Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTEX) ("OpenText") announced today the appointment of Jürgen Tinggren to its board of directors. Mr. Tinggren is the former chief executive officer of Schindler Group, a European based global industrial corporation with over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, and has over 30 years of international business experience.

"Jürgen brings a strong global European perspective to our board," said Tom Jenkins, Chair of the board of directors. "His extensive international operational knowledge and deep rooted focus on value creation for customers and shareholders is a strategic asset that further strengthens our Board."

Mr. Tinggren has served in various executive leadership capacities for Schindler Group internationally, ultimately as chief executive officer. Previous to Schindler Group, Mr. Tinggren gained extensive management experience at Sika AG, based in Switzerland, Sweden and North America, as well as Booz Allen & Hamilton. He is currently a non-executive member of the board of directors of Johnson Controls International where he also serves as chair of the audit committee, Sika AG (a public specialty manufacturing company, based in Switzerland), and the Conference Board. He received an M.B.A. from Stockholm School of Economics and New York University Business School.

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