AMERICAN SOFTWARE’S BOARD APPROVES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND

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AMERICAN SOFTWARE’S BOARD APPROVES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND

ATLANTA, GA (February 21, 2006) – American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share of American Software common stock. The Company’s cash dividend is payable on June 2, 2006 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 19, 2006.

About American Software, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, American Software develops, markets and supports one of the industry’s most comprehensive offering of integrated business applications, including enterprise-wide, supply chain management, Internet commerce, financial, warehouse management and manufacturing packages. e-Intelliprise™ is a total ERP/supply chain management suite, which leverages Internet connectivity and includes multiple manufacturing methodologies, full global capability and integrated data marts. American Software owns 86% of Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative supply chain planning solutions via the Internet. New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software, is a global software company that has 25 years of experience developing and marketing business applications for apparel manufacturers, brand managers, retailers, importers and other businesses in the sewn-products industry.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes and uncertainty in general economic conditions, technology and the market for the Company’s products and services, including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the uncertainty of the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the Company’s revenues. For further information about risks the Company could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2002 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc.,(404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.

For more information, contact: American Software, 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305 (800) 726-2946. (404) 261-4381. FAX: (404) 264-5206 INTERNET: www.amsoftware.com or E-mail: askasi@amsoftware.com

Contact Information:
Vince Klinges
Chief Financial Officer
(404) 264-5477
vklinges@amsoftware.com