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Feb 1, 2006

Kodak-Full Year Digital Sales Exceed Traditional Sales for the First Time

Press Release: ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 30 — Eastman Kodak Company today reported that revenue rose 12% in the fourth quarter, led by a 45% increase in the sale of digital products and services. The performance includes strong demand for the market-leading offerings from the company’s consumer digital portfolio and the successful completion of the company’s acquisition program to support its Graphic Communications business. For all of 2005, digital sales represented 54% of total revenue, marking the first time in the company’s history that digital revenue exceeded traditional.

Feb 1, 2006

‘Photoshop Killer Tips’ Daily Video Podcasts

New ‘Photoshop Killer Tips’ Daily Video Podcast Launched by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 30, 2006–Straight from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), comes “Photoshop Killer Tips”, an exciting new daily video Podcast featuring Photoshop® Guru Matt Kloskowski, one of the co-hosts of the top-rated weekly Adobe® Photoshop show “Photoshop TV“.

Feb 1, 2006

Adobe Systems Reaffirms Q1 Financial Targets

Company to Outline Business Strategy at Financial Analyst Meeting

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 31, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE – News) today is providing its regular intra-quarter business update for its first quarter of fiscal 2006, which ends March 3, 2006.

Jan 23, 2006

Adobe Funds Silicon Valley Community Initiatives

Adobe Action Grant program funding aimed at supporting local education, the arts, the environment and fighting hunger and homelessness

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 23, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced philanthropic funding for the second half of 2005 through the Adobe Action Grants program. This funding is one part of a multi-faceted approach to community involvement that encompasses investment grants, software donations, employee volunteerism and scholarships. The Adobe Action Grants program provides one-time, cash only grants that are issued quarterly to non-profit organizations operating in the communities where Adobe has a significant presence. During this funding cycle, Adobe is providing $165,000 to 20 Silicon Valley non-profit organizations. These organizations play vital roles in the community, delivering programs in education, the arts, the environment and alleviating hunger and homelessness.

Jan 18, 2006

Adobe Ships Premiere Pro 2.0

Unparalleled Integration with Adobe After Effects, a Revolutionary Tool for Accelerated Review, and Comprehensive HD and Flash Video Support Anchor Milestone Release

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced and shipped Adobe® Premiere Pro® 2.0, the latest version of its popular video editing software application. This major new release of Adobe Premiere Pro enhances productivity and delivers deeper creative control, while allowing editors to work with the latest digital formats including HDV, HD and Flash Video.

Jan 18, 2006

Adobe Ships After Effects 7.0

Flexible Design Environment, High Fidelity OpenGL Support, Flash Video Export, and Professionally Designed Animation Presets Highlight Major Release

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced and shipped Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 software, the industry standard tool for producing motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, DVD, and the Web.

Jan 9, 2006

Adobe Press Release on Lightroom

Adobe Unveils Lightroom Public Beta and Delivers New Technology for Digital Photography Workflows

Professional Photographers Instrumental in Developing New Modular Software to Import, Manage, Develop, and Showcase Images

Jan 6, 2006

Adobe Labs Delivers Early Access to Emerging Technologies

New Web Site Provides Customers and Developers Early Access to Next-Generation Adobe Software Innovations

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 5, 2006–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE – News) today announced the launch of Adobe Labs, which builds on the initial success of Macromedia Labs to deliver next-generation products and technologies to Adobe’s extended community of developers and customers.

Jan 3, 2006

New Flash Technology From Adobe Enables High-Impact User Experiences For Consumer Devices

Flash Lite 2 and Flash Player SDK 7 Power Development of Customizable Interfaces, Content and Web Browsing For Major Handset and Electronics Manufacturers

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 3, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia® Flash® Lite™ 2 software and Macromedia Flash Player SDK 7, essential technologies for building rich, engaging mobile and device experiences based on Flash technology.

Dec 16, 2005

Adobe Announces Management Changes

Company Adds Former Xilinx and BEA Executives; CFO to Leave

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — December 15, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced the appointment of Peg Wynn as senior vice president of human resources and Garrett J. Ilg as president of Adobe Japan. The company also announced the resignation of Murray Demo, executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, who has made a personal decision to leave Adobe in order to spend more time with his family.

Dec 16, 2005

Adobe Systems Reports Record Quarterly and Annual Revenue and Net Income

Company Achieves 18 Percent Year-Over-Year Annual Revenue Growth and Provides Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Targets

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — December 15, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported strong financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 2, 2005.

Oct 20, 2005

Adobe Digital Negative Specification Continues to Win Industry Support

Adobe Updates DNG Converter and Adds New ‘Camera Raw’ Plug-in for 14 New Cameras

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 20, 2005–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE – News) today announced that its Digital Negative Specification (DNG) — an industry-wide initiative to create one unified format for archiving raw digital images — is continuing to win support from camera manufacturers and software makers. Ricoh Co. is the latest camera manufacturer to support DNG, with its new GR digital camera. By providing DNG support directly in its products, Ricoh joins respected camera manufacturers Hasselblad and Leica, along with a wide range of software manufacturers such as Apple, Extensis, iView and ULead.

