Verint Celebrates ‘Day One’ as a Company Focused on Enabling Brands to Achieve Boundless Customer Engagement Following Completion of Cognyte Software Spin-Off

Customer Engagement Cloud Platform Connects Work, Data and Experiences Across the Enterprise

Verint Systems Inc., the Customer Engagement Company, announced that it has completed the spin-off of Cognyte Software Ltd. The milestone marks the start of Verint’s journey as a pure-play customer engagement vendor with an exclusive focus and extensive resources – including over 4,500 professionals worldwide – dedicated to helping organizations provide boundless customer engagement.

Cognyte will begin “regular way” trading on NASDAQ on February 2, 2021, under the symbol “CGNT”. In connection with the separation, Verint shareholders will receive one share of Cognyte common stock for each share of Verint common stock.

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Brands today are challenged by new workforce dynamics, ever-expanding customer engagement channels and exponentially more consumer interactions – all with limited budget and resources. As a result, brands are finding it more difficult than ever to deliver the desired customer experience. This creates an engagement capacity gap, which continues to widen as digital disruption increases.

Expanding the workforce is simply not a sustainable option. Organizations are increasingly seeking technology to close this gap – solutions that are based on AI and analytics to automate workflows across enterprise silos to balance workforce expenses and at the same time drive an elevated consumer experience. Verint is uniquely positioned to help companies close this gap. The Verint Customer Engagement Cloud Platform  – built on a native cloud architecture with an open design – enables brands to connect work, experiences, and data across the organization.

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“Verint becoming a pure-play customer engagement company is happening at the exact right time – a time when digital transformation is driving significant change in how brands engage with their customers. Verint helps organizations break down barriers and eliminate the constraints of organizational and data silos to achieve boundless customer engagement. With our open cloud platform, significant domain expertise and broad partner ecosystem, we are well positioned to help brands build enduring customer relationships,” says Verint CEO, Dan Bodner.

Evercore acted as lead financial advisor to Cognyte on the separation. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Jefferies LLC acted as lead financial advisors to Verint on the separation. Jefferies LLC acted as lead financial advisor to Verint on a minority investment in connection with the separation from funds managed by Apax Partners. Needham & Company, Oppenheimer & Co., Stifel, Wedbush Securities and Imperial Capital acted as co-advisors. Jones Day acted as legal counsel to Verint, and Meitar acted as legal counsel to Cognyte.

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