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BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2000, inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS), a Wired World Company(TM), today announced the appointment of Jonathan Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Getty Images, Inc. (Nasdaq:GETY), to the Board of Directors.

Since its founding in March 1995, Klein has shaped Getty Images into the global leader in e-commerce delivery of high quality visual content, by any and every measure. Klein orchestrated the growth of the company both organically and through 25 acquisitions, took the company public on NASDAQ in July 1996, and developed a number of key strategic partnerships and relationships.

Ranked in the top 100 Internet companies by Inter@ctive Week magazine, and in the top 20 "Hottest Companies on the Web" by Business 2.0, Getty Images has been described as "a remarkable portrait of Web-change and business growth" by Fast Company.

"Jonathan Klein's track record of strategic vision and execution translates perfectly into's industry segment -- particularly the pioneering role Getty Images has played in the transition of traditional content to a Web-based format and in the consolidation of an industry to cement a leadership position," said Kevin Oakes, President and Chief Executive Officer, "We're delighted to add Jonathan's experience and strategic understanding to's Board of Directors."

" has established a leadership position in a segment that is literally exploding, and I'm happy to have this opportunity to contribute to their continued growth and development," noted Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images. "Like Getty Images and the visual content industry, e-Learning represents one of the most compelling vertical applications of Internet technology to a broad-based, traditional field. click2learn is perfectly positioned to capture the benefits of that growth and I am proud to be a part of it."

About, inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS), formerly known as Asymetrix Learning Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of full service e-Learning solutions to businesses, government, and educational institutions throughout the world. By developing a powerful and full-featured outsourced platform for e-Learning, and partnering with market-leading content publishers, provides customers with an Application Service Provider (ASP) model that gives organizations instant access to the e-Learning Network. Customers can access thousands of courses and use browser-based publishing and learning management tools through a custom-configured e-Learning site, or directly through the e-Learning portal.

In addition to an outsourced solution, is a leader in providing internal e-Learning implementations. The enterprise e-Learning initiatives include learning management products, spearheaded by the market-leading Ingenium total learning management solution, and e-Learning authoring software products -- featuring the acclaimed ToolBook II Instructor and Assistant authoring tools. Each solution is augmented by one of the industry's largest professional services groups, including award-winning custom content development, strategic consulting, and integration services. For more information on e-Learning solutions, call 800/448-6543 or 425/462-0501. is located on the World Wide Web at . The e-Learning portal is located at

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including information contained in this document where statements are preceded by, followed by or include the words "believes," "plans," "intends," "expects," "anticipates" or similar expressions. For such statements, The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements include market acceptance of internet based training and the learning portal, the ability to successfully implement virtual universities and strategic relationships with content providers and other web-based companies, the ability of those relationships to result in increased users and increased revenues and the risk factors set forth in filings The Company has made with the SEC., click2learn.publisher,, click2learn.manager, Ingenium, ToolBook II Instructor and ToolBook II Assistant are trademarks of, inc. All other company and/or product names are the property of their respective owners.
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