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Corel CEO Derek Burney Honored with Annual MacDirectory Ten Award

Press release from the issuing company

SAN FRANCISCO--Jan. 8, 2002--Corel Corporation announced that Derek Burney, Corel president and CEO, has been recognized by MacDirectory as one of the most influential people in the Macintosh community in 2001. The MacDirectory Ten is an annual listing of top influencers in the Mac industry, as chosen by the publication's staff and readers. Past winners include Macromedia CEO Rob Burgess, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen, and Apple II creator Steve Wozniak. "I'm honored to be recognized by MacDirectory and its readers with this prestigious award,'' said Derek Burney, president and CEO of Corel Corporation. "One of our primary goals is to reach out to Mac customers with products that are innovative, interesting and that speak to their specific workflow requirements. I'm very proud of the leadership role that Corel has taken in delivering seven native OS X graphics applications. To be included as one of the MacDirectory Ten is a gratifying endorsement of our efforts and Corel's dedication to the Mac platform.'' "Vision or `Thinking Different,' was considered the most important of all virtues when we chose this year's winners and Derek Burney personifies these qualities,'' said Ron Mwangaguhunga, Senior Editor, MacDirectory. "Throughout the year Derek Burney and Corel presented exemplary software for Mac OS X. Corel's `Summer of the Mac' campaign was widely seen as successful across the board. By September, there really was no question in our minds that Derek was going to be included in the MacDirectory Ten.'' This is the second annual listing of the MacDirectory Ten. Each of the recipients will be profiled in MacDirectory's Winter 2002 edition, scheduled to hit newsstands on January 15, 2002.