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Actuate (Nasdaq: ACTU) to Change Ticker Symbol to 'BIRT' Effective November 3, 2010

Stock Will Continue to Trade on the Nasdaq Global Market Exchange

San Mateo, Calif. – October 27, 2010 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), The people behind BIRT® and the leader in open source Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that The Nasdaq Stock Market has approved a change in the Company's ticker symbol.  Effective November 3, 2010, Actuate Corporation will trade on the Nasdaq Global Markets under the ticker "BIRT".

"This change underscores the momentum Actuate has seen with BIRT,” said Pete Cittadini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Actuate.  “Success across BIRT-based revenue, BIRT technology, BIRT’s impact on BI and the growth of the BIRT community signal the undeniable power base that we’ve created in the market as a result of our strategy.  It is time to ensure that it is apparent to all that we are the people behind BIRT.”

About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company ™

Actuate provides software to more than 3.5 million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate's BIRT Analytics™delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. The Actuate Customer Communications Suite™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content and individualized correspondence. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit actuate.com and developer.actuate.com.

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Contacts:

Samantha Singh, Director, Corporate Communications, Actuate
ssingh@actuate.com +1.650.645.3078
Jacob Moelter, Market Street Partners
ir@actuate.com +1.415.571.4956 (mobile)