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net-linx Appoints National Sales Director

Press release from the issuing company

SACRAMENTO -- March 14, 2001 -- net-linx Publishing Solutions has appointed Ron Stephens to the post of National Sales Director, North America. Stephens brings 20 years experience within the newspaper publishing technology industry to net-linx where he now heads up the 12-strong net-linx US sales team. Stephens is in fact returning to familiar territory at net-linx. From 1986 to 1996 he held senior sales roles at Sii which is now part of the new net-linx Publishing Solutions organization. Most recently he was a Sales Director at Unisys and Vice President Sales for Atex Media Solutions. Sacramento-based Stephens said: "The formation of net-linx Publishing Solutions has created a market leading company with a powerful set of solutions. This is an exciting time to be joining the company and I am looking forward to playing a role in its future growth. The newspaper market will face many new challenges in the coming years and will require new solutions to new problems, but without discarding the lessons we've learned. I am excited to represent the AdVision(tm) and Insiight(tm) product lines which are not only designed to adapt to change quickly but also offer exceptional Return on Investment while leveraging the technology many companies have previously purchased. Bringing this message to the industry will be a great opportunity." "This is a significant appointment for net-linx," says Bill Solimeno, net-linx Publishing Solutions CEO and President. "Ron's technology sales expertise and proven track record within the newspaper sector is very impressive. He has experienced the dramatic evolution of newspaper production technology since the 1980s and consequently has an in-depth awareness of the industry's needs today."