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THE SOFTWARE TOOLWORKS CREATES NEW SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION ARRANGEMENTS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE MARKET

 NOVATO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Software Toolworks Inc. (NASDAQ: TWRX), a leading publisher of education, edutainment, and multimedia software, has created new marketing and distribution arrangements with Davidson & Associates Inc. and through Eduquest, an IBM (NYSE: IBM) company, to capitalize on the growth in the educational software market.
 Davidson & Associates Inc. is a leading educational software company that develops, publishes, manufactures and distributes high quality educational software products for home and school use. In its arrangement with Davidson & Associates, The Software Toolworks will create educational versions of several of its most popular products which Davidson will market and distribute to the education market. The products included in the agreement are "World Atlas," "U.S. Atlas," "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" and "Mario Is Missing."
 Eduquest is marketing a line of multimedia-ready computers to the K to 12 educational market through its own national sales force. As part of the marketing promotion for the new line, schools that purchase Eduquest's multimedia computers equipped with CD-ROM drives will be able to choose, among other products, multimedia versions of "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing," "The Software Toolworks Multimedia Encyclopedia" and "The San Diego Zoo Presents ... The Animals!" as part of the package.
 "Our company has strong distribution in the retail marketplace," said Bob Lloyd, president of The Software Toolworks. "However, these arrangements allow us to increase our sales in the educational channel with two very strong partners."
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 /CONTACT: Vincent Turzo of The Software Toolworks, 415-883-3000, ext. 568/
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