Autonomy Named Business of the Year 2008

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, California , July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that it was named the winner of the highly coveted "Badenoch and Clark Business of the Year" award in a ceremony held last night at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham . The ceremony celebrated the National Business Awards Midlands and East of England Regional Programme 2008. Senior level executives and politicians from the region attended the UK's number-one, cross-industry awards program, described by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as 'the Business Oscars', to celebrate thriving businesses in the UK.

This highly-esteemed accolade, which recognizes exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovative strategies, plus market leadership in its sector, has further solidified Autonomy's reputation as one of the leading providers of infrastructure software for the enterprise. The National Business Awards are widely regarded as the most prestigious cross-sector UK award and have celebrated the success of the best British businesses since their inception in 2001.

"We are delighted to be named Business of the Year for 2008," said Dr Mike Lynch , CEO and founder of Autonomy. "With over 1,400 world-class employees and a unique vision, Autonomy continues to go from strength to strength."

Founded by Dr Mike Lynch OBE in 1996 upon a vision to dramatically change the way people interact with information, Autonomy has established itself as the market share leader in High-end Information Processing and is spearheading the Meaning Based Computing movement. Today, Autonomy has a market cap of $4 billion. 2007 results were a record across the board with revenues up 37% from 2006 to $343.4 million, and profit from operations up 60% from 2006 to $108.8 million. Its 33 consecutive quarters of profitability have strengthened Autonomy's place as the undisputed leader in pan-enterprise search and Meaning Based Computing and as the second largest pure software company in Europe .

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About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video.

Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO , AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 350 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, H-P, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO, and the company has over 400 VARs and Systems Integrators. The company has offices worldwide.

The Autonomy Group includes: Autonomy ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Autonomy Cardiff, a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; Autonomy etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Autonomy Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology and Autonomy Meridio, a leading provider of records management software.

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