updated 6/1/2011 11:17:16 AM ET 2011-06-01T15:17:16

DETROIT, June 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, will welcome the installation of downtown's newest mural Friday.

And it's not just any mural. This artwork was created by hundreds of hands that belong to students from Bright Horizons Day Care, Detroit's Central High School, Compuware personnel, Quicken Loan employees and community members. They were supervised by artists Halima Cassells, of the Detroit Mural Factory, and Chazz Miller, of Public Art Workz.

The 500-square-foot work celebrates the resilience of Detroit, and will be installed permanently in the employee entrance to the building.

A celebration of the mural's completion will be held Friday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special photo sessions at 12 noon and 4 p.m. The mural's location is along the building's new entrance hallway off of Gratiot Avenue.

This project was spearheaded by Megan Heeres, curator for public art and gardens at Compuware.

Public Art Workz is a non-profit that works to fight blight through public art. For more information please visit publicartworkz.com. The Detroit Mural Factory is a consortium of artists dedicated to uplifting Detroit through public art and murals. For more information please visit detroitmuralfactory.com.

Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com .

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CONTACT: Bill McGraw,
         Director of Media Relations
         313.227.6157
         bill.mcgraw@compuware.com

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