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Bowne Global Solutions and GlobalSight Partner To Serve Multinationals

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, California and PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, May 09, 2001 -- Bowne Global Solutions, a division of Bowne & Co, Inc. (NYSE: BNE), and GlobalSight Corp. today announced a strategic alliance designed to help global companies successfully compete on the multilingual Internet. GlobalSight is the leading provider of infrastructure software and strategy for Web globalization and Bowne Global Solutions is the leading provider of professional services including the development, localization and maintenance of global web content. The companies have combined their technology and services into a complete solution called DotGLOBAL. "This year marks a significant milestone in Internet growth," said Carl Glaeser, chief executive officer of Bowne Global Solutions. "The Asia-Pacific region has overtaken North America as home to the largest number of Internet users and Western Europe is expected to catch up shortly. Predicting this trend, we evaluated a number of Web globalization software providers, and we chose the leader, GlobalSight, as our technology partner. The company's infrastructure and linguistic technologies will help deliver our multi-language localization, web content creation and global marketing consulting services effectively to multinational companies ready to leverage the truly international nature of the Internet." The DotGLOBAL partnership will provide an unprecedented level of globalization expertise to multinational companies, enabling them to accelerate their Web globalization initiatives. As a result, international companies will realize more effective penetration into new markets, faster time to market, increased international revenues, centralized information management and workflow, and a more consistent global brand. "Bowne Global Solutions' premier localization and Web content creation services, teamed with GlobalSight's leading globalization software, provides an unbeatable solution for international businesses that are going global online," said Doug Chapin, president and chief executive officer for GlobalSight. "Reaching new international markets online is one of the best ways companies can grow revenue and market share. Through its global reach, local expertise and strong management, Bowne is the acknowledged industry leader with a long-time record of helping multinational companies increase international revenues while controlling costs." "GlobalSight focuses on building great technology. We focus on multi-language services - together we bring our clients the best-in-breed solution for quickening the pace of a company's global e-business. Especially today, international revenue is an essential part of corporate strategy resulting in robust demand for our unique services. This translates to steadily increasing revenues and improved profitability for our company," Glaeser concluded.