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Letter to CA Chairman Wang Encouraging Support of Shareholder Forum

(July 30, 2001)

Telephone (212) 605-0335
Facsimile (212) 605-0325
July 30, 2001
By telecopier: 631/342-4900
Mr. Charles B. Wang
Chairman, Board of Directors
Computer Associates International, Inc.
One Computer Associates Plaza
Islandia, New York 11749
Dear Mr. Wang:
    As indicated in my telephone message, I've agreed to conduct a non-partisan "Forum" for shareholders of Computer Associates, addressing their consideration of competing director candidates. Efforts have been initiated to determine what information is relevant to shareholder decisions, and within about a week the Forum should be able to present the candidates with a written request for their statements of views on the identified issues.
    The Forum will be open to all Computer Associates shareholders, including those on both sides of the proxy contest, and to any investment professionals who are members of the Association for Investment Management and Research ("AIMR"). It's my intention to assure fair treatment of views on all sides, following the standards established for similar programs I co-sponsored recently with the New York Society of Security Analysts. Your comments or suggestions regarding fairness will be appreciated, now and as we proceed.
    I encourage the company's support of the Forum on behalf of all its shareholders. Pending the company's assumption of Forum costs, however, I have accepted partial funding from Ranger Governance according to conditions stated in the accompanying copy of a July 25, 2001 letter. The management nominees are invited to make their own commitment to the Forum according to the same conditions.
    I hope you'll participate actively in the Forum, not only as a management executive and director candidate but also as a shareholder.
Sincerely yours,
Gary Lutin
cc:    Mr. Sam Wyly


The Forum is open to all Computer Associates ("CA") shareholders, whether institutional or individual, and to any fiduciaries or professionals concerned with their investment decisions.  Its purpose is to provide shareholders with access to information and a free exchange of views on issues relating to their evaluations of alternatives, as described in the Forum Summary.

There is no charge for participation.  As stated in the Conditions of Participation, participants are expected to make independent use of information obtained through the Forum, subject to the privacy rights of other participants.  It is a Forum rule that participants will not be identified or quoted without their explicit permission.

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