Reef Becomes Member of BEA's Star Partner Program

Membership Aligns Reef With Proven Market Leader; Enables Reef and Its

Solutions Partners to Generate Business and Increase Profit



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Reef

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reef(R) (www.Reef.com), a leading
 global provider of Internet software applications for the management of
 e-business, today announced that it has become a member of
 BEA Systems' (Nasdaq: BEAS) newly launched Star Partner Program.  As a result,
 Reef and BEA will be able to better target and service customers around the
 world, who will benefit from the combination of Reef's InternetWare(R)
 integrated suite of Java-based e-business applications and BEA's WebLogic
 Application Server(TM).
     BEA Systems is regarded as one of the world's leading e-business
 infrastructure software companies.  Widely adopted by leading corporations in
 all major industries, including financial services, telecommunications,
 transportation and retail, BEA WebLogic Server offers a comprehensive platform
 for the most demanding customer-driven internet applications.  By coupling
 Reef's InternetWare with the BEA WebLogic Server, Reef's customers and
 solutions partners will be able to benefit from the exceptional stability,
 performance and scalability offered by BEA WebLogic Server, and quickly design
 and deploy internet-based e-business applications that provide comprehensive
 -- and above all, dynamic -- content management, community, coordination and
 commerce functionality."
     Reef's core philosophy is to provide our customers with great Java
 technology based on the latest open standards so that they, in turn, can
 create modern, high-performance and flexible solutions to their e-business
 challenges," said Cecile Feront, Reef's vice president of business development
 and co-founder.  "WebLogic Server 6.0 is an advanced Java application server
 for building, running, and future-proofing high-volume, mission-critical
 e-business applications -- so it's a natural complement to Reef InternetWare.
 We look forward to partnering with BEA Systems around the world to offer
 customers this exceptional combination of technologies."
     "Our partner initiatives are a critical component of BEA's strategy to
 ensure that our customers are given the range of choices, consultation and
 pre-sales and post-sales support they need to stay ahead of their
 competition," said Olivier Huck, international vice president of channels and
 alliances for BEA.  "We are pleased to welcome Reef and its leading Java-based
 InternetWare suite of e-business internet applications to BEA's Star Partner
 Program, and look forward to seeing our mutual customers benefit from the
 efficiencies and innovations offered by the superb combination of our
 respective technologies."
     By becoming a member of BEA Systems' Star Partner Program, Reef will
 benefit from the wide range of tools and information provided by BEA Systems
 designed to enhance its partners' ability to provide their customers
 market-leading e-business solutions.  Reef will have access to software,
 technical support, education, as well as instant access to marketing materials
 and sales support.  Today's announcement, together with Reef's recent launch
 of its Global Business Partner Program, means that Reef's solutions partners
 -- which include systems integrators, web agencies, value-added resellers and
 consultants -- will now be even better positioned to cost-effectively deliver
 advanced solutions and high-margin services to their customers.
 
     About Reef InternetWare
     Reef InternetWare is a comprehensive, integrated foundation for managing
 dynamic e-business.  Designed from the ground up to embrace continuous change,
 Reef has built a comprehensive, integrated Internet application suite that
 enables decentralized knowledge workers to directly manage dynamic e-business
 using a simple browser interface.
 
     About BEA Systems
     BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure
 software companies, with over 8,000 customers around the world including the
 majority of the Fortune Global 500.  BEA and its WebLogic brand are among the
 most trusted names in e-business.  Businesses built on the award-winning BEA
 WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to
 bring new services to market quickly.  BEA's
 e-business platform is the de facto standard for over 1,200 systems
 integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service
 providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and
 future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability.  Headquartered in
 San Jose, Calif., BEA has 89 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at
 www.bea.com.
 
     About Reef
     Reef is a leading global Internet software company that provides an open,
 integrated, software-based foundation for managing dynamic e-business.
 Companies of all sizes use Reef InternetWare(R) to embrace continuous change
 and maximize e-business efficiencies by empowering non-technical business
 professionals to directly manage online content, commerce, community services,
 and business process coordination using a standard Web browser.  TIME Digital
 Europe recognized president, CEO and co-founder Philippe Brawerman as Europe's
 most influential high technology entrepreneur of 2000.  TIME Magazine also
 ranked Reef as one of Europe's 50 Hottest Technology Firms.  Reef is a
 privately held company funded by Goldman Sachs, 3i, Cisco Systems, Net Fund
 Europe, Profrigo, Viventures, and other investors.  Led by an experienced
 management team with proven industry success, the company serves a broad range
 of industries, including media/entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare,
 information technology, finance, and retail.  With offices in Asia-Pacific,
 Europe, and North America, Reef can be found on the Web at www.reef.com.
 
