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Reading, England – March 7th, 2001 – Clarus Corporation (www.claruscorp.com, NASDAQ: CLRS), a leading business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce software solution provider, today announced the appointment of Kathy Palmer as Managing Director, EMEA. Kathy was appointed to the position from her previous role as EMEA Marketing Director, a job she began in May 2000 at the establishment of the Clarus UK office. She is responsible for the sales, marketing, operations, services and business development of the company across EMEA.

“Kathy is taking over the reigns of the EMEA operation at a very exciting time,” states Steve Jeffery, CEO and president for Clarus. “Clarus has recently announced a new revenue model and the launch of its global settlement solution, Clarus Settlement and we are preparing for a new era in our growth. There are signs that the European markets are moving toward mass acceptance of B2B ecommerce and Kathy’s experience makes her the perfect person to take advantage of that maturing situation.”



Kathy has a strong background in general management, with particular strengths in sales, and marketing. Previously she worked at the Systems Union Group Limited in a number of marketing management roles, most recently as Group Marketing Director. Other experience includes senior sales and marketing roles at leading marketing consultancy Fielding Marketing and in the IT division of the BOC Group.

Kathy has both a Business Studies Degree and a diploma in Marketing.

About Clarus

Atlanta-based Clarus Corporation (www.claruscorp.com; NASDAQ: CLRS), a leader in business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce, provides B2B procurement software and trading services that improve the efficiencies of Internet buying and selling for corporate purchasing and to enable digital marketplaces. Clarus provides a comprehensive solution from sourcing to procurement to payment settlement. Clarus solutions are being deployed at customer sites including Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., Smurfit, Cinergy, Comcast Corporation, Gjensidige NOR, MasterCard International, MetLife, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Perot Systems and Wachovia



Media Contacts:

Elaine Mercer

Clarus Corporation

+44 7866 119 749

mercere@claruscorp.com


Richard Janes/James Lambert

Grant Butler Coomber

clarus@gbc.co.uk

++44 (0) 208 322 1922

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