Oct 20, 2005

Adobe Photographers Directory Expands its Global Reach to Include Thousands of Pro Photographers

Updated Directory Provides Designers and Art Directors with Access to Thousands of Professional Photographers Worldwide

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 20, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that thousands of professional photographers are accessible to the creative community through an expanded update to its worldwide Photographers Directory. The Photographers Directory is now highlighted in the Favorites section of the Adobe Bridge feature in Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Photoshop® CS2 software and is also accessible from the Adobe Web site. Adobe has teamed up with nearly 20 professional photography associations worldwide, making it easy to find the right photographer without interrupting the flow of the overall design process and providing photographers with a global network to showcase their work and attract new clients.

Oct 17, 2005

Adobe Introduces InDesign Server CS2 for System Integrators and Third Party Developers

New Server Version of InDesign Enables Automation of High-end Editorial Workflows, Collateral Creation, Data-driven Publishing, and Template-based Web Publishing

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 17, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® InDesign® Server CS2, which enables system integrators and third party developers to build automated, design-driven publishing solutions. Built on the same code base as Adobe InDesign CS2, the award-winning professional design and layout program, Adobe InDesign Server CS2 brings high-end composition and graphics support to a server platform, allowing Adobe partners to introduce new levels of automation and design quality to editorial workflows, collateral creation, data-driven publishing and template-based Web publishing solutions.

Oct 13, 2005

Adobe’s Proposed Acquisition of Macromedia Clears U.S. Department of Justice Review

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 13, 2005–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:MACR) today announced they have received clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for Adobe’s proposed acquisition of Macromedia. The closing of the transaction remains subject to regulatory approval in a few European jurisdictions. The companies continue to anticipate the transaction will close sometime this Fall.

Oct 13, 2005

Adobe Stock Photos Adds Four New Collections

Service Grows to More Than 450,000 Royalty-Free Images

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 13, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced four new royalty-free image collections are available through Adobe® Stock Photos, bringing the total number of images to over 450,000. Adobe Stock Photos is accessed through Adobe Bridge, a hub for productivity, imagery and creativity that provides multi-view file browsing and smooth cross-product integration within Adobe Creative Suite 2 and CS2 versions of Adobe products.

Sep 27, 2005

Adobe Introduces Photoshop Elements 4.0 and Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0

Major Upgrade to Popular Tools Provides Innovative and Intuitive Ways to Edit and Share Digital Photos and Home Videos Just in Time for the Holidays

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 27, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two new products for digital photo and digital video enthusiasts. Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 4.0 for Windows®, a new version of Adobe’s No. 1 selling consumer photo editing software*, adds powerful and intuitive ways to organize, edit and share photos.

Sep 15, 2005

Adobe Systems Reports Strong Q3 Financial Results

Creative Suite and Acrobat Adoption Drive 21 Percent Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — September 15, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 2, 2005.

Sep 14, 2005

Canon and Adobe Team to Bridge Paper and Digital Workflows

Companies to Integrate Components of Adobe® LiveCycle™ for Paper-to-Digital, Security and Print Solutions based on Adobe PDF with imageRUNNER Product Line

Press Release: NEW YORK — Sept. 14, 2005 — Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced they are working together to develop paper-to-digital scanning, security and print solutions based on Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Sep 6, 2005

Adobe Advances the LiveCycle Platform

New Server Software Enables Customers to Automate and Transform People-Centric Business Processes

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 6, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced significant enhancements to its Adobe® LiveCycle™ server platform. Available now, new Adobe LiveCycle software tightly integrates document services to automate people-centric processes for improving customer communications, increasing internal efficiencies and helping meet compliance initiatives.

Aug 30, 2005

Adobe Adds Four New Image Collections to Stock Photos Service

Now More Than 355,000 Royalty-Free Images Available for Purchase Directly Within Adobe Creative Suite 2

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 30, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has added four new royalty-free image collections available through Adobe® Stock Photos. The additional collections, along with increases in existing collections, bring the total number of images to over 355,000.

Aug 24, 2005

Adobe and Macromedia Stockholders Approve Acquisition

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 24, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) and Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) announced that the stockholders of each company have voted in favor of Adobe’s proposed acquisition of Macromedia at their respective special stockholder meetings held today. Of the 75.0 percent of outstanding Adobe shares voted, approximately 99.0 percent were cast in favor of the acquisition. Of the 73.2 percent of outstanding Macromedia shares voted, approximately 99.8 percent were cast in favor of the acquisition.

Aug 15, 2005

ISO To Adopt OpenType File Format as Font Standard For MPEG-4

Adobe and Microsoft Joint Proposal Advances Text and Graphics Handling in Industry Standard Multimedia Specification

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 15, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that the International Standards Organization (ISO) accepted, for review, Adobe and Microsoft’s proposal to use the OpenType® font file format as the basis of a new open font format for handling text and graphics, within the MPEG-4 standard.

Aug 2, 2005

Top Catalog Publishers Embrace Adobe InDesign CS2

Macy’s West, Plow & Hearth, Staples Cite Enhanced Quality and Production Efficiency in Decision to Move to InDesign CS2

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 2, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that top retailers Macy’s West, Plow & Hearth, and Staples have adopted Adobe® InDesign® CS software, the innovative layout and design program, as their standard for catalog production.

Jul 22, 2005

Winners of 2005 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

1,500 College Students from Ten Countries Competed in Fifth Annual Awards Program

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 22, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the winners of the fifth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, a program that honors talented student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers and computer artists from the world’s top design, film and broadcast schools.