Corel Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

* FY08 Revenue Up 7% Year Over Year
* GAAP Net Income of $3.7M in FY08 Versus GAAP Net Loss of $13.1M in FY07

OTTAWA, Canada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended November 30, 2008. Revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 were $69.4 million, a decrease of 4 percent over revenues of $72.4 million in the fourth quarter fiscal 2007. GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $1.2 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $3.3 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the fourth quarter fiscal 2008 was $11.4 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 of $13.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted share. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2008 was $16.9 million, a decrease of 15 percent over $19.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Revenues for the year ended November 30, 2008 were $268.2 million, an increase of 7 percent over revenues of $250.5 million for the year ended November 30, 2007. GAAP net income for the year ended November 30, 2008 was $3.7 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $13.1 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, for the year ended November 30, 2007.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the year ended November 30, 2008 was $37.8 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net income for the year ended November 30, 2007 of $34.0 million, or $1.32 per diluted share. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the year ended November 30, 2008 was $60.9 million, an increase of 6 percent over $57.3 million for the year ended November 30, 2007.

A reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is provided in the notes to the financial information included in this press release.

“Thanks to the efforts of our global team, Corel delivered a solid 2008,” said Kris Hagerman, Interim CEO of Corel. “Despite facing a tough economic climate as we closed out the fourth quarter, revenues for the full year were up across all geographies and business units, demonstrating the benefits of Corel’s broad product portfolio and diversified channel strategy. Looking ahead to 2009, we have an exciting slate of new product introductions that we believe will further enhance our market position, even in a challenging economy.”

Given the uncertainty of the current global economic environment, the Company has elected not to provide guidance for Q1 or the full year at this time.

Corel will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 8:00 AM ET today. To access the conference call, please dial (877) 856-1961 or (719) 325-4758 approximately 5 minutes prior to the 8:00 AM ET start time. A live webcast will also be available through Corel’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.corel.com/events.cfm. Following the call, an audio replay will be available between 11:00 AM ET on February 6, 2009 and 12:00 AM ET on February 20, 2009 from Corel’s Investor Relations website or by calling (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820, Passcode: 4635545.

About Corel

Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we’ve built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world’s most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. Our global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan.