Press Release

EMC Acquires Luminate Software

Hopkinton, - Thursday, September 20, 2001

Hopkinton,, Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced it has acquired Luminate Software Corporation, a privately held software company based in Redwood City, California, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $50 million. Luminate develops performance monitoring software for storage-intensive applications and operating environments. Luminate is the seventh software acquisition EMC has made in the last 20 months.

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