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Subject: OASIS Member News: Arbortext Appoints Vice President CorporateDevelopment

Arbortext Appoints Griff Burgh as Vice President, Corporate Development

Newly created position strengthens focus on e-business infrastructure

ANN ARBOR, Mich., January 16, 2001 -- Arbortext, Inc., a leading provider of
XML-based enterprise content integration software and business-to-business
e-commerce solutions, today announced the appointment of Griff Burgh to the
position of vice president, corporate development.  Burgh, who joins
Arbortext from Saqqara Systems Inc., assumes his new position immediately
and is based in Arbortext’s world headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In this newly created role for Arbortext, Burgh will be responsible for
business development, strategic partnerships and product marketing.  He will
focus on product development and partner recruitment that complement the
company’s cutting-edge technology, successful product lines, and
well-respected professional services group.  Burgh will recruit additional
high-energy professionals to join the existing talented Arbortext teams in
the Ann Arbor, San Jose, Boston, London, Paris and Munich offices.

“We are fortunate to have Griff Burgh join the Arbortext team,” said Jim
Sterken, president of Arbortext.  “His experience with software companies
that provide technology infrastructure for e-business enablement, most
recently at Saqqara Systems, make him well qualified to lead our corporate
development team.”

“Companies that look at their information from a strategic perspective have
long chosen Arbortext as the cornerstone of their competitive advantage,”
said Mr. Burgh.  “We have a remarkable opportunity to leverage Arbortext’s
tremendous experience in the aggregation and distribution of complex service
and reference information in order to help suppliers create, personalize and
deliver better product catalog content to achieve higher revenues and a
sustainable competitive advantage.  I’m ready to help Arbortext grasp that

About Arbortext
Renowned as one of the original creators of XML, Arbortext is a leading
global provider of XML-based enterprise content integration software and
business-to-business e-commerce solutions.  Shipping since 1991, Arbortext’s
standards-based software enables enterprises to provide more personalized
dynamic and easily searchable content for e-publishing, e-commerce and B2B
net marketplaces. Arbortext’s software is currently deployed at over 300 of
the Global 2000 companies, including AT&T, Audi, Boeing, British Aerospace,
Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson Telecom, Ford, GM, IBM, Lucent,
Nokia, Qantas, Ricoh, Sun Microsystems, International Thomson Publishing,
United Airlines, Volkswagen, Volvo and West Group. Arbortext is a founding
member and active participant in the XML Activity of the World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C). Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Arbortext has
offices around the world.  For more information please visit
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Contact: 	Kevin Astle					PG Bartlett
	  	Text 100					Arbortext, Inc.
	  	+1 617.399.4902				+1 734.327.6819
	 	kevina@text100.com			pgb@arbortext.com

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