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CreoScitex Operations Achieve ISO-9001 2000 Certification in Canada

Press release from the issuing company

Vancouver, CANADA (May 24, 2001) – CreoScitex, a division of Creo Products Inc.(NASDAQ: CREO; TSE: CRE), will receive the ISO-9001 2000 (E) certificate of registration for its Canadian operations in the Vancouver area following the completion of a successful third-party audit by the Quality Management Institute. Since inception, the ISO 9000 standards have become synonymous with quality. CreoScitex is believed to be the first company in the graphic arts industry to be registered under the revised standards introduced late last year. "CreoScitex is committed to demonstrating professionalism and quality in everything we do," stated Mark Dance, CreoScitex President and Chief Operating Officer. "We believe that conforming to the ISO standard provides international recognition that we repeatedly follow accepted processes in the design, manufacture and delivery of our products, software systems and services for the graphic arts industry. We believe this demonstrates our commitment." The ISO 9001 standard introduced in December 2000 now certifies quality standards for the design and delivery of products and services as well as the manufacturing process. The new standard incorporates a stronger emphasis on sustained customer satisfaction. It is based on eight quality management principles: Customer-focused organization; Leadership; Involvement of people; Process approach; System approach to management; Continual improvement; Factual approach to decision-making; and Mutually beneficial supplier relationships. All Vancouver locations were certified through the Quality Management Institute, a division of the Canadian Standards Association International, an independent agency with 8,000 members. CreoScitex’s other product divisions in Herzlia, Israel and Billerica, MA are currently registered ISO-9002 and will be certified under the new standards in the near future.