Blue Pumpkin Gives Witness To NewOwners

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ATLANTA - (12/21/04) -- Witness Systems, a provider ofperformance optimization software, said it has agreed to acquireBlue Pumpkin Software Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif., maker ofenterprise workforce management solutions, for $75 million. About$40 million of the purchase price will be paid in cash and theremainder in Witness Systems stock. Blue Pumpkin's PrimeTimeworkforce management program, which helps optimize the schedulingand forecasting of agents in call centers, is well known to creditunions as is being used by both Boeing Employees CU and LendingSolutions, a loan processor for 450 credit unions.

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