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The SCO Group Gets $100 Million Financing by Stephen Norris Capital Partners
[February 18, 2008]

The SCO Group Gets $100 Million Financing by Stephen Norris Capital Partners


(Wireless News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
The SCO Group, a provider of UNIX software technology and mobile
services, announced that Stephen Norris Capital Partners (SNCP) and its
partners from the Middle East have agreed to provide up to $100 million
to finance a plan of reorganization for The SCO Group Inc. (SCO).

As part of the financing, SNCP will take a controlling interest in the
company, while taking it private. As a result, SCO is poised to emerge
from Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the coming
year. The Board of Directors of SCO has unanimously determined that
this financing and plan of reorganization is in the best long-term
interest of SCO and its subsidiaries, as well as its customers,
shareholders, creditors and employees.

"Not only will this deal position us to emerge from Chapter 11, but it
also marks an exciting future for our business," said Jeff Hunsaker,
President and Chief Operating Officer of SCO Operations. "This
significant financial backing is positive news for SCO's customers,
partners and resellers who continue to request upgrades and rely upon
SCO's UNIX services to drive their business forward."

SNCP has developed a business plan for SCO that includes unveiling new
product lines aimed at global customers. This reorganization plan will
also enable the company to see SCO's legal claims through to their full
conclusion.

"We saw a tremendous investment opportunity in SCO and its vast range
of products and services, including many new innovations ready or soon
to be ready to be released into the marketplace," said Stephen Norris,
managing partner for SNCP. "We expect to quickly develop these
opportunities, and to stand behind SCO's existing base of customers and
partners."

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