ACDSee(TM) 3.1 Hits Retail Shelves at Electronics Boutique

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from ACD Systems International Inc.

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/
 -- ACD Systems International Inc. (Toronto: ASA), the digital imaging company,
 today announced that its popular ACDSee(TM) 3.1 image management software will
 be available at more than 500 Electronics Boutique retail outlets in the
 United States starting the latter part of this month. ACDSee 3.1 also will be
 available through the retailer's online store, http://www.ebgames.com.
     "Electronics Boutique sees ACDSee 3.1 as a brand leader and an easy
 solution for all digital photography needs," said Brett Eiseman of Electronics
 Boutique. "In order to offer a complete digital imaging package, we required a
 world-class and user-friendly software for image viewing, managing and
 sharing. ACDSee meets the needs of a broad range of consumers."
     President and CEO Doug Vandekerkhove of ACD Systems commented, 'We are
 very excited about our retail initiative with Electronic Boutique, They are a
 recognized retail leader with a comprehensive North American network of stores
 and a strong online presence. Partnerships with major retailers like
 Electronics Boutique are a natural extension to our Internet and OEM
 distribution strategy of capitalizing on consumer preferences in the digital
 age through PC image viewing, digital camera sales, and the overall scanner
 and printer markets, We believe this retail relationship will boost the retail
 launch of our flagship product, ACDSee 3.1, by giving it the profile and
 presence the world's most popular digital image management software deserves."
     ACDSee 3.1 and other applications from ACD Systems are available at retail
 stores throughout continental Europe and Asia. The products are also sold over
 the Company's web store at http://www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
 
     About Electronics Boutique
     Electronics Boutique is among the world's largest specialty retailers
 dedicated exclusively to video game hardware and software, PC entertainment,
 PC productivity and educational software and accessories. The company operates
 746 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and
 South Korea -- primarily under the names Electronics Boutique, ES GameWorld,
 EBKids and Stop'N Save Software. The company operates an e-commerce Web site
 at http://www.ebgames.com. Additional information is available at
 http://www.ebholdings.com.
 
     About ACD Systems International Inc.
     Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International
 Inc. (Toronto: ASA), one of the world's leading digital image management
 companies, develops, markets and sells digital image management software. The
 Company has a history of triple-digit revenue growth, year on year, and has
 penetrated the global market place through progressive Internet distribution
 and strategic partnerships. ACID has an estimated 18,000,000 user-base in over
 125 countries and over 17,000 corporate customers, which includes many Fortune
 500 companies. For further details, please visit our corporate web site at
 http://www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
 
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 REVIEWED THIS NEWS RELEASE AND THEY NEITHER APPROVE NOR DISAPPROVE OF THE
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    VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/
 -- ACD Systems International Inc. (Toronto: ASA), the digital imaging company,
 today announced that its popular ACDSee(TM) 3.1 image management software will
 be available at more than 500 Electronics Boutique retail outlets in the
 United States starting the latter part of this month. ACDSee 3.1 also will be
 available through the retailer's online store, http://www.ebgames.com.
     "Electronics Boutique sees ACDSee 3.1 as a brand leader and an easy
 solution for all digital photography needs," said Brett Eiseman of Electronics
 Boutique. "In order to offer a complete digital imaging package, we required a
 world-class and user-friendly software for image viewing, managing and
 sharing. ACDSee meets the needs of a broad range of consumers."
     President and CEO Doug Vandekerkhove of ACD Systems commented, 'We are
 very excited about our retail initiative with Electronic Boutique, They are a
 recognized retail leader with a comprehensive North American network of stores
 and a strong online presence. Partnerships with major retailers like
 Electronics Boutique are a natural extension to our Internet and OEM
 distribution strategy of capitalizing on consumer preferences in the digital
 age through PC image viewing, digital camera sales, and the overall scanner
 and printer markets, We believe this retail relationship will boost the retail
 launch of our flagship product, ACDSee 3.1, by giving it the profile and
 presence the world's most popular digital image management software deserves."
     ACDSee 3.1 and other applications from ACD Systems are available at retail
 stores throughout continental Europe and Asia. The products are also sold over
 the Company's web store at http://www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
 
     About Electronics Boutique
     Electronics Boutique is among the world's largest specialty retailers
 dedicated exclusively to video game hardware and software, PC entertainment,
 PC productivity and educational software and accessories. The company operates
 746 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and
 South Korea -- primarily under the names Electronics Boutique, ES GameWorld,
 EBKids and Stop'N Save Software. The company operates an e-commerce Web site
 at http://www.ebgames.com. Additional information is available at
 http://www.ebholdings.com.
 
     About ACD Systems International Inc.
     Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International
 Inc. (Toronto: ASA), one of the world's leading digital image management
 companies, develops, markets and sells digital image management software. The
 Company has a history of triple-digit revenue growth, year on year, and has
 penetrated the global market place through progressive Internet distribution
 and strategic partnerships. ACID has an estimated 18,000,000 user-base in over
 125 countries and over 17,000 corporate customers, which includes many Fortune
 500 companies. For further details, please visit our corporate web site at
 http://www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
 
     NEITHER THE TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE NOR ANY OTHER REGULATORY BODIES HAVE
 REVIEWED THIS NEWS RELEASE AND THEY NEITHER APPROVE NOR DISAPPROVE OF THE
 CONTENTS OF THIS NEWS RELEASE.
 
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