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PureWorks, Inc. Makes International Acquisition of Kaede Graphics & Design.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2001

PureWorks, Inc., developers of, a leading provider of Internet-based environmental, health and safety training solutions, today announced that it has acquired Kaede Graphics & Design, a Westbank, British Columbia-based computer graphics design firm.

"Kaede is a highly skilled group of Internet graphic designers that brings huge value our company," says PureWorks Chief Financial Officer Chris Carnahan. "This acquisition truly positions PureWorks to be a forerunner in the development of revolutionary e-learning materials; Kaede greatly strengthens our core competencies in delivering the highest quality courses. This acquisition is accretive in every possible way: it creates value for our product offering, for our customers and for our shareholders."

"We are thrilled to be joining such a high-energy, focused team as PureWorks, " says Jareb Pouce-Coupe, Creative Director and Assistant Vice President of Operations for the newly-acquired Kaede Graphics & Design.

Kaede Graphics & Design has been working with PureWorks since the inception of the PureSafety web-based training solution in 1999, playing an instrumental role in the concept, design and full-scale production of the PureSafety learning management system.

Kaede specializes in two-dimensional and three-dimensional animation and graphics; interface layout and design, and technical design. The firm has been in operation since July 1999 in the region of British Columbia widely referred to as the "silicon vineyard," for its mixture of technology and Internet companies and fruit orchards.

PureWorks, Inc. Nashville, Tenn., developers of PureSafety, is a leading provider of Internet-based environmental, health and safety training solutions. Using the Internet, PureSafety clients train and test their workforce in safe workplace practices, and track their organization's training progress. This allows training and risk management professionals to administer their organization's safety awareness programs at any time, from anywhere in the world, saving significant time and money. PureSafety offers course creation and a full library of safety-related courses in conjunction with the PureSafety learning management system. For more information, call 888/202-3016 or visit
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