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Hutchison 3G selects Autonomy's intelligent content retrieval solution

Autonomy to Automate Aggregation and Delivery of Content to Power Multiple Consumer Portals

London - February 28, 2002 - Autonomy Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AUTN; LSE: AU, Nasdaq Europe: AUTN), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, has been selected by Hutchison 3G UK Limited ('Hutchison 3G'), holder of the UK's largest 3G licence to provide a intelligent content retrieval solution. Initially the system will be deployed in the UK and later made available in other countries where Hutchison Whampoa has 3G interests.

Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) and interface Portal-in-a-box, will enable Hutchison to classify and deliver unique, location-specific information from hundreds of sources, including live news, e-commerce, sport and entertainment, such as music-on-demand. The software will improve the consumer experience, ensuring that searches and navigations present the most accurate information at the right time, through the right channels and in the most user-friendly format.

Employing Autonomy's technology, Hutchison 3G will minimise traditional labour and maintenance overheads associated with information processing to provide consumers with a single entry point from their mobile and handheld devices to its robust, vibrant network. Initial deployments will occur in the United Kingdom and Italy, with future rollouts scheduled for Austria, Sweden, Hong Kong and Australia.

According to Colin Tucker, Managing Director, Hutchison 3G, Autonomy's infrastructure software was selected because of its unique ability to integrate unstructured, semi-structured and structured information in multiple languages and formats: "As the amount and type of data supported by the 3G network increases, we needed a scaleable solution," said Tucker.

"Due to the display and bandwidth requirements of mobile phones and handheld devices, Hutchison 3G needed a solution that could deliver highly relevant information in real-time to their subscribers," said Dr. Mike Lynch, CEO and co-founder of Autonomy. "Autonomy will provide a scaleable infrastructure that automatically links related information as it becomes available."

"Hutchison 3G is pioneering the next generation of mobile communications," commented Lynch. "Autonomy is pleased to support this revolutionary network."

About Hutchison 3G

Hutchison 3G UK Ltd. ("Hutchison 3G") holds licence 'A' (a third-generation mobile licence), which was issued by the UK government in May 2000. This licence was for the largest block of spectrum auctioned in the UK, as it was set-aside for a new entrant to the market. The licence consists of 15MHz of paired spectrum, and 5MHz of unpaired spectrum.

3G is a convergence of media, information and telephony which promises to change people's lives by enabling them to access information on the move when, where and how they want. The 3G standard (agreed throughout Europe, Japan, China, and the rest of Asia) is formally known as UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System). It represents a global standard for third generation mobile communication systems and is at the heart of the Hutchison 3G initiative.

Hutchison Whampoa Limited holds a 65 per cent stake in Hutchison 3G, the other major shareholders are NTT DoCoMo (20 per cent) KPN Mobile (15 per cent).

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About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AUTN; Nasdaq Europe: AUTN; LSE: AU.) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise. Autonomy's technology powers applications dependent upon unstructured information including: e-commerce, customer relationship management, knowledge management, enterprise information portals, enterprise resource planning and online publishing. Autonomy's customer base includes more than 475 global companies, including Astra Zeneca, British Aerospace, Clorox, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, General Motors, Lucent, Royal SunAlliance, Sun Microsystems and public sector agencies including the United States Department of Defense, NASA and the United States Department of Energy. Strategic reseller and OEM partners include leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Hewlett Packard, IBM Global Services, Oracle, Vignette and Sybase. The company has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and is on the Web at

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

With the exception of historical information, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, technology risks, including dependence on core technology; fluctuations in quarterly results; dependence on new product development; rapid technological and market change; reliance on sales by others; management of growth; dependence on key personnel; rapid expansion; growth of the Internet; financial risk management; and future growth subject to risks. These factors and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are also discussed in the company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including Autonomy's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Registration Statements on Form F-1.

Ian Black
Autonomy Corporation plc
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