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CALENDRA & SIEMENS AG SIGN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Added: (Thu Nov 16 2000)

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- Leading providers of business-oriented directory management solutions Calendra, today announced the signing of a global marketing and technology partnership with Siemens, number one in the directories and meta directories market.

- The partnership will provide seamlessly intergrated software solutions enabling companies to implement business directory projects successfully.

- The partnership promises a global commitment to integrating support for their respective technologies at the R&D level and to marketing their respective business directory solutions.

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CALENDRA & SIEMENS AG
SIGN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Providing e-business directory solutions

16th November 2000
For immediate distribution
Calendra # 0002

Calendra, the leading provider of business-oriented directory management solutions, and Siemens, the number one in the directory and meta directory market and a major player in the e-commerce sector, have today announced the signing of a global marketing and technology partnership agreement.

The basis of this agreement, ensures that both companies can now provide seamlessly integrated software solutions, enabling their clientele to implement a business directory project using these three components:

*DirX, the fully compatible LDAPv3 and X.500 high-performance directory server,

*DirXmetahub, the world's leading meta directory, which uses meta agents to join other user directories in the company and form a single, universal directory

*Calendra Directory Manager, an application server that reduces directory development lead-time and significantly improves productivity.

The principle objective of the Calendra and Siemens AG's partnership is to enable large companies to implement their e-business directory projects successfully. This agreement extends the business capability of Siemens and Calendra to work together in large accounts and directory projects, such as the telecommunication sector using the DirX solution with Calendra Directory Manager. The agreement also includes a global commitment to integrating support for their respective technologies at the R&D level and to marketing their respective business directory solutions.

"E-business accelerates processes. Directories, especially Siemens' DirX solution, can store any business content with web access to the directory for every employee at the enterprise level. We also know that directories must be used and managed quickly and efficiently with flexible interfaces and application server. Calendra provides an application server with Advanced Content Directory Management which adds value to the rock solid DirX solution," added Peter Schnitter, President, Business Unit Meta Directories, Siemens AG.

"Siemens is a key e-business player and is also the leader in the meta directory market, substantiating the primary reason why we established this relationship with Siemens. Together we are now able to create a solution that can extend the power of its DirX Directory, using our application server. Our customers are extremely positive about our unique intuitive graphical user interface and powerful application server, Calendra Directory Manager, which supplies Advanced Directory Content Management. As a result of this partnership with Siemens, we can offer large corporations a global internet/intranet/extranet solution that combines the directory and application server to provide totally flexible business-orientated content management", added Brice Michel, Chairman of Calendra.

Siemens' DirX Meta Directory solutions combined with Calendra Directory Manager are the key business components in delivering complete enterprise-wide directory solutions.

About Siemens DirX
The Siemens DirX Directory and Meta Directory product suite is a comprehensive family of products supporting secure email and Internet commerce while creating a unified corporate directory. Management tools allow for the creation of an infinitely scalable, global Meta Directory to integrate diverse enterprise wide e-mail systems, directories, databases and legacy systems. The X.500/LDAP Directory solution includes both the server and the client, as well as an easy-to-use web access gateway.

About Siemens Information & Communication Networks Group
Generating approximately 40 percent of Siemens AG's total annual revenues of nearly $70 billion last year, Siemens Information and Communications is comprised of several groups whose synergy deliver one of the world's most comprehensive solutions for the converging technologies of information and communications. These global business units include Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Siemens Information and Communication Products, Siemens Business Services and Siemens Information and Broadband Solutions.

Siemens Information and Communication Networks is one of the world's leading suppliers of end-to-end solutions for voice, data and mobile networks. The company provides products, systems, solutions, servicing and support for setting up,
operating and maintaining complete corporate and carrier networks. It also offers ancillary services ranging from network planning and financial consulting through startup support and user training.

Further information can be found on the Internet at www.icn.siemens.com

About Calendra
Calendra is the first provider of business oriented directory solutions. Calendra Directory Manager, is the solution to manage business directory content effectively, with user-friendly graphical interface, business-specific orientation and global availability to end-users. Calendra Directory Manager can be used with any directory, any platform, any project, any interface. The company includes Fortune 2000 companies among its customers, which use Calendra's solutions to provide totally flexible access to enterprises' mission-critical applications, reduce development and maintenance costs, significantly improve productivity and speed up directory deployment time.

Calendra, involved in the Internet sector since 1997 and has pioneered both in e-Commerce Advanced Directory Content Management and in m-Commerce Mobile Directory. Calendra has its headquarters near Marseille, in the south of France, with offices in Paris, London and Munich.

For further information visit Calendra at http://www.calendra.com/en/index.htm

This news release (and illustration) is issued in accordance with Clause 1.2j of the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion and therefore cannot be subject to a transaction of any kind.

For further information, please contact:

UK PR Agency Contact:
Maria Hudson
Sam Hall
Insight Marketing Concepts
Tel: (+44) 1344 871 900
Fax: (+44) 1344 871 999
Email:mariah@insightgroup.co.uk
Email:samh@insightgroup.co.uk

Corporate Client Contact:
Christophe Zeilas
Calendra Corporate
Tel: (+33) 144 26 25 40
Fax: (+33) 144 26 25 41
Email:czeilas@calendra.com
Website:http://www.calendra.com

UK Client Contact
Arnaud Lagarde
Calendra UK Limited
Tel: (+44) 1932 796042
Fax: (+44) 1932 796802
Email: alagarde@calendra.com
Website:http://www.calendra.com

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