     NOTE:  Reef, the Reef logo, Reef Internetware, are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Reef S.A./N.V.  All other trademarks are the property
 of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Reef
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reef(R) (www.Reef.com), a leading
 global provider of Internet software applications for the management of
 e-business, today announced that it has become a member of
 BEA Systems' (Nasdaq: BEAS) newly launched Star Partner Program.  As a result,
 Reef and BEA will be able to better target and service customers around the
 world, who will benefit from the combination of Reef's InternetWare(R)
 integrated suite of Java-based e-business applications and BEA's WebLogic
 Application Server(TM).
     BEA Systems is regarded as one of the world's leading e-business
 infrastructure software companies.  Widely adopted by leading corporations in
 all major industries, including financial services, telecommunications,
 transportation and retail, BEA WebLogic Server offers a comprehensive platform
 for the most demanding customer-driven internet applications.  By coupling
 Reef's InternetWare with the BEA WebLogic Server, Reef's customers and
 solutions partners will be able to benefit from the exceptional stability,
 performance and scalability offered by BEA WebLogic Server, and quickly design
 and deploy internet-based e-business applications that provide comprehensive
 -- and above all, dynamic -- content management, community, coordination and
 commerce functionality."
     Reef's core philosophy is to provide our customers with great Java
 technology based on the latest open standards so that they, in turn, can
 create modern, high-performance and flexible solutions to their e-business
 challenges," said Cecile Feront, Reef's vice president of business development
 and co-founder.  "WebLogic Server 6.0 is an advanced Java application server
 for building, running, and future-proofing high-volume, mission-critical
 e-business applications -- so it's a natural complement to Reef InternetWare.
 We look forward to partnering with BEA Systems around the world to offer
 customers this exceptional combination of technologies."
     "Our partner initiatives are a critical component of BEA's strategy to
 ensure that our customers are given the range of choices, consultation and
 pre-sales and post-sales support they need to stay ahead of their
 competition," said Olivier Huck, international vice president of channels and
 alliances for BEA.  "We are pleased to welcome Reef and its leading Java-based
 InternetWare suite of e-business internet applications to BEA's Star Partner
 Program, and look forward to seeing our mutual customers benefit from the
 efficiencies and innovations offered by the superb combination of our
 respective technologies."
     By becoming a member of BEA Systems' Star Partner Program, Reef will
 benefit from the wide range of tools and information provided by BEA Systems
 designed to enhance its partners' ability to provide their customers
 market-leading e-business solutions.  Reef will have access to software,
 technical support, education, as well as instant access to marketing materials
 and sales support.  Today's announcement, together with Reef's recent launch
 of its Global Business Partner Program, means that Reef's solutions partners
 -- which include systems integrators, web agencies, value-added resellers and
 consultants -- will now be even better positioned to cost-effectively deliver
 advanced solutions and high-margin services to their customers.
 
     About Reef InternetWare
     Reef InternetWare is a comprehensive, integrated foundation for managing
 dynamic e-business.  Designed from the ground up to embrace continuous change,
 Reef has built a comprehensive, integrated Internet application suite that
 enables decentralized knowledge workers to directly manage dynamic e-business
 using a simple browser interface.
 
     About BEA Systems
     BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure
 software companies, with over 8,000 customers around the world including the
 majority of the Fortune Global 500.  BEA and its WebLogic brand are among the
 most trusted names in e-business.  Businesses built on the award-winning BEA
 WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to
 bring new services to market quickly.  BEA's
 e-business platform is the de facto standard for over 1,200 systems
 integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service
 providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and
 future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability.  Headquartered in
 San Jose, Calif., BEA has 89 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at
 www.bea.com.
 
     About Reef
     Reef is a leading global Internet software company that provides an open,
 integrated, software-based foundation for managing dynamic e-business.
 Companies of all sizes use Reef InternetWare(R) to embrace continuous change
 and maximize e-business efficiencies by empowering non-technical business
 professionals to directly manage online content, commerce, community services,
 and business process coordination using a standard Web browser.  TIME Digital
 Europe recognized president, CEO and co-founder Philippe Brawerman as Europe's
 most influential high technology entrepreneur of 2000.  TIME Magazine also
 ranked Reef as one of Europe's 50 Hottest Technology Firms.  Reef is a
 privately held company funded by Goldman Sachs, 3i, Cisco Systems, Net Fund
 Europe, Profrigo, Viventures, and other investors.  Led by an experienced
 management team with proven industry success, the company serves a broad range
 of industries, including media/entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare,
 information technology, finance, and retail.  With offices in Asia-Pacific,
 Europe, and North America, Reef can be found on the Web at www.reef.com.
 
     NOTE:  Reef, the Reef logo, Reef Internetware, are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Reef S.A./N.V.  All other trademarks are the property
 of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Reef