Cognos Launches Cognos ReportNet™ Worldwide

— Cognos showcases breakthrough reporting solution in 10 cities —

BURLINGTON, MA, September 9, 2003—Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management, today announced that is breakthrough new enterprise reporting solution—Cognos ReportNet—will be showcased in 10 cities worldwide today. Cognos ReportNet will be unveiled globally at simultaneous events in New York, Chicago, San Jose, Tokyo, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Stockholm and The Netherlands.

At the worldwide launch event in New York at 12:00 p.m. ET, Ron Zambonini, CEO, Cognos Inc. will discuss how Cognos ReportNet shatters barriers to global-scale enterprise reporting and will outline the global growth opportunities for Cognos in the BI and corporate performance management markets. Howard Dresner, vice president and research director, Gartner Research, will share his thoughts on reporting consolidation in global enterprises.

Cognos ReportNet customer Bear Stearns will also join Cognos officials. The company will discuss its plans to consolidate all of its enterprise wide reporting on a single Web-based platform with Cognos ReportNet. Karen Parrish, vice president, Worldwide Business Intelligence Solutions, IBM Corporation will discuss how Cognos ReportNet integrates seamlessly with IBM's information management technologies.

The web cast will begin September 9 at noon ET. A replay of the web cast will be archived for 90 days following the presentation on the Cognos web site. To register, visit