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Global Graphics Provides PDF Technology for QuarkXPress 6

Press release from the issuing company

DENVER - April 3, 2003 - Quark Inc. and Global Graphics Software today announced that powerful new features in the forthcoming release of QuarkXPress, the leading software application for document layout and production, are based on technology provided by Global Graphics. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics S A (Nasdaq Europe: GLGR, Euronext: GLOG) and a leading worldwide developer of printing and related software. The collaboration heralds the start of an alliance that will place important new functionality based on the Jaws RIP and Jaws PDF technologies in the hands of graphic artists and publishers. Following a rigorous evaluation period, Quark has licensed Jaws PDF Library from Global Graphics to provide direct Portable Document Format (PDF) output capabilities from QuarkXPress 6 software for high-end printing and cross media publishing. Jaws PDF Library is a software development kit (SDK) that allows developers, original equipment manufacturers, and systems integrators to embed robust and efficient PDF generation seamlessly within desktop and server-based products, services, workflows, and third-party solutions. A component of Global Graphics' Jaws RIP has been integrated into QuarkXPress 6 to provide full-resolution previews of EPS files that can be scaled or magnified with minimal pixelation, permitting page elements to be positioned more precisely. "Dependable output is one of the hallmarks of QuarkXPress. The PDF format is an important file format for the publishing industry, so with the interests of millions of customers at stake, we need to have the utmost confidence in our technology partners," said Juergen Kurz, Quark's vice president of product management. "We are extremely satisfied with our choice of partners. The Global Graphics Jaws technologies are proven and reliable, and our experience developing with them has been extremely positive. More importantly, they provide the robustness and flexibility we need to build a long-term PDF strategy." Jim Freidah, Global Graphics Software's chief operating officer adds, "We are delighted to announce this relationship because it underlines the fact that our PDF technology is ready and reliable for use in the high-end graphic arts and commercial printing market. We are seeing increasing demand for our Jaws PDF technology from around the world and this joint development is the result of us focusing our strategy on working alongside software developers and vendors, as well as OEMs, to provide technology components and toolkits so that they can integrate competitive features into their own software applications."