Advent Software Chief Financial Officer to Retire in 2002

Advent Software Chief Financial Officer to Retire in 2002

San Francisco, CA, May 20, 2002 - Advent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVS), announces that Irv H. Lichtenwald, its Chief Financial Officer, will retire at the end of August 2002.

“Irv has been a tremendous asset in helping Advent grow during his long tenure with the company, and we will certainly miss him,” said Peter Caswell, Chief Executive Officer of Advent Software. “We thank Irv for continuing to work with us in finding his successor.”

“I have been contemplating retirement for quite a while but wanted to wait until the time was right. Since I joined Advent seven years ago, the company has evolved to more than 925 talented people with a very strong management team. It is a great feeling to know one can move on and leave things in such capable hands,” said Lichtenwald. “Change can sometimes be greeted with trepidation, but in the end I believe it is inevitable, and after nearly 25 years in the software industry, including 18 years in the role of CFO at two different companies, I felt now was the time for me to move on to pursue other interests.”

“Irv has been not only added impressively to the success of Advent over the years, but he’s also been a wonderful friend and advisor,” said Stephanie DiMarco, founder and Chairman of Advent Software. “We all wish him well in the next phase of his life.”

About Advent

Advent Software, Inc. has been providing trusted solutions to the world’s leading professional money managers since 1983. Firms in 55 countries use Advent technology to manage investments totaling more than US $8 trillion. Advent’s quality software, data, services and tools enable managers to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs. Advent’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ADVS.

Irv H. Lichtenwald - CFO
Robin Goodstein – Inv Relations
Advent Software, Inc.
301 Brannan Street
San Francisco  CA  94107
(415) 543-7696