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QAD To Report Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 


SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—October 17, 2012—QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA)(NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, will announce financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter after the close of regular trading hours on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. The company will conduct a conference call at 5 p.m. Eastern Time/2 p.m. Pacific Time on the same day to discuss the company’s financial performance.

Investment professionals are invited to participate in the live call by dialing 800-230-1059 (domestic) or 612-234-9959 (international). This call is being webcast and can be accessed at QAD’s Web site at www.qad.com, where it will be archived for one year. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson Reuters StreetEvents and can be accessed by individual investors at www.earnings.com, or www.streetevents.com for institutional investors.
An audio replay of the conference call will be available through midnight November 28, 2012 by dialing 800-475-6701 (domestic) or 320-365-3844 (international), passcode 259326.

About QAD
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.

For additional information, contact:

John Neale
QAD Senior Vice President and Treasurer
QAD Inc.
805.566.5117
investor@qad.com


Laurie Berman
PondelWilkinson Inc.
310.279.5980
investor@pondel.com

Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the ""safe harbor"" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “expects”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “could”, “will likely result”, “estimates”, “intends”, “may”, “projects”, “should”, and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and future conditions. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2012 ended January 31, 2012, and in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.