FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AGILENT COMPLETES TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES OF
OBJECTIVE SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS, INC.
PALO ALTO, Calif., and FOLSOM, Calif., Jan. 5, 2001 - Agilent Technologies Inc.(NYSE: A), a leading
provider of innovative technologies for communications and life sciences, today announced the successful
completion of the tender offer by Tahoe Acquisition Corp. to acquire the common stock, par value $.001 per
share, of Objective Systems Integrators, Inc. (OSI) (NASDAQ: OSII) at $17.75 net per share in cash. OSI is a
leading provider of next-generation operations- support-system (OSS) software for communications service
Tahoe Acquisition Corp. has accepted for purchase 37,572,548 shares of OSI common stock, including
approximately 1,050,844 shares tendered pursuant to Notices of Guaranteed Delivery, representing
approximately 97% of the issued and outstanding OSI shares, which shares were validly tendered and not
withdrawn prior to the expiration of the tender offer at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Thursday,
January 4, 2001.
Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement between Agilent, Tahoe Acquisition Corp. and OSI, Tahoe
Acquisition Corp. intends to acquire the remaining OSI shares that Tahoe Acquistion Corp. does not already
own through a merger between Tahoe Acquisition Corp. and OSI to be effective today at the same $17.75 per
share price as offered in the tender offer.
OSI, headquartered in Folsom, Calif., with more than 400 employees worldwide and an installed base of over
120 customers, designs, develops and markets OSS software that integrates and manages the provision of
communications services in today's large-scale, multi-vendor network environments.
The acquisition of OSI is expected to enhance Agilent's solution portfolio with key technologies and industry-
leading expertise, and will augment its already broad worldwide customer base and industry presence. With the
OSI acquisition Agilent will be able to immediately meet the needs