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Keane Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of leading software services
company Keane, Inc., officially opened its new application
development centre (ADC) in Halifax today.

The facility, Keane's first such centre in Canada, has initially
employed 50 technical professionals who will provide custom
software development, application management and year 2000
conversion services, primarily for Keane's U.S. customers. Keane
expects to hire another 50 skilled software professionals by the
end of the year.

Company representatives and government officials were on hand for
a ribbon-cutting ceremony held today, Sept. 10, at the centre's
office in Cogswell Tower on Barrington Street.

"We are excited to open our facility in Halifax and become a new
member of the community," said Brett Proud, director of Keane
Canada, Inc. The company selected Halifax because of its many
highly skilled software development professionals and proximity
to many major U.S. cities where Keane clients are located.

"The Halifax ADC is an important part of Keane's capabilities and
is well-positioned to address the burgeoning demand in the U.S.
for information technology services, particularly year 2000
compliance and application development and management services,"
said John Keane Jr., co-president of Keane, Inc.

"We believe Keane, with its world-class methodologies, strong
client relationships, and leadership in the year 2000 market, is
in an excellent position to secure a large part of this
business," Mr. Keane said.

Keane established its Halifax ADC with $1.7 million in
job-creation assistance from the Canada/Nova Scotia COOPERATION
Program over a five-year period. Keane expects to hire more than
100 skilled software professionals by the end of the contract
period. The funding was announced in May 1996.

"We're proud to welcome this major industry player to the
province," said Manning MacDonald, Nova Scotia Minister of 
Economic Development and Tourism. "Together, we're creating
opportunities for our highly skilled workforce right here at
home, and that's good news for all Nova Scotians."

"Keane is a company with a proven track record in the field of
custom software, and it presents real high-tech job opportunities
for Nova Scotians," added Senator Wilfred Moore, speaking on
behalf of Fred Mifflin, Secretary of State for the Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency. "The federal government is pleased
the company has established its first Canadian ADC in this
province. Nova Scotia is already seeing the benefits."

The Canada/Nova Scotia COOPERATION Program is managed by the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency on behalf of the federal
government and by Nova Scotia Economic Development and Tourism on
behalf of the province.

Keane, Inc., a firm with sales last year of $600 million, has its
headquarters in Boston. Its subsidiary, Keane Canada, Inc., is
based in Toronto. The company helps Fortune 1000 corporations,
government agencies and health-care institutions develop,
maintain and apply information technology.

Its services, delivered through a North American network of 40
branch offices, include application development, application
management outsourcing, year 2000 compliance, and help desk
outsourcing. Information about the company is available on the
Internet at


Contact: Brett Proud
         Keane Canada, Inc.
         Carol DeMatteo
         Keane, Inc.
         617-241-9200, ext. 1293

         Angela Poirier
         Economic Development and Tourism

ngr                  September 10, 1997                4:15 pm