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Subject: Arbortext Generates 36% Growth in New Business in Q1 2004

Arbortext Generates 36% Growth in New Business in Q1 2004

Reports 11th Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue on Growing Demand for
Enterprise Publishing Software

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 6, 2004 – Arbortext, Inc., a leading provider of
Enterprise Publishing Software, today reported its 11th consecutive record
revenue quarter for the period ending March 31, 2004.

The company has seen strong demand for its products in key industries such
as life sciences, manufacturing, aerospace and publishing.  Companies in
these markets are tackling the challenges of regulatory compliance issues,
enterprise collaboration initiatives, customer service enhancements and
national security concerns.

In addition, the market demand for eliminating the tremendous costs of
creating and re-creating content for publishing is substantial.  “Many
companies today are just starting to realize that the amount of time and
money their employees waste while creating and re-purposing content may be
one of the biggest hidden costs they face,” said Joshua Duhl, Research
Director, Content Management at IDC.  “Arbortext’s Enterprise Publishing
Software addresses this significant business problem.”

“The growth we experienced during the first quarter was fueled by
customers around the world embracing the new Arbortext Enterprise
Publishing Software suite of products, now available with the recent
release of Arbortext 5,” said Raymond P. Schiavone, President and CEO at
Arbortext.  “We are continuing to build our direct sales force, drive
expansion programs into Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe, and
generate new sales channels.  The combination of each of these efforts,
along with our continued product leadership, means Arbortext is
well-positioned for continued success.”

First Quarter Highlights
·	Closed 11th consecutive quarter of record revenue
·	Reported double digit growth in every component of revenue, including
licenses, maintenance and services
·	Posted 36% growth in new business bookings globally, including
double-digit growth in each of North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
·	Realized 38% growth in the company’s sales pipeline
·	Began shipping Arbortext 5, its newest software that enables
organizations to create and publish large amounts of information to
multiple audiences, in multiple languages, and to multiple electronic and
hardcopy formats
·	Landed the company’s first ever order in China
·	Won significant orders from numerous key customers, including Toyota,
McDougal Littell, Nortel Networks, Australian Department of Defense,
Croner Publications, Guidant, AstraZeneca, Jane’s Information Group,
Sikorsky Aircraft, US Government Printing Office, Hewlett-Packard,
PeopleSoft, State of Idaho, Bechtel, Motorola, Grolier, Hampton
University, Toro Company, and Pharmaceutical Press.
·	Received KM World’s “Top 100” for 2nd consecutive year

About Arbortext
Arbortext is a leading provider of Enterprise Publishing Software that
enables organizations to create and automatically publish large amounts of
information, such as technical manuals, pharmaceutical product
information, legal information and software documentation.  Enterprises
around the world use our software to publish in multiple languages to
multiple audiences in multiple hardcopy and electronic output formats.
Arbortext’s software is installed at over 1,400 organizations worldwide.

Current customers include American Express Financial Services, Audi,
Boeing, Bombardier, British Aerospace, Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler,
Ericsson Telecom, Ford, General Electric, GM, IBM, International Thomson
Publishing, Lucent, Nokia, Nortel Networks, PeopleSoft, Pfizer, Ricoh, Sun
Microsystems, Toyota, United Airlines, Volkswagen and Volvo. 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

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

		Press room:  http://www.arbortext.com/html/press_room.html

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