Consolidated Container Selects Business Objects
as Business Intelligence Standard

Leading Maker of Plastic Containers Chooses Business Objects to Improve Customer Service and Financial Visibility

San Jose, Calif. - August 28, 2002 -- Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ), the world’s leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Consolidated Container Company, one of the largest manufacturers of rigid plastic containers in the United States, selected Business Objects as its enterprise BI standard. The company purchased BusinessObjectsä, the integrated query, reporting, and analysis solution for the enterprise, to access, analyze, and share information to improve customer service, track product quality control, and manage finances. Business Objects was selected over Canadian-based Cognos.

Consolidated Container Company produces more than 7 billion plastic containers annually for the food, beverage, and industrial chemical industries. For example, Consolidated makes the bottles that leading food companies use for snacks, and the pint and gallon size containers used by juice companies. The company also makes containers that hold liquid dishwashing and laundry detergent, and produces containers for many quart oil producers. Now, with Business Objects solutions, Consolidated will gather and share information from the following departments:

· Finance
· Accounting
· Manufacturing
· Operational Management and Planning
· Quality
· Customer Service

For example, the quality group at Consolidated will use Business Objects to track customer and vendor comments. This will allow the company to track customer suggestions, resulting in improved customer service, and better-managed relationships with its vendors.

“At Consolidated Container Company, technology plays a major role in the success of our company,” said Joe Baird, vice president of IT. “We pride ourselves in staying on the cutting edge of technology, and that is why we selected Business Objects for our business intelligence deployment. Our more than 1,500 customers trust us to deliver over 1,000 products. Business Objects will help us do so more efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“Consolidated Container Company is taking an enlightened approach to business intelligence by standardizing on one solution,” said Dave Kellogg, senior group vice president, worldwide marketing, at Business Objects. “They recognize the value they will gain by using one solution to access information from multiple departments and information systems. By using Business Objects to get an integrated view of their business, they can seize opportunities to improve customer and partner relationships, cut costs, and improve operational efficiency.”

About Consolidated Container Company
Consolidated Container Company LLC™ is a leading U.S. developer, manufacturer, and marketer of blow-molded rigid plastic containers for the beverage, consumer, and industrial markets. The Company was created in 1999 through the merger of Reid Plastic Holdings with the domestic plastic packaging operations of Suiza Foods Corporation, a predecessor entity to Dean Foods Company.

About Business Objects

Business Objects has more than 16,000 customers in over 80 countries. The company's stock is publicly traded under the ticker symbols NASDAQ: BOBJ and Euronext Paris (Sicovam code 12074). It is included in the SBF 120 and IT CAC 50 French stock market indexes. Business Objects can be reached at 408-953-6000 and