Advent Software Appoints James P. Roemer to its Board of Directors

Advent Software Appoints James P. Roemer to its Board of Directors

San Francisco, CA, March 30, 2004 - Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS) announces it has appointed James P. Roemer to Advent’s Board of Directors. Mr. Roemer is chairman of ProQuest Company, a world leader in the publishing of digital content.

Mr. Roemer served as the company’s president from 1995 to 2001 and its chief executive officer from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Roemer was appointed chairman in 1998. His career at ProQuest started at Bell & Howell in 1991 when he was president and chief executive officer of Bell & Howell Publishing Services (now ProQuest Business Solutions). Mr. Roemer has also held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Bell & Howell’s Information and Learning business (then UMI), and president and chief executive officer of Bell and Howell Company. Mr. Roemer attended the University of Cincinnati and completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia and the Program for Management Development at Harvard University.

“James comes to Advent with an exceptional business management track record, and I’m excited to have his knowledge and experience available to us,” said Stephanie DiMarco, Advent’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Advent has built a great reputation for quality software in its niche markets, and has great opportunities to build on its current success,” said Mr. Roemer. “I’m looking forward to my participation on Advent’s board.”

ABOUT ADVENT

Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com) has been providing trusted solutions to the world’s leading financial professionals since 1983. Firms in 55 countries using Advent technology manage investments totaling more than US $8 trillion. Advent’s quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.

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Graham Smith - Chief Financial Officer
Advent Software
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