Mariner Software and nPine Form Strategic Marketing Agreement

Minneapolis, MN – December 17, 2002 -Mariner Software, an award-winning office productivity software developer for the Macintosh, and nPine, the premiere digital contents and solutions developer, today announced they have entered a strategic co-marketing and reselling agreement.

Mariner and nPine are exploring channel opportunities, as well as global implementation of co-marketing initiatives to be effective shortly. The companies will also explore product integration within each of the company’s flagship products, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc and, MathMagic, respectively.

Both companies have positioned themselves as leaders in their markets and industry. nPine’s MathMagic focuses on high-end desktop publishing and educational markets that require complex mathematical editing. Mariner Software’s Mariner Calc is a powerful, yet streamlined spreadsheet application for the Mac OS and is designed for the analysis, simulation and forecasting of numerical data, particularly in the consumer, educational and corporate environments. Mariner Write is the company’s industry-recognized word processing tool for the Macintosh.

“We have strategically aligned ourselves with leading edge, proactive developers,” commented Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “nPine provides one of the more popular solutions in the complex mathematical editing world with MathMagic. Mariner Calc and Mariner Write, which have been around for nearly a decade, have a passionate following both in the United States as well as internationally. Ultimately our two companies are providing a complete and total solution for mathematical computation and analysis to our existing and future customers.”

“Based on our own specialties in each market,” said Chang Lee, CTO of nPine, Inc., “we hope to extend our user base to more horizontal market on Mac OS X because many users were looking for a native equation editor on OS X platform.”

Global co-marketing initiatives and specialized bundles will be introduced this month.

ABOUT nPINE:
nPine, Inc., based in Seoul, Korea, is the leader in digital contents and solutions development. Further information about nPine is available on the web at www.npine.com. nPine’s award-winning software product,
MathMagic, is used by thousands of publishing companies, universities, government institutions, and other organizations worldwide in more than 35 countries. For more information, please visit www.mathmagic.com.

About Mariner Software
Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, and Mariner Paperless, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the Mariner Software web site at https://marinersoftware.com.

Mariner Write, Mariner, WinJournal, Montage and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. StoryMill, Contour, and Mariner Paperless are pending registration. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information contact:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.
press@marinersoftware.com

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