Filed by Adobe Systems Incorporated Pursuant to Rule 425
Under the Securities Act of 1933
And Deemed Filed Pursuant to Rule 14a-12
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: Macromedia, Inc.
Commission File No. of Subject Company: 000-22688

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In an email sent to all employees of Adobe Systems Incorporated on June 8, 2005, Adobe linked to the following article published in the San Jose Mercury News on May 29, 2005:

Posted on Sun, May. 29, 2005

Adobe chief executive talks about acquiring Macromedia

Mercury News Staff Writer John Boudreau recently spoke with Adobe Systems Chief Executive Bruce Chizen about the San Jose company's acquisition of Macromedia, competition from Microsoft and intellectual property theft.

Q    Adobe Systems is in the process of acquiring Macromedia for $3.4 billion in stock. It is often said that corporate mergers in the software industry don't usually live up to their promises. Why are you confident this one will work?

A    Our business models are very similar. It's not like we are buying a company that we don't know. I suspect that 95 percent of their distributors are the same distributors that Adobe has. In many cases, we have the same vendors. We know it's going to be hard. We are going into it with our eyes open. But I feel we can manage through it.

Q    Does this merger spell the end to product lines in both companies, such as Macromedia's Freehand illustration program, Fireworks photo editor and FlashPaper document format, or Adobe's GoLive program?

A    I don't think so. That's not the intent. However, until we get through the integration and until we better understand their business and own them, I can't commit one way or another.

Q    Microsoft, with its next generation of Windows operating system, appears to be interested in the PDF market with its Metro document format and Avalon graphics engine. Does that concern you?

A    I'll never trivialize Microsoft. They are a $40 billion company with virtually unlimited resources and they are a monopoly. They have tried a number of times to go after PDF, and they failed. Now they are trying with Windows, with Longhorn and Metro. We have had a 10-year head start. PDF has such an ecosystem around it. If you are a pharmaceutical company and your entire clinical trial process is built upon PDF, I don't know why you would want to switch to a Microsoft Metro solution.

Q    What are the problems Adobe faces in regards to piracy of intellectual property?

A    One-third of our revenue is lost to piracy. The piracy rate in the United States is around 22 percent. That is down from the high 20s, and I think we can do better than that. That's one class of piracy. The second is emerging markets. And that's a much, much more difficult problem to solve. We'll do approximately $300 million (in business) in Japan. We have similar market share in China. We may do maybe $3 million in China. It's no different from jaywalking in New York. There are laws against it, but people do it. It's a cultural thing. It will take years for it to change. We are working with the Department of State. We are working with local governments there. But it's going to take time, and I'm not wildly optimistic.

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