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Subject: Arbortext signs development agreement with SAP AG to extend XML capabilities of SAP Knowledge Warehouse

Arbortext Signs Development Agreement With SAP AG To Extend XML
Capabilities of SAP Knowledge Warehouse

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 16, 2003 -- Arbortext, a global provider of
XML-based multichannel software, today announced that it has signed a
Marketing Agreement with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to integrate Arbortext
software with SAP Knowledge Warehouse.  This agreement will extend the
XML capabilities of SAP Knowledge Warehouse through Arbortext software.
SAP customers will be able to use Arbortext’s Epic Editor with SAP
Knowledge Warehouse, version 6.0.

The agreement between Arbortext and SAP will provide SAP customers the
option of modifying XML content directly and the flexibility to publish
the content in a variety of formats.

"Arbortext provides tremendous XML-based technology," states Thomas
Madeya, director of educational product factory, SAP AG.  "As a result,
SAP relies on Arbortext's suite of software to support modeling,
editing, and publishing purposes. Their software is bundled with
superior services and training, providing us with a complete solution
which helps best serve our customers."

“SAP’s innovative application of XML-based information sets the standard
for their industry,” said John Ford, vice president of business
development for Arbortext. “It’s very gratifying to be working with an
industry leader, and we’re looking forward to serving the needs of SAP’s
impressive customer base as they use Epic to dynamically create,
customize and publish both training material and SAP documentation in a
number of languages.  Using Epic, SAP employees and customers can take
advantage of all the benefits that XML offers; reducing costs, improving
customer service, and reducing time to market of new and improved

Knowledge Warehouse version 6.0 is currently shipping and will include a
free trial of Arbortext’s Epic Editor software.  SAP customers can
upgrade to a perpetual license within the Epic Editor trial period with
no gaps in availability or functionality.

About Arbortext
Arbortext is a global provider of XML-based multichannel software that
enables the creation, editing and publishing of information to multiple
media types – Web, print, CD-ROM, wireless – from a single source of
content.  Shipping since 1991, Arbortext’s standards-based software
supports technical publishing, reference publishing and business
publishing applications that enable enterprises to provide more
accurate, cost-efficient, complete, timely, consistent and usable
information on all media. Arbortext’s software is installed at over 300
large multinational organizations. 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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SAP, mySAP and all other SAP product and service names mentioned herein
are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and several
other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

Contacts:	Beth Ambaruch, APR	David Stone
		Arbortext, Inc.		Ketchum
		+1 734.327.6014		+1 312.228.6967
		bea@arbortext.com		david.stone@ketchum.com

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