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TRIAD ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF loadSTAR SYSTEMS

 TRIAD ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF loadSTAR SYSTEMS
 LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Triad Systems Corp


(NASDAQ: TRSC) today announced the acquisition of loadSTAR Systems for an undisclosed amount. loadSTAR has been a leading supplier of computers to the automotive aftermarket since 1980, with approximately 1,000 customers nationwide.
 "The acquisition expands Triad's automotive customer base to 7,000 customers," said Triad Automotive Division Vice President and General Manager Shane Gorman. "At the same time, it provides us with the opportunity to integrate our TelePricing and Electronic Catalog database products with existing loadSTAR systems.
 "Our Electronic Catalog and its derivative products currently serve nearly 20,000 automotive counter positions nationally, and we now have the opportunity to increase that total."
 Dan Lepore, loadSTAR president, added that the acquisition enables loadSTAR customers to subscribe to Triad's growing line of Electronic Catalog products, "recognized as the premium, most comprehensive database in the automotive industry. We're excited about offering these products to our customers and expect them to benefit significantly from their availability."
 Gorman added that loadSTAR, which had sales of about $3.5 million last year, will operate as a wholly owned Triad subsidiary and remain headquartered in Newton, N.J.
 Winner of the 1991 Total Quality Award from the Information Technology Association of America, Triad is a leading provider of business and information management solutions for the automotive parts aftermarket, retail hardgoods outlets and dental practices. Utilizing Triad's unique databases, the Information Services organization is the company's fastest growing unit. Triad's turnkey computer systems are supported by a nationwide customer services operation and lease financing.
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 /CONTACT: Tim Mehren of Triad Systems Corp., 510-449-0606/
 (TRSC) CO: Triad Systems Corp. ST: California IN: CPR AUT SU: TNM


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