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HP To Bundle WordPerfect from Corel

Press release from the issuing company

OTTAWA--March 25, 2002--Corel Corporation today announced that its WordPerfect suite of software will be bundled across Hewlett-Packard Company's (HP) home and business PCs. A trial version of WordPerfect Office 2002 is included on HP Pavilion desktop PCs for the North American market. The trial version gives consumers a chance to use and evaluate Corel's globally recognized office suite for a 30-day period. Following the trial period, users can quickly and easily purchase a full version of the product by utilizing an innovative "unlocking'' technology accessible on their desktops or by visiting Corel's e-store. WordPerfect 9, the award-winning word-processing program, is included with HP Pavilion ze1000 series notebook PCs sold in North America. Additionally, HP Pavilion ze1000 and HP Pavilion zt1000 series notebook PC owners have the opportunity to upgrade to WordPerfect Office 2002 through a special in-box promotional offer. Brazilian-Portuguese and Spanish editions of WordPerfect 9 are also bundled on HP Vectra business desktop PCs for the Latin American market. Recent industry data shows that HP led the worldwide home PC market in 2001 for the second straight year. "We are pleased to introduce these new initiatives the latest in a series of successful endeavors we've enjoyed with HP over the years,'' said Steve Houck, executive vice-president of strategic relations at Corel Corporation. "We are providing PC users with options that expand the range of software solutions available to them. We're particularly satisfied by the strong response we've received through our e-store from users who have opted to purchase the full version of WordPerfect Office 2002 after evaluating the trial version of the software.'' "HP is committed to offering our customers the latest in hardware-software solutions,'' said Tom Anderson, worldwide marketing manager, HP home products division. "Offering Microsoft XP compatible WordPerfect Office 2002 on HP PCs is just another way HP and Corel deliver customers greater choice in adopting the solution that meets their individual computing needs.''