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Samsung SDS and Sybase Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement Aiming for Global Software Market.

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SEOUL, South Korea & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2001

Sybase to Integrate major modules from SDS ACUBE in its Sybase EP

Samsung SDS to bundle Sybase's Sybase EP in its ACUBE

Samsung SDS, the $1B Korean IT software and services company and Sybase, a global leader in database and enterprise software announced during a meeting at the New York Stock Exchange today that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement to join in global marketing through cross bundling their products.

With the strategic partnership agreement, Sybase will integrate the Communications and Community modules of the Samsung SDS ACUBE Enterprise Knowledge Portal solution into Sybase EP, an enterprise portal solution. The Community module will provide the opportunity to create groups and communities for collaboration and information sharing use. The Communications module provides a secure messaging backbone solution.

The agreement also calls for Samsung SDS to add the Sybase EA Server, a scalable, and secure application server for e-portal and Internet solutions, in marketing its ACUBE Enterprise Knowledge Portal solution. The partnership is expected to greatly benefit both companies and their customers, as it capitalizes on Samsung SDS' strengths in application software and Sybase's strengths in software infrastructure.

The partnership will also aid Samsung SDS in the global marketing with Sybase for its other core business software offerings. These include Bizentro, an ERP solution for small and medium sized enterprises and RECUBE, an intelligent database query and reporting tool. Additional products also include WiseVIEW, a multi-purpose file and image viewer and converter and KWave, an enterprise knowledge management system.

"The combination of Sybase's integration infrastructure with Samsung SDS' application modules offers customers a broader range of world-class prepackaged software solutions. These include enterprise resource planning, knowledge management, partnership relationship management, workflow, communications and collaboration through enhanced worldwide distribution channels," said Billy Ho, senior vice president and general manager, e-Business Division, for Sybase. "In addition, this partnership will allow our joint customers to implement mission critical e-Business solutions more quickly and reduce their time-to-market and overall operating costs."

Un-Sik Kang, vice president, e-Solution Division Samsung SDS, stressed, "We need to expand our overseas operations for our solutions in order to strengthen our competitiveness in the global market." and added, "We look forward to building upon this relationship and working closely with Sybase to develop additional business opportunities and expand our cooperation in the global marketing with Sybase in the future."

About Samsung SDS Korea

Samsung SDS Korea, led by CEO Mr. Hong Ki Kim, delivers packaged solutions, professional services, global marketing and Internet-focused services and solutions. The company is the leading systems integration, systems management and E-business company in Korea, employing 6,500 people worldwide and generating $1 billion (US) in revenues. It has been ranked 38th in Software 500, a survey of software companies around the world by a globally recognized software magazine. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.sds.samsung.com.

About Sybase, Inc.

Sybase (NYSE: SY) provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel e-Business and enable access to information anytime, anyplace. With its industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and wireless, business intelligence and vertical-market solutions, Sybase is one of the largest global independent software companies in the world. For more information, visit www.sybase.com.
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