Connectria to Provide Managed Hosting For AfterHours Formalwear's Microsoft Windows 2003 & SQL Server 2000 Web Environment

ST. LOUIS, MO (March 22, 2005) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a Managed Hosting contract by AfterHours Formalwear, a division of May Department Stores (NYSE: MAY). AfterHours is replacing Digex as the hosting provider for its Microsoft Windows 2003, IIS and SQL Server 2000 environment. Connectria was chosen because of its proven ability to deliver very high service levels, customized support, and substantial cost savings. AfterHours is relying on Connectria's skills and experience as it launches a new web site developed by IMC Interactive. AfterHours will benefit from Connectria's 100% Availability Guarantee of its hosting infrastructure.

The AfterHours solution will utilize Connectria's Enterprise-class Data Centers in providing 24/7 monitoring, systems administration and management of the firewalls, servers, applications, network connections, and databases. It will also benefit from WebTrend's reporting tools, which will be integrated into the solution to track the site's performance and statistics in real time. Connectria is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider with extensive capabilities and experience hosting high volume websites using Microsoft Windows, IIS, and SQL Server.

About AfterHours Formalwear
After Hours Formalwear, a division of May Department Stores, was created when Mitchell's, Small's and Tuxedo World merged, and the company has continued to grow, recently adding Desmond's Formalwear, Modern Tuxedo, Tyndall's Formalwear, Formal America stores in Atlanta, select Gingiss Formalwear stores and Gary's Tux Shops. AfterHours is the nation's largest chain of company-owned tuxedo and men's formal wear stores, not a franchise operation. They have been in business for over 50 years specializing in tuxedos. It's their only business.

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations. http://www.connectria.com

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