Connectria Provides Sophisticated e-Learning Hosting For IBM and Michelin

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 20, 2002) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract as a subcontractor to IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) to provide 24/7 sophisticated hosted e-Learning environment for Michelin using Lotus's LearningSpace online learning product. This environment will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from Lotus, IBM and Microsoft.

About Michelin
Michelin manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, maps and atlases covering Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs 23,920.

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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