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Agfa Monotype Licenses Font for Award Solutions eLearning Software

Press release from the issuing company

Font to be Embedded in Macromedia Flash Files WILMINGTON, Mass.--Sept. 12, 2002--Agfa Monotype Corporation, a global provider of fonts and font technologies, has licensed the font ITC Officina Sans to Award Solutions Inc. The font will be embedded in Macromedia Flash files for use in the company's eLearning educational software titles. "We required a clean, readable font for the Flash files in our eLearning software, yet we also wanted a simple, cost-effective solution," said Jennifer Yin, eLearning manager at Award Solutions. "We turned to Agfa Monotype because of its reputation for high-quality fonts and excellent customer support." "Developers continue to recognize the need for high-quality fonts, including those used solely for embedding in Flash files," said Steve Kuhlman, vice president of Agfa Monotype. "Since Flash (SWF files) is a highly popular package for developing multimedia animation for software and the Web, we've identified the need for a concise licensing option that covers embedded fonts. Licensing fonts for exclusive use in Flash gives companies such as Award Solutions the most economical licensing choice." Embedding font data either directly within Flash files or in a software or hardware product assures that the original font will be displayed as intended, without the risk of the program or application defaulting to a system font. In addition to Flash files, Agfa Monotype offers various licensing options for embedded fonts in e-books, electronic publications, CD-ROMs, as well as Web technologies for both client-side and server-side editing. Information can be found at www.fonts.com/embedding. About Award Solutions, Inc. Award Solutions, Inc. provides training, consulting and development services to commercial and academic organizations looking for expertise in wireless and Internet technologies. The company is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. Additional information can be found at www.awardsolutions.com. About Agfa Monotype Corporation Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., Agfa Monotype Corporation specializes in fonts and font technologies for graphic professionals, developers and original equipment manufacturers. The company is also an innovator in color and screening technologies for OEM partners. Agfa Monotype is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agfa Corporation based in Ridgefield Park, N.J. and is part of Agfa's Graphic Systems business unit. Agfa Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, one of the world's leading imaging companies. Agfa develops, produces and markets analog and digital systems primarily for the graphic imaging, healthcare, non-destructive testing, micrographic, and consumer desktop and photography markets. Headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium, Agfa has 40 national sales organizations globally, with worldwide sales of 4.9 billion euros in 2001. Additional information about Agfa Monotype and its products can be found on the company's Web sites at www.agfamonotype.com and www.fonts.com.