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LithoTechnics and SCREEN sign Metrix Distribution Agreement

Press release from the issuing company

Phoenix, Arizona, November 10, 2008 – LithoTechnics and SCREEN - S. Ten Nines California, LLC announced today the signing of a worldwide distribution agreement for Metrix, award-winning intelligent job planning and imposition software.

Under the agreement, SCREEN will sell and support the entire Metrix product line, on Mac OS X and Windows platforms, to complement Trueflow SE, SCREEN's fully JDF-compliant PDF workflow system. As part of the agreement, LithoTechnics and SCREEN have engineered much tighter JDF integration between Metrix and Trueflow SE, making the total user experience much more intuitive and powerful. As well, LithoTechnics has developed a Chinese version of Metrix, which SCREEN will debut at the upcoming All In Print show in Shanghai.

"SCREEN is dedicated to developing efficient, easy-to-use and open systems," said Setsuo Ohara, President, SCREEN - S. Ten Nines California, LLC. "Metrix fits extremely well into our workflow model, offering our customers an automated job planning and imposition module that translates directly into higher productivity and profitability." Mr. Ohara continued, "Metrix has already proven itself to a number of our customers as an indispensable tool for efficient production. Now, with a higher level of JDF integration between Trueflow SE and Metrix, the connection between planning/imposition and prepress is further simplified and automated, enabling our customers to realize even greater efficiencies."

Rohan Holt, President of LithoTechnics, remarked: "We are very excited about a closer relationship with SCREEN on a worldwide basis, as well as the opportunity to enter the Chinese market." Holt added, "SCREEN's goal for Trueflownet – the integration of SCREEN software with as wide a range of third-party products as possible – is right in line with the guiding principles behind JDF, which is moving our industry closer to true automation and rational print manufacturing. I am very pleased to be working with SCREEN on these projects, and look forward to other projects that can benefit our mutual customers."