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Extensis and Celartem Technology Offer Services for Digital Content Owners

Press release from the issuing company

Macworld San Francisco 2003 SAN FRANCISCO--Jan. 8, 2003--Extensis today announced the kick-off to joint efforts with parent company Celartem Technology USA, Inc. to integrate Celartem technology into Extensis products and deliver in 2003 unprecedented solutions for digital content owners, distributors and users in the graphic arts market. Extensis was acquired by Celartem Technology USA, Inc., in September 2002. Celartem Technology USA, Inc. offers technologies that enable digital images to be stored and securely distributed without loss of quality and is wholly owned by Celartem Technology, Inc. (Hercules: 4330), a Japan-based technology company focused on providing solutions for digital content owners distributors and users. Integration and design goals moving forward with Extensis products will address some of the most pressing needs of creative professionals -- in workgroups of all sizes -- who use digital content every day and require secure, quick access and management solutions. Incorporating Celartem Technology USA's proprietary VFZ digital image format and security features for secure transfer of images with Extensis signature design and asset management product lines is a primary development objective. "Extensis is excited to work with Celartem to provide start-to-finish management and distribution capabilities for both individual content users and large-scale content owners in the creative arts industries," said Craig Keudell, Extensis CEO. "Building on our respective areas of strength, our goal is to expand the functionality of our current products with useful offerings that reflect the specific requests of creative professionals and content owners involved in acquiring and managing digital content." "The Celartem-Extensis relationship will provide far-reaching benefits for creative professionals and content owners worldwide," said Jiro Shindo, president and CEO, Celartem Technology, Inc. "By aggressively growing the scope and strength of joint product offerings, customers will benefit from our mutual commitment to product excellence."