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Adobe Systems Provides Intra-Quarter Business Update

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Company Reaffirms Third Quarter Financial Targets

SAN JOSE, Calif. August 1, 2006 Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today is providing its regular intra-quarter business update for its third quarter of fiscal 2006, which ends September 1, 2006.

With approximately five weeks remaining in the quarter, Adobe announced it believes it will achieve quarterly results within the financial target ranges it provided on June 15, 2006. The Company's Q3 FY2006 target ranges are the following: revenue of $580 to $610 million, GAAP earnings per share of $0.13 to $0.16, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.25 to $0.27, a GAAP operating margin of 16 to 19 percent, and a non-GAAP operating margin of 33 to 35 percent.

The Company plans to report its third quarter fiscal 2006 results on September 14, 2006 after the market closes.

Adobe Announces Webcasts of Upcoming Investor Conference Participation

Adobe also announced it will participate in the following events with the financial community during August:

Pacific Crest Technology Forum
Vail, CO
Tuesday August 8, 2006
12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Randy Furr, Executive Vice President and CFO

Canaccord Adams Summer Seminar
Boston, MA
Wednesday August 9, 2006
3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Randy Furr, Executive Vice President and CFO

CIBC Enterprise Software Conference
New York, NY
Thursday August 10, 2006
8:55 a.m. Eastern Time
Shantanu Narayen, President and COO; Randy Furr, Executive Vice President and CFO

These investor conference presentations will be Webcast from Adobe's Web site at:

http://www.adobe.com/ADBE

Conference presentation times are subject to change at the discretion of the conference host. An archive of each Webcast will be available for a limited time.

Forward Looking Statements Disclosure

This press release contains forward looking statements, including those related to revenue, operating margin and earnings per share, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: adverse changes in general economic or political conditions in any of the major countries in which Adobe does business, delays in development or shipment of Adobe's new products or major new versions of existing products, introduction of new products by existing and new competitors, failure to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, difficulty in predicting revenue from new businesses, failure to anticipate and develop new products in response to changes in demand for application software, computers and printers, intellectual property disputes and litigation, inability to protect Adobe's intellectual property from unauthorized copying, use, disclosure or malicious attack, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of past or future acquisitions and difficulty in integrating such acquisitions, changes to Adobe's distribution channel, disruption of Adobe's business due to catastrophic events, interruptions or terminations in Adobe's relationships with turnkey assemblers, risks associated with international operations, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, changes in accounting rules and regulations, impairment of Adobe's goodwill or intangible assets, unanticipated changes in or interpretations of tax rates, Adobe's inability to attract and retain key personnel, and market risks associated with Adobe's equity investments. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to Adobe's SEC filings. Adobe does not undertake an obligation to update forward looking statements.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information - anytime, anywhere, and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com .

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    Investor Relations Contact:
    Mike Saviage
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    408 536.4416
    ir@adobe.com

    Public Relations Contact:
    Jodi Warner
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    408 536.2084
    jwarner@adobe.com