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MeadWestvaco Chooses ForestExpress Catalog Content Solution

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, February 25, 2003 -- ForestExpress, a leader in business-to-business integration and catalog content services for the forest products and allied industries, today announced an agreement to provide Content Director, its catalog content processing solution, to the MeadWestvaco Papers division. As part of the agreement, ForestExpress will provide MeadWestvaco with the capability to aggregate product data from diverse sources, leverage a single master repository, and electronically share product information with a variety of partners and customers.    The MeadWestvaco Papers Group intends to share its enriched product information with its entire customer base in a wide variety of forms, including stock and price lists, marketing bulletins, and data formats for eCommerce. The ForestExpress solution allows MeadWestvaco to efficiently prepare product data and ready it for use in diverse eCommerce applications. "MeadWestvaco is committed to becoming a fully integrated business partner, providing a variety of tools which will enable our customers to transact business with MeadWestvaco in a much more efficient and effective manner," commented Ted Hill, Director of eBusiness Strategy for MeadWestvaco's Papers Group.  "By choosing the ForestExpress catalog content solution we are able to share our product information with customers in a format which best suits their business needs while eliminating the need for MeadWestvaco to maintain multiple versions of the same information.”   “Since rich catalog content is such a critical building block for eCommerce, we’re glad to help customers like MeadWestvaco ready their product data for electronic transactions,” commented Bob Renner, CEO of ForestExpress. “We offer a variety of tools and services to assist our customers with their content management projects, and are pleased to provide MeadWestvaco with access to innovative, reliable technology that will help reach their eBusiness goals.”   About ForestExpress ForestExpress is an industry supported e-business solutions company providing business-to-business connectivity and catalog content services for the paper and forest products industries, and its allied industries. The company also provides transaction services for the buying and selling of timber, the industry’s most important raw material, via the ForestExpress Timber Trading Center. ForestExpress provides solutions that streamline and automate key supply chain transactions between customers and suppliers.