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Metrowerks Signs Exclusive License for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe on Mac OS.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 1997--Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ:MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world's leading providers of software development tools, has entered into an agreement with Microsoft(R) Corporation whereby Metrowerks will become the exclusive licensee for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe(TM) 5.0 on the Macintosh(R), an enhanced version control and configuration management system for software development.

"We are pleased to become the exclusive licensee of Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 for Mac OS," said Jean Belanger, chairman and chief executive officer of Metrowerks. "Metrowerks hopes to make MW CodeManager the standard for version control on the Macintosh as we have made Metrowerks CodeWarrior the standard for programming tools on the Macintosh."

Metrowerks CodeManager 3 is currently available direct from Metrowerks authorized distributors for a suggested price of US$399. For a limited time, current users of Microsoft Visual SourceSafe for Macintosh can purchase MW CodeManager for a special suggested price of US$299. Academic pricing for MW CodeManager is also available at a suggested price of $119. Registered users receive two free updates and technical support from Metrowerks.

About Metrowerks

Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line of computer language products for building Mac(TM)OS, Windows(R)95, Windows NT(TM), MagicCap(TM), BeOS(TM), PalmOS(TM), PlayStation(TM) OS and PowerTV(TM) applications. Metrowerks' CodeWarrior products have become the industry standard for professional Mac-hosted software development with more than 50,000 registered users in 70 countries.

Additional information on Metrowerks and its products can be obtained in the U.S. by sending e-mail to, by calling 800/377-5416, or via the Internet at . -0-

Note to Editors: Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered trademarks of Metrowerks Inc. Visual SourceSafe, Windows, Windows NT and Windows 95 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other companies and products may be trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby recognized.

Statements in this press release regarding MW CodeManager are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including successful and timely development of MW CodeManager and customer acceptance of the product.

CONTACT: Metrowerks Inc., Austin, Texas

Cynthia Fray, 512/873-4758 (Media Relations)

Jim Welch, 512/873-4777 (CFO)
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