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XMLSolutions and bTrade.com Form Strategic Alliance

Integrated Solution to Power e-Business Communities with Highly Secure, Rapidly Deployable EDI to XML Transaction Capabilities

MCLEAN, VA and LAS COLINAS, TX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 2000-- XMLSolutions Corporation, worldwide provider of strategic business-to-business, XML-based software and services, announced a partnership with bTrade.com, Inc., global provider of infrastructure solutions designed to enable any e-Business network. Together the companies will expand their Global 2000 product and service offerings through shared technologies and systems integration.

``bTrade.com seamlessly extends existing business models to the Internet,'' said David Lonsdale, CEO and Chairman of bTrade.com. ``By partnering with XMLSolutions, we provide e-Business communities with the ability to immediately exchange any transaction between legacy EDI formats -- X12 and EDIFACT -- and XML, helping our current and future joint customers leverage their existing systems to securely buy and sell anytime, anywhere!''

``XMLSolutions is pleased to incorporate bTrade.com's partner management functionality and security features with our product line,'' said Kevin Kail, CEO and Chairman of XMLSolutions. ``Together we'll speed time to market, reduce traditional trading expenses, and dramatically increase trading partners' trust and loyalty.''

The Technologies

XMLSolutions' XEDI Translator provides the most expansive, completely customizable EDI solution, expanded trading communities and cost reduction in trade transaction process and fulfillment. XEDI is the only solution that fully supports EVERY ANSI X12 and EDIFACT document produced by major EDI Translators from GE Global Exchange Services (NYSE:GE - news), Harbinger (NASD:HRBC), Sterling Commerce (NYSE:SBC - news), and SPS Commerce.

bTrade.com offers a comprehensive suite of services and solutions that can be integrated easily into existing, new and emerging business processes. Their component-friendly approach to e-business technology creates an optimal ``plug and play'' environment that maximizes customer flexibility and freedom of choice.

Going Forward

XMLSolutions and bTrade.com will deliver a comprehensive e-business network that will allow customers to rapidly integrate 100% of their customers and suppliers into a secure digital trading community. The combined solution will offer guaranteed message delivery and complete customer profile capability, including support for open standards and protocols, such as RosettaNet, xCBL, cXML, ebXML and FpML and BizTalk.

About XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions Corporation (www.xmls.com) is a leading provider of XML-based infrastructure software and services allowing companies to achieve enterprise-to-enterprise information integration, or E2Ei(sm). XMLSolutions software helps customers aggressively leverage existing enterprise systems to deploy new enterprise-to-enterprise information over the Internet.

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia's technology corridor with offices in Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; S. Africa; The Netherlands; Denmark; Austria; Sweden; Switzerland; Belgium; Germany; France; Italy; Spain and the UK.

About bTrade.com

bTrade.com (www.bTrade.com) provides infrastructure solutions that link e-Business partners and communities, whether Internet- or legacy-based, without requiring changes to any existing applications. With a mission of building and deploying e-Business networks, bTrade.com enables customers to extend their existing business model to the Internet while dramatically reducing, if not eliminating, the associated risk, complexity, time and cost.

bTrade.com's experience includes more than 10 years of providing highly secure, reliable and rapidly deployable e-Business solutions to a Global 2000 customer base comprising over 100,000 trading partners.


Contact:
     For more information, contact:
     Amy Sikorski
     Morgen-Walke Associates (representing bTrade.com, Inc.)
     Email: asikorski@morgen-walke.com
     Phone: 212.850.5785
     Web: http://www.bTrade.com
               or
     For more information, contact:
     Daryn Walters
     XMLSolutions Corporation
     Email: walters@xmls.com
     Phone: 703.506.1111
     Fax: 703.556.9602
     Web: http://www.xmls.com
               or
     Pete Arnold
     Pete Arnold Associates
     Email: pete@parnold.com
     Phone: 781.239.1030
     Fax:   781.239.1204