Blue Zone Chief Operating Officer to Depart

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Blue Zone, Inc.

    VANCOUVER, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - Catherine Warren, Chief Operating
 Officer of Blue Zone, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLZN) today announced her decision to
 leave the company.
     "Now seems like a very good time to move on," said Ms. Warren, a 16-year
 veteran in mass media/new media. "Blue Zone has achieved a number of amazing
 milestones in the past couple of years and is now well positioned to take
 advantage of the exceptional promise of convergence." She added: "I have been
 fortunate to work with our outstanding team, visionary clients and pioneering
 partners in this emerging sector. Fortunately, it is the nature of convergence
 that our paths will continue to cross."
     Ms. Warren will stay on as COO until May to ensure an orderly transition.
 Thereafter, she will continue to contribute to Blue Zone as an executive
 advisor.
     Ms. Warren has worked in various capacities over the past decade with
 Blue Zone, a world leader in uniting mass media and new media. She initiated
 the company's relationship with BCTel (now Telus) for early convergence
 trials, developed the interactive business plan for Canada's leading regional
 news station BCTV and created the international strategic revenue plan for
 KCTS, one of the top-five US Public Broadcasting Networks.
     She joined the executive team as Chief Operating Officer in 1999 and was
 instrumental in Blue Zone's evolution from a private business to a publicly
 traded company. As a key architect of the company's growth and strategy, Ms.
 Warren led the business transition from services to software, attracted a team
 of international talent and garnered significant media attention for Blue Zone
 and its clients.
     Blue Zone's Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge that teams under
 Catherine's leadership have built world-class software, struck significant
 partnership agreements with multinational firms and launched the first 24-hour
 interactive news service for CTV, Canada's premier network.
     In addition to Ms. Warren's track record at Blue Zone, she has extensive
 international business experience overseeing new media/mass media ventures in
 the US, Western Europe and Canada. Fifty industry experts selected her as one
 of the top five pioneers for the Canadian Women in New Media Awards.
 Chatelaine, the nation's number one woman's magazine, featured her in their
 millennium cover story: "Heroines: 15 to watch". A board member of the Women's
 Television Network Foundation and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, and a
 past director of the Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering Science &
 Technology, Ms. Warren contributes to new media innovation through building
 strategic alliances, advancing policy initiatives and public speaking
 engagements.
 
     About Blue Zone
     Blue Zone makes you interactive. Advancing broadcasters and
 telecommunications companies for more than ten years, Blue Zone is a global
 leader in interactive solutions. The company's MediaBZ(TM) software is the
 world's first convergence product that enables broadcasters to create, manage
 and cross-publish interactive content to multiple platforms from a Web-based
 interface. Blue Zone's clients - including Canada's number one news
 organization CTV - use customized MediaBZ software to unite and enhance TV,
 Web, radio and print content, together with interactive advertising and e-
 commerce. With MediaBZ, broadcasters simultaneously publish to television,
 interactive televisions with set-top boxes, the Web, handheld digital devices,
 cell phones and other WAP-enabled devices. Blue Zone has applied for patents
 for the MediaBZ suite of products. Convergence is here.(TM) www.bluezone.net.
 
     The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe
 harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this
 press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other
 written statements made or to be made by the company) contains statements that
 are forward-looking, such as statements relating to anticipated future
 revenues of the company and success of current product offerings. Such forward-
 looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could
 significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such
 results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking
 statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a description of
 additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company's filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Blue Zone, Inc.
    VANCOUVER, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - Catherine Warren, Chief Operating
 Officer of Blue Zone, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLZN) today announced her decision to
 leave the company.
     "Now seems like a very good time to move on," said Ms. Warren, a 16-year
 veteran in mass media/new media. "Blue Zone has achieved a number of amazing
 milestones in the past couple of years and is now well positioned to take
 advantage of the exceptional promise of convergence." She added: "I have been
 fortunate to work with our outstanding team, visionary clients and pioneering
 partners in this emerging sector. Fortunately, it is the nature of convergence
 that our paths will continue to cross."
     Ms. Warren will stay on as COO until May to ensure an orderly transition.
 Thereafter, she will continue to contribute to Blue Zone as an executive
 advisor.
     Ms. Warren has worked in various capacities over the past decade with
 Blue Zone, a world leader in uniting mass media and new media. She initiated
 the company's relationship with BCTel (now Telus) for early convergence
 trials, developed the interactive business plan for Canada's leading regional
 news station BCTV and created the international strategic revenue plan for
 KCTS, one of the top-five US Public Broadcasting Networks.
     She joined the executive team as Chief Operating Officer in 1999 and was
 instrumental in Blue Zone's evolution from a private business to a publicly
 traded company. As a key architect of the company's growth and strategy, Ms.
 Warren led the business transition from services to software, attracted a team
 of international talent and garnered significant media attention for Blue Zone
 and its clients.
     Blue Zone's Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge that teams under
 Catherine's leadership have built world-class software, struck significant
 partnership agreements with multinational firms and launched the first 24-hour
 interactive news service for CTV, Canada's premier network.
     In addition to Ms. Warren's track record at Blue Zone, she has extensive
 international business experience overseeing new media/mass media ventures in
 the US, Western Europe and Canada. Fifty industry experts selected her as one
 of the top five pioneers for the Canadian Women in New Media Awards.
 Chatelaine, the nation's number one woman's magazine, featured her in their
 millennium cover story: "Heroines: 15 to watch". A board member of the Women's
 Television Network Foundation and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, and a
 past director of the Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering Science &
 Technology, Ms. Warren contributes to new media innovation through building
 strategic alliances, advancing policy initiatives and public speaking
 engagements.
 
     About Blue Zone
     Blue Zone makes you interactive. Advancing broadcasters and
 telecommunications companies for more than ten years, Blue Zone is a global
 leader in interactive solutions. The company's MediaBZ(TM) software is the
 world's first convergence product that enables broadcasters to create, manage
 and cross-publish interactive content to multiple platforms from a Web-based
 interface. Blue Zone's clients - including Canada's number one news
 organization CTV - use customized MediaBZ software to unite and enhance TV,
 Web, radio and print content, together with interactive advertising and e-
 commerce. With MediaBZ, broadcasters simultaneously publish to television,
 interactive televisions with set-top boxes, the Web, handheld digital devices,
 cell phones and other WAP-enabled devices. Blue Zone has applied for patents
 for the MediaBZ suite of products. Convergence is here.(TM) www.bluezone.net.
 
     The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe
 harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this
 press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other
 written statements made or to be made by the company) contains statements that
 are forward-looking, such as statements relating to anticipated future
 revenues of the company and success of current product offerings. Such forward-
 looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could
 significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such
 results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking
 statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a description of
 additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company's filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE Blue Zone, Inc.