Lawson Signs Multi-Suite Contract with Bed Bath & Beyond

Paul Demery

National Retailer Will Use the Lawson System to Enhance Reporting Capabilities, Support Long-Term Expansion Plans

ST. PAUL, Minn., Apr 11, 2006 -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBY) licensed Lawson Software`s (Nasdaq:LWSN) Financials and Procurement suites to enhance its financial reporting capabilities, streamline purchasing processes and support long-term growth. The national retailer licensed the applications in Lawson`s third quarter of fiscal year 2006, which ended Feb. 28, 2006.

Bed Bath & Beyond is a nationwide chain of more than 742 superstores, selling a combination of better quality domestics merchandise, home furnishings, giftware and health and beauty care items. The retailer employs 33,000 people and has annual revenues of $5.81 billion.

"Faced with evolving regulatory requirements, tight margins and intense competition, retailers must minimize operational costs to sustain profitability," said Michelle Schooff, industry marketing director - Retail, Lawson Software. "Our comprehensive product offering helps retailers take greater control of their business processes so they can make better-informed business decisions and adapt quickly."

Lawson`s industry-focused software solutions help retailers manage the systems they use to run and grow their businesses. Lawson customers include five of the top 10 U.S.-based retailers, eight of the top 20 apparel retailers, seven of the top 25 grocery chains, 23 of the top 100 restaurant chains and 20 of the top 100 specialty chains.

About Lawson Software
Lawson Software provides business application software and consulting services to services organizations in the healthcare, retail, government and education, banking and insurance and other markets. Lawson`s software suites include enterprise performance management, distribution, financials, human capital management, procurement, retail operations and service process optimization. With headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., Lawson has offices and affiliates serving North and South America, Europe, and Africa. Visit www.lawson.com for more information. Lawson Software and Lawson are registered trademarks of Lawson Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

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