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NCR Chooses Xceed to Build Its Enterprise Intranet Portal.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 1999--

Xceed Inc., (NASDAQ:XCED), an interactive architect and solutions builder, today announced that it has been selected by NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) to build NCR's enterprise intranet portal for its 33,100 employees located around the world.

Xceed's expertise in intranets and enterprise portals will help NCR accomplish its goal in improving coordination and productivity across its lines of business, reinforcing the NCR brand and gaining the best ROI for its Intranet.

An enterprise portal solution will better enable NCR to accomplish its mission - to lead the transaction industry with innovative relationship solutions. The new Intranet will also provide personalized and customized content, further demonstrating NCR's commitment to its branding - Transforming Transactions into Relationships in this case with its employees, by providing them with a superior work tool.

Xceed's services for NCR include a comprehensive content, technology and management strategy, as well as site and application development, training, and strategic counsel.

NCR's new Intranet portal will enable the company to provide one-to-one service that's electronically, not geographically based; connect NCR's customers with the organization at all interaction points; leverage NCR's more than 115 years of experience to build valued relationships; capture information for employees to create continuous learning; integrate and enhance NCR's corporate branding; and, ultimately, increase bottom line results.

NCR selected Xceed because of its expertise in building enterprise Intranet portals designed to enhance the workflow of employees. Xceed's portal approach delivers highly personalized intelligent access to the relevant information and tools employees need via an intuitive, consistent interface.

"Our Intranet Development Practice is a critical area of our full-service integrated capabilities," said Scott Mednick, chairman and chief strategic officer of Xceed, Inc. "Companies recognize that Intranets are a pervasive part of the web business landscape and we are committed to offering the very best services and tools for their growth."

"The Xceed Intranet Practice is very pleased to have been chosen by NCR to develop their new corporate Intranet portal," said Michael Rudnick, senior vice president, Xceed Intranet Division. "Projects like these, in conjunction with our powerful new Intranet measurement tool, which provides the only source of comparative information on all aspects of an Intranet, certainly helps position Xceed at the forefront of this important and growing market.

"We are looking to Xceed to help us achieve our business objectives and look forward to working very closely together in the months ahead," said Steve Edwards, director, Internal & Interactive Communications, NCR Corporation. "We view the Intranet as a vital communications and productivity tool as we evolve our business into a worldwide relationship solutions organization."

About Xceed Inc.

Xceed (www.xceed.com) helps companies develop e-commerce and e-business solutions, improving people and business performance through communication tools, techniques, and technologies. With over 400 professionals, Xceed is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Atlanta and Riyadh.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is in the business of transforming transactions into relationships. NCR is a recognized world leader in data warehousing solutions, ATMs, point-of-sale systems, high performance scanners, and support services for retail, financial, telecommunications, airline and insurance markets. NCR's business solutions are built on the foundation of the company's long-established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and world-leading hardware technology. More information about NCR and its products may be found on the World Wide Web at www.ncr.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including timely development and upgrades to existing products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In particular, the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC in 1999 for the year ended August 31, 1999 should be referenced.
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