Cognizant Acquires Paris-Based Galileo Performance, an Information Technology Testing Consultancy

By Cognizant, PRNE
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Acquisition Expands Cognizant's Global Testing Practice, One of the World's Largest, And Extends Footprint in France

TEANECK, New Jersey, June 17, 2010 - Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services, announced today it has
acquired Galileo Performance, a Paris-based provider of information
technology (IT) testing consulting services. The terms of the transaction
were not disclosed.

Galileo helps leading companies in France optimize and extend business
performance through IT system measurement, management and testing. Galileo
will expand and complement Cognizant's fast-growing global testing practice,
currently among the world's largest with more than 10,000 testing
professionals, while strengthening Cognizant's existing business presence in

Outsourced testing services have been growing significantly, not only for
their value in lowering the cost of quality assurance and software
maintenance, but also for ensuring tighter alignment of IT with business
objectives, greater operational effectiveness, and improved governance and
risk mitigation. Industry research firm IDC forecasts a five-year CAGR of 19%
for discrete global testing services, reaching an estimated US$17.7 billion
by 2013.(1)

"We welcome Galileo's talented consultants to Cognizant. The acquisition
will enable Cognizant to bring world-class testing services to the French
market, and the addition of French-speaking consultants will help us better
serve our customers in the region," said Francisco D'Souza, President and
CEO, Cognizant.

"We are delighted to join Cognizant. With a shared commitment to client
satisfaction and delivery excellence, together we can deliver a comprehensive
suite of software testing services spanning consulting, enterprise services
and functionality testing, with a native French-speaking capability," said
Abel Guerrini, Managing Director, Galileo Performance.

"New virtualized business and technology architectures require that
quality assurance and testing organizations transform themselves into full
lifecycle partners, working with business users, developers and others within
and outside of the client organization to champion software quality," said
Sumithra Gomatam, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Cognizant's
Testing Practice. "We look forward to working with the Galileo team to expand
Cognizant's testing services in the French market, and to bring innovative
testing services including managed test centers as well as virtualized and
cloud-enabled testing to clients."

About Galileo Performance

Galileo Performance is a consulting firm dedicated to the measurement,
management and continuous optimization of IT system performance. Staffed by a
team of 29 experienced professionals, Galileo Performance offers its clients
proven solutions and cost efficiencies. More information is available at

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant's
single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation
know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together
with clients to make their businesses stronger. With over 50 global delivery
centers and more than 85,500 employees as of March 31, 2010, we combine a
unique global delivery model infused with a distinct culture of customer
satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant
is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is
ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek's Hot
Growth and Top 50 Performers listings. Visit us online at

(1) IDC, "Worldwide Discrete Testing Services 2009-2013 Forecast:
Stepping Out from the Shadows," Doc # 219959, Sept. 2009.

Forward-Looking Statements

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forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are
necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future
events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general
economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K
and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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