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Paperloop Links with Go2Paper for Trading of Printing and Writing Papers

Press release from the issuing company

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2002 - Paperloop, information provider to the paper, pulp, forest, converting and allied industries, today announced a new agreement to link its flagship website www.paperloop.com with the Go2Paper website for services that enable paper users to buy and sell printing and writing paper in the largest online Paper Marketplace, as well as manage their paper orders using the Paper Manager. The agreement will facilitate the transfer of visitors between the two sites, forming an extension of Paperloop's own "e-marketplace" where site visitors interact with the "e-storefronts" of leading industry companies to find product and pricing information. "Working in partnership with Go2Paper makes for an even more comprehensive service for both Paperloop and Go2Paper customers. A visitor to www.paperloop.com can check price trends, forecasts and product information for printing and writing papers, formulate purchasing decisions and then move seamlessly to Go2Paper to make a purchase online," said Ian Johnston, Paperloop's president and CEO. "This brings us one step closer in our objective of providing complete access to paper-related information and paper-related products online." Mike Conran, Go2Paper's president and CEO, said of the new partnership: "We're delighted to open up this new route to our MarketPlace and other services. Paperloop is a very well-read and well-respected site for professionals and buyers of printing and writing paper. Our Marketplace is a logical extension of the core information services Paperloop provides as their customers can now quickly sell paper to or purchase paper from other paper users directly." About Paperloop Paperloop's mission is to provide the most valued information for and about the paper, pulp, forest, converting and allied industries through the best channels for information exchange. This is achieved through leading industry publications such as the Pulp & Paper and PPI family of magazines and newsletters; RISI, experts in paper/forest products analysis and forecasts and the foremost website for the paper industry, www.paperloop.com. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Paperloop was founded in February 2000 and leverages deep, relevant experience from more than 100 well-established, leading print and online industry publications as well as conferences and trade shows. About Go2Paper Oakland, Calif.-based Go2Paper, a leading global e-commerce company, provides paper users with the online tools to manage, buy, and sell printing and writing paper. The company's Paper MarketPlace enables any paper user whether a printer, mill, merchant, converter, or end user, to post and sell their paper inventory and for potential buyers to purchase directly from them. Also there are tools to help paper buyers manage their paper orders from event information to final billing.