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Gartner Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering of Common Stock by ValueAct Capital

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gartner Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering of Common Stock by ValueAct Capital19:13 EST Thursday, February 17, 2011 STAMFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, today announced that ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P. (ValueAct Capital) priced the previously announced secondary offering of 8,000,000 shares of Gartner's common stock at $35.50 per share. All of the shares of common stock are being offered and sold by ValueAct Capital. The underwriters have an option to purchase up to an additional 1,200,000 shares of common stock from ValueAct Capital to cover over-allotments, if any. Gartner will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock in the offering. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as underwriters for the offering. Gartner has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the offering to which this communication relates. The proposed offering will be made solely by means of the prospectus and the related prospectus supplement. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the prospectus supplement for this offering, and other documents that Gartner has filed with the SEC that are incorporated by reference therein for more complete information about Gartner and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Credit Suisse, Attn: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue 1B, New York, NY 10010, telephone: (800) 221-1037 or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316, email prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high tech and telecom enterprises and professional service firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to approximately 60,000 clients, in 11,601 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,461 associates, including 1,249 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. Safe Harbor Statement Statements about Gartner's future expectations, including the proposed ValueAct Capital offering, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to maintain and expand our products and services; our ability to expand or retain our customer base; our ability to grow or sustain revenue from individual customers; our ability to attract and retain a professional staff of research analysts and consultants upon whom we are dependent; our ability to achieve and effectively manage growth, including our ability to integrate acquisitions and consummate acquisitions in the future; our ability to pay our debt obligations; our ability to achieve continued customer renewals and achieve new contract value, backlog and deferred revenue growth in light of competitive pressures; our ability to carry out our strategic initiatives and manage associated costs; our ability to successfully compete with existing competitors and potential new competitors; our ability to enforce or protect our intellectual property rights; additional risks associated with international operations including foreign currency fluctuations; the impact of restructuring and other charges on our businesses and operations; general economic conditions; risks associated with the creditworthiness of governments and agencies; and all other risks described from time to time in Gartner's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Gartner's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These filings can be found on Gartner's website at www.investor.gartner.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements included herein speak only as of the date hereof and Gartner disclaims any obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances. Gartner, Inc.Andrew Spender, 203-316-3286andrew.spender@gartner.com