IBM: To provide our clients with ample time to consume and apply the latest updates to IBM BPM, we have announced a 12 month extension to the original end of support (EOS) date for IBM BPM 8.5.x. The new EOS date is September 2019, with extended support offered for a period of three years after that (September 2022). This EOS extension applies to all packaging of IBM BPM 8.5.X (Express, Standard, and Advanced).
Please note that Java 6 is end of support is in April 2018, which may impact our ability to provide java-related fixes for mod-level releases prior to 8.5.6. Please review this technote for details (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21999583).
The official announcement is here: https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/6/897/ENUS217-556/index.html&request_locale=en