Corel Corporation Responds to Reports Regarding Potential Sale of the Company

OTTAWA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 20, 2008— Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL)(TSX:CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software (Corel), today responding to previous reports, and consistent with its press release issued Monday, August 18th, which indicated that its Special Committee had "identified" strategic alternatives, stated that it is in discussions with a third party regarding a potential sale of Corel. No agreement has been reached regarding a sale of Corel and there can be no assurance that such an agreement will be reached. In addition, there can be no assurance that any transaction will be completed or, if completed, of its terms, price or timing. For a discussion of many of the risks and uncertainties pertaining to ownership of Corel shares, please refer to Corels Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2007, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release includes forward-looking statements that are based on certain assumptions and reflect our current expectations. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements discussed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties and other important factors are described in Corel's Annual Report dated February 8, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere. A copy of the Corel Annual Report and such other filings can be obtained on Corel's website, on the SEC's website at or on the CSA's website at Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are made. We disclaim any obligation or undertaking to provide any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which the forward-looking statement is based.

About Corel Corporation

Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Companys product portfolio includes some of the worlds most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW ® Graphics Suite, Corel ® Paint Shop Pro ® Photo, Corel ® Painter, Corel DESIGNER ® , Corel ® WordPerfect ® Office, WinZip ® , WinDVD ® and iGrafx ® . Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corels software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corels leadership in software innovation, design and value.

Corels products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corels global websites. The Companys headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan. Corels stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE.

© 2008 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, CorelDRAW, Paint Shop Pro, Snapfire, Painter, Corel DESIGNER, WordPerfect, WinZip, iGrafx, the Corel logo, InterVideo, Ulead, WinDVD and WinDVD Creator are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.


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