29 April 2002
Press release

PTG Software and Acronis Announce Broad Distribution Agreement

Agreement Expands Acronis System Software into Top Retail Distribution Channel

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — April 29, 2002 — PTG Software, a division of Pearson Technology Group (NYSE: PSO), announces an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Acronis, the technological leader in system software development. PTG Software will facilitate the distribution of the Acronis line of PC system tools and utility products to its major retail customers.

"We are truly confident that this relationship between PTG and Acronis will greatly benefit our two companies," said Paul Reese, title manager, Technical Products, PTG Software. "The addition of Acronis is a key strategic move to increase our distribution offerings across key segments of the software market."

Under the terms of the agreement, PTG will provide Acronis distribution into all leading retail channels and outlets. PTG and Acronis will also work together to expand Acronis' PC system tools and utility product line.

"We are pleased to announce this distribution agreement with PTG Software," said Maxim Tsypliaev, president of Acronis. "A true industry leader with a large retailer customer base, PTG Software will help Acronis become the recognized leader in system software in North America.

In April, PTG will deliver two award-winning Acronis titles to its retail customers — Acronis OS Selector 5.0 Deluxe and Acronis Migrate Easy Deluxe.

Acronis OS Selector 5.0 Deluxe (www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/osselector/) is a popular multi-operating system hard disk drive partitioner and boot manager. The versatile software allows PC users to run multiple operating system environments on a single PC, including Windows®, Linux®, and Sun Solaris® among others. It also allows PC users to edit and resize NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32, Ext2Fs, Ext3Fs and ReiserFS files systems — functionality found exclusively in Acronis OS Selector 5.0.

Acronis Migrate Easy Deluxe (www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/migrateeasy/) is a hard disk drive upgrading program that allows PC users to effortlessly migrate existing system data to a new hard drive in minutes, while retaining their operating systems and all data. Acronis Migrate Easy Deluxe supports all PC operating systems.

PTG Software also plans to distribute additional Acronis titles in the coming months, including Acronis TrueImage Deluxe, a leading hard disk drive imaging solution, Acronis PrivacyExpert, a comprehensive Internet, hard drive and system data removal solution, and Acronis PowerUtilities, a 'greatest hits' compilation of award-winning Acronis system utilities. Other Acronis titles will be announced soon. To receive the latest news on Acronis products, please visit www.acronis.com and sign up for the product announcement newsletter.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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