration Technology and Expertise for Manufacturing Industry

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 21, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired Trade and Technologies France (TTF), makers of computer-aided design (CAD) data interoperability software. The acquisition will help build on the existing 3D visualization and collaboration capabilities of Adobe® software and solutions for the manufacturing industry and other markets. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Apr 18, 2006

Adobe Acquires 5.5-Acres of Downtown San Jose

Parcel Provides for Future Headquarters Expansion; Includes Historic San Jose Water Company Building

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 18, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has entered into agreements with SJW Land Company and San Jose Water Company, wholly owned subsidiaries of SJW Corp. (Amex: SJW), to purchase approximately 5.5 acres of commercial property located at 374 West Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose. The transaction, valued at $25 million, is expected to close by August 2006, subject to satisfaction of due diligence and certain closing conditions.

Apr 18, 2006

SDK for DNG Now Available from Adobe

Technology to Accelerate DNG Adoption from Software Developers and Camera Manufacturers

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 18, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the availability of a Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) for the Digital Negative Specification (DNG), an industry-wide initiative to create a universal file format for solving workflow and archiving issues. DNG SDK provides support for reading and writing DNG files as well as support for converting DNG data into a format easily displayed or processed by imaging applications. DNG SDK serves as a crucial starting point for adding DNG support to imaging applications and allows camera manufacturers to incorporate native DNG support to their cameras.

Apr 13, 2006

Adobe Hosts Creative Suite 2 eSeminar Series for Print Professionals

Press Release: Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced a new Adobe® Creative Suite 2 print professional eSeminar series event. Hosted by industry experts, the free eSeminar series will feature two new sessions on Job Definition Format (JDF) and Variable Data Publishing (VDP), as well as providing insight into the enhanced tools and features that will help print professionals improve production workflow and productivity by getting the most out of Creative Suite 2.

Apr 3, 2006

New Adobe PDF Print Engine Powers Next Generation PDF Workflows

Breakthrough PDF Print Technology Now Available for OEM Partners to Integrate into Upcoming Product Lines

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 3, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® PDF Print Engine, new printing software technology that ensures print hardware can output Portable Document Format (PDF) files that include complex designs and effects, such as transparency, quickly, accurately and consistently. With the emergence of PDF as the industry-standard for delivering high quality printed content, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are integrating the Adobe PDF Print Engine into a new generation of printing products.

Mar 28, 2006

Adobe Announces Education Leader Program

More than 100 Educators from North America and the UK to Participate

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 28, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBENews) today announced the Adobe Education Leader program to cultivate education technology innovations by providing educators with resources such as education software, free curriculum, training, and a forum to share best practices.

Mar 23, 2006

Adobe Reports Record Q1 Financial Results

Strong Performance Driven by Creative Solutions and Adobe Acrobat

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 22, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported record financial results for its first quarter ended March 3, 2006. The Company’s Q1 results reflect the recent acquisition of Macromedia, and are compared to pre-acquisition results of prior fiscal periods.

Mar 17, 2006

Adobe Appoints New Senior Vice President of Creative Solutions Business Unit

Former Sun Executive John Loiacono to Head Adobe’s Design, Web, Imaging, Video and Audio Business

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 16, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE – News) today announced the appointment of John Loiacono as senior vice president, Creative Solutions. In this role, Loiacono will have responsibility for the development, delivery and marketing of Adobe’s entire creative software portfolio, including flagship brands such as Adobe® Creative Suite, Macromedia® Studio®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe InDesign®, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Macromedia Flash® Professional and Macromedia Dreamweaver®. Based at the company’s headquarters in San Jose, he will report to Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s president and chief operating officer.

Mar 13, 2006

Public Beta of Adobe XMP Toolkit Now Available to Open Source Community on Adobe Labs

Complex Design and Publishing Workflows Made More Efficient Through Use of Metadata Technology Across Diverse Applications and Systems

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 13, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the public beta of Adobe® XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) Toolkit Version 4.0, a pre-release of the company’s industry-standard file labeling technology. Based on open source technology, the new beta toolkit contains Adobe XMP libraries that provide third party software developers and industry partners with standards-based building blocks to develop optimized workflow products, taking the heavy lifting out of metadata integration in a new generation of design and publishing applications and systems.

Feb 27, 2006

Adobe Photoshop Services Expands Offering to Help Pro Photographers Protect Digital Images and Boost Profits

Iron Mountain and MorePhotos.com to Provide Online Backup, Proofing and Photo Sales Help to Photography Community

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 27, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the expansion of Adobe® Photoshop® Services through new partnerships with Iron Mountain, the world’s largest provider of data backup/recovery and archiving software as a service, and MorePhotos.com, a leading e-commerce provider for professional photographers.