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ARTS PDF Acquires Leading PDF Print Software Company Lantana Research Software Corporation

Melbourne, Australia — August 18, 2003

ARTS PDF, the leading PDF specialist and division of BinaryThing, today announced that it has acquired print production tool leader Lantana Research Software Corporation and its range of award-winning software. The acquisition expands ARTS PDF’s publishing product range to include print production tools such as ARTS PDF Crackerjack and ARTS PDF ImageWorks and enhances its range of tools for form processing and management. In addition, ARTS PDF has announced the appointment of former Lantana head, Gary Armstrong, as its new Vice President of Sales.

“The acquisition supports ARTS PDF’s strategy of providing a complete set of products and services for all PDF users whether they be creative or business professionals,’ said Karl De Abrew, CEO, BinaryThing. ‘Incorporating the award-winning Lantana product line will enhance the ability of ARTS PDF’s customers to create, manage and print electronic documents on a wide variety of computer platforms and output devices.”

The new ARTS PDF products include the award-winning ARTS PDF Crackerjack, for PDF-based color print production; ARTS PDF ImageWorks, for editing images in Acrobat®; ARTS PDF Stratify, the first Acrobat® plug-in for creating and using layers; and ARTS PDF Variform Lite, a range of tools for variable data printing and data merging.

“Joining a growing team that shares our philosophy of working with our customers to extend what can be achieved with Adobe® Acrobat® and PDF is exciting,” said Gary Armstrong, new Vice President of Sales, ARTS PDF. “ARTS PDF will continue to offer Lantana customers the service and support they have come to expect and with the larger team we will be able to respond faster to the demand for new features and new products.”

The changes take effect immediately. To find out more about the acquisition visit the ARTS PDF Web site. Existing Lantana customers should contact ARTS PDF for ongoing technical support and product updates. To meet the new ARTS PDF team and see a demonstration of the product range visit the ARTS PDF booth at Seybold San Francisco on September 10-11.

Pricing and Availability

Leading PDF specialist and division of BinaryThing, ARTS PDF has been developing software and custom solutions focusing on Adobe® Acrobat® and PDF since 1997 and today has operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Over the period the team has been involved in a broad range of PDF-related technologies, including document encryption, collaboration, management, workflow and on-demand publishing.

About ARTS PDF

ARTS PDF has been developing software and custom solutions focusing on Adobe Acrobat and PDF since 1997 and today has operations spanning North America, Europe, and Australia. The advanced range of ARTS PDF tools extends the power of Adobe Acrobat, making it easier for businesses to publish PDF documents efficiently and consistently. The company’s software is used by thousands of business, technical, print production, and creative professionals.

ARTS PDF is a division of Debenu.

About Debenu

Debenu is one of the world’s leading PDF and document management software vendors and has developed popular software and custom solutions for Adobe Acrobat, PDF and other file formats. It has the goal of making working with documents much easier. Its products such as Debenu PDF Maximus, Quick PDF Library, Benubird PDF, Quick PDF Tools and the entire ARTS PDF range of products, are used by tens of thousands of companies worldwide.