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Exstream Software and Bell & Howell Sign Marketing Agreement

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Teaming Up to Provide Customers with Market-Leading Software and Hardware Solutions for Document Design through Finishing in High-Volume Publishing Environments April 15, 2002 - Exstream Software, Inc., provider of Dialogue, a comprehensive software suite that integrates personalized document creation with campaign management & tracking and multi-channel delivery, announced today a cooperative marketing agreement with Bell & Howell, a leading provider of  mail and messaging solutions and services. Under the terms of this agreement, Exstream and Bell & Howell will deliver customers a complete solution for managing the entire document life cycle, providing personalization from design through output to finishing. Extream's breakthrough Dialogue software complements Bell & Howell's solution offerings by giving customers the ability to produce advanced, fully personalized business communications, ranging from complex statements to full color marketing pieces. Bell & Howell, with over 12,000 customers and in business since 1936, expands Exstream's market reach and provides customers with a total solution, from document design through finishing. "Bell & Howell understands the importance of providing a total end-to-end solution to customers for handling the entire document life cycle," said Bill Walker, vice president of software solutions at Bell & Howell. "There is just enough overlap in what Exstream and Bell & Howell offer to make it a perfect relationship. Exstream has gained a tremendous amount of recognition for its Dialogue software in a very short time. We think it has the makings of an outstanding relationship for our customers." "This alliance joins two market leaders in the high-volume personalization space. Bell & Howell is very focused on the entire document life cycle, and in addition to their flagship document finishing equipment, they offer some of the most competitive print manipulation (Transformer) and electronic document presentment software available," said Davis Marksbury, president and CEO of Exstream Software. "Dialogue rounds out the total solution for customers by offering high-end personalization software to take full advantage of Bell & Howell's mail piece tracking solutions, finishing equipment and other products. We are excited about what this relationship can provide to companies looking for state-of-the art document processing solutions." About Bell & Howell: Bell & Howell, headquartered in Lincolnwood, IL, is the leading provider of mail and messaging solutions including high-end document processing and finishing, sortation, scanning, and software solutions, together with the industry's award-winning service force. The company provides customized solutions through hardware, software, services and financing, helping its customers operate more effectively and efficiently. For more information on Bell & Howell, please visit www.bellhowell.com.  About Exstream Software, Inc.: Headquartered in Lexington, KY, Exstream Software helps businesses around the world connect with the eGeneration through higher quality, fully personalized customer communications—delivered by mail, email and the Internet. Companies in the financial services, telecommunications, insurance, retail, service bureau, and other industries benefit from increased revenue through improved customer retention and faster time to market.




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