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Corbis BizPresenter to Be Featured on Microsofts Office Tools on the Web Site

Press release from the issuing company

SEATTLE (July 10, 2001) – Corbis (www.corbis.com) - the leading global provider of digital images to the business, consumer and professional markets - today announced a new relationship with Microsoft Corporation that provides users of Microsoft's Office applications with direct links to premium quality, affordable digital images for business and personal use from the Office Tools section of Microsoft's Web site for Office users. Under the terms of the agreement, links for business-use images from Corbis BizPresenter and for personal-use images from Corbis' shopping site will be highlighted on the Office Tools area of the Office Web site, which is designed to provide added-value content for Microsoft Office users. "Office Tools on the Web site is designed to deliver additional tools and resources for the millions of Office users that spend their day working in Office," said Jeff Olund, general manager of Office services at Microsoft Corp. "We're pleased to work with Corbis to offer our customers easy access to high quality images from one of the world's leading providers of photography, fine art and other media." Launched in September 2000, Corbis BizPresenter™ (www.bizpresenter.com) is the first online resource carrying a variety of premium media for business people who desire compelling, visually sophisticated presentations, Web sites or other business materials, but who are constrained by time, budget and/or design expertise. At BizPresenter, customers can choose from over 50,000 Corbis royalty-free photos and photo objects, thousands of cartoons from The New Yorker via The Cartoon Bank, digital illustrations and pre-designed PowerPoint templates. Images can be immediately searched and downloaded, and are sold both individually or in new subscription packages. "We designed Corbis BizPresenter for business professionals and corporations who require the highest quality pictures and want them easy to search, quick to download and license at an affordable price," said Art Muldoon, vice president, Corbis business communicator group. "We have exclusive, cutting-edge images offered via an online library format appropriate for use by individuals, small businesses and large corporations." With the announcement of the Microsoft relationship, Corbis continues to extend BizPresenter's capabilities as an innovative media resource meeting the image needs of business people. For the millions of business people worldwide who use PowerPoint, Word and other Microsoft Office software products, Corbis strives to make the world's best content available to the world's best communicators. The Office Tools on the Web site will link to Corbis' industry leading collection of images for personal use at shopping.corbis.com. At this site, Corbis offers hundreds of thousands of digital images for personal use, as well as more than 100,000 images available to order as framed and matted prints or posters. The collection includes images from a diverse set of source