SunGard Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Basel II Solutions

BOSTON, October 6, 2005-- SunGard today announced that the SunGard Basel II Capital Manager has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's recently released Basel II Solutions Magic Quadrant*. Gartner's Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular industry segment based on their vision and ability to execute that vision.

"Our commitment to addressing the industry’s needs for regulatory and economic capital solutions has allowed us to develop a substantial and growing customer base for the SunGard Basel II Capital Manager over the past two years," said Terence Faherty, president of SunGard’s BancWare business unit. "We are pleased to have been recognized by Gartner within the Leaders Quadrant of this research report. By focusing on developing tools that are transparent and auditable, which can be easily modified by non-technical business users to help meet changing requirements, we are able to deliver solutions that help meet our customers’ needs."

According to Gartner, vendors listed in the Leaders Quadrant have a proven track record in Basel II vision and business investment, which indicates they are well-positioned for the future. Leaders do not necessarily offer the best products for every customer project, but they do provide solutions that offer relatively lower failure risk. Leaders in this space have paired advanced technology with broad offerings or have specific, rich functionality.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September, 2005, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Magic Quadrant for Basel II Risk Management Application Software, 2005; September 16, 2005; David Furlonger, Douglas McKibben

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