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WordPerfect Office 2002 is Now Shipping!

Press release from the issuing company

Ottawa, Canada - Apr 10, 2001 Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSE: COR) today announced that the new version of its flagship office suite, WordPerfect® Office 2002, is now shipping and will be available to customers across North America beginning May 1, 2001. WordPerfect Office 2002 Standard Edition features the latest versions of the core applications ˆ WordPerfect® 10, Quattro® Pro 10, Corel® Presentations? 10 and CorelCENTRAL? 10. The Professional Edition also includes the powerful database Paradox® 10 and the voice-recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking® 5.0. The suggested retail upgrade price for the Standar Edition is US $159* while the suggested retail upgrade price for the Professional Edition is US $259*. "We have a devoted following of WordPerfect users and we are rewarding that loyalty by providing new features that reflect their priorities," said Graham Brown, executive vice-president, business applications, at Corel Corporation. "We consulted with our customers during the development process and we incorporated their feedback into the final release. We are confident that WordPerfect Office 2002 directly answers our customers' needs and the early response from our Beta testers suggests that our enhancements are right on target."