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Corel Launches Corel WordPerfect Suite for DOS.

OTTAWA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 1997--Corel Corporation (TSE:COS; NASDAQ:COSFF) has begun shipping its much anticipated Corel WordPerfect Suite for DOS.

The new suite allows users to work efficiently and stay productive using time-saving tools and features included in the suite's advanced versions of Corel WordPerfect, Corel Quattro Pro and Corel Presentations. From simple file management to complex document creation, this package is an excellent office suite solution for the DOS environment.

"Corel has had an ongoing commitment to DOS users, and Corel WordPerfect Suite for DOS is the first and only suite for DOS users," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "Our new DOS suite is based on proven technology, and adds a full complement of productivity tools and accessories to help DOS users work quickly and easily with incomparably professional results."

The suite will include both diskettes and a CD-ROM. The diskettes will offer a basic suite installation and the CD-ROM will offer additional features including WordPerfect 6.2 for Windows 3.1, 200 photos, 125 fonts and 10,000 clipart images. With the inclusion of the CD-ROM, the package provides a smooth transition for DOS users who are contemplating moving to a Windows environment.

The Core applications included in Corel WordPerfect Suite for DOS are:

Corel WordPerfect 6.2: The new version of the world's best-selling word-processing software. Its multiple interfaces make it easy to create essentially any type of document. Other features include QuickCorrect, Make it Fit, and a graphical interface.

Corel Quattro Pro 5.6: This powerful, DOS-based spreadsheet contains chart styles, slide show capabilities and formatting tools to make creating, editing and printing spreadsheets fast and effortless.

Corel Presentations 2.1: This presentation graphics program enables users to create state-of-the-art, attention-getting slide shows. Use Corel Presentations' colorful charts, bitmaps, exciting soundtracks, and seamless transitions to make on-screen slide shows, traditional slides or overhead transparencies.

Corel WordPerfect Suite for DOS also offers the following features:

Corel Shell 4.0c for DOS: A program integrator which allows users to create menus of programs and commands. With a single-key or single-click launch users can switch between active programs so they don't have to close one before opening another.

Corel Editor 3.1 for DOS: An adaptable text editor for creating and editing text and program files (can also be used to edit Corel WordPerfect macros).

Stairway Software's ScreenExtender(TM) Special Edition and MergeMaster: Two essential add-ons for Corel WordPerfect users. ScreenExtender(TM) combines DOS speed and readability with WYSIWYG power. MergeMaster can effortlessly translate database files into perfectly formatted Corel WordPerfect merge files.

Corel WordPerfect Suite for DOS value-added Applications: Include powerful programs to quickly convert files, launch programs, write personal printer drivers and more.

1,000 fonts are also included: 850 more than Corel WordPerfect Suite 7.

Pricing, Availability and System Requirements

Corel WordPerfect Suite for DOS requires a 386 processor or faster, 520KB RAM (480KB minimum), DOS 3.1 or higher, 45MB hard disk space (20MB for minimum installation), EGA, VGA or monochrome monitor, and a 3.5" HD floppy disk drive or CD-ROM drive (complete installation requires CD-ROM). The suite will retail for $495 US, with an upgrade price of $149 US. The WordPerfect Suite for DOS is only available in North America.

Corel Corporation

Incorporated in 1985, Corel Corporation is recognized internationally as an award-winning developer and marketer of productivity applications, graphics and multimedia software. Corel's product line includes CorelDRAW , the Corel WordPerfect Suite, Corel Office Professional, CorelVIDEO and over 30 multimedia software titles. Corel's products run on most operating systems, including: Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, MS-DOS and OS/2 and are consistently rated among the strongest in the industry. The company ships its products in over 17 languages through a network of more than 160 distributors in 70 countries worldwide. Corel is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol - COS) and the NASDAQ National Market System (symbol - COSFF). For more information visit Corel's home page on the Internet at .

Corel and WordPerfect are registered trademarks and Corel PrintHouse, CorelDRAW, CorelVIDEO, and CorelCAD are trademarks of Corel Corporation or Corel Corporation Limited. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Corel Corporation

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