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5th June 2002, London, UK – Following recent changes aimed at bringing world-class, proprietary e-learning tools to the UK and refocusing on the enterprise market, John Bryce Training UK Ltd. is pleased to announce the creation of two new managerial positions designed to strengthen their ‘Total Solutions’ proposition.

Oliver Browning joins JBT UK Ltd. as Channel Business Development Manager and Elaine Mullan joins as Marketing Communications Manager.

Oliver’s track record includes developing a sales territory worth £2m p.a. from a standing start over a one year period. He is no stranger to the IT Training industry having developed and implemented a very successful Channel Partner Programme for another company. His task is to strengthen commercial partnerships and develop managed solutions for clients needing enterprise-wide IT Training. He comments, ‘At John Bryce Training, we want to work closer with our clients and we believe a stronger Channel presence will help us deliver a more comprehensive solution. Strategic partnerships will enhance our ability to provide total solutions to clients.’

Oliver Browning welcomes approaches from potential channel partners and continues, ‘If there are ways of working together that are mutually beneficial – we will be happy to we will be happy to discuss and explore.’

Elaine Mullan joins John Bryce Training UK Ltd. having previously worked at managerial and consultancy level with four IT training companies in Ireland and the UK. She is managing the roll out of the new John Bryce Training brand identity on all course literature, promotional materials, buildings and equipment.

Managing Director of John Bryce Training UK Ltd. (and VP of Sales & Marketing for JBT Europe), Eyal Schneid, commented ‘We believe that proactive Channel partners will be able to help grow each others businesses. These two appointments demonstrate our commitment to the Channel and with such strong track records, I am sure we will soon benefit from this strategy and these appointments.’


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John Bryce Training UK Ltd.

John Bryce Training UK Ltd. is a leading provider of ‘blended solutions’; total training solutions which combine innovative methodologies and delivery mechanisms including instructor-led training, web-based training and live internet interactive training using one of the UK’s first live-broadcast online studios.

John Bryce Training UK Ltd. has just been awarded Gold Learning Partner status by Microsoft and is one of only a handful of the 50 or so UK CTECs (Certified Training and Education Centres) to gain this prestigious award in recognition of the level of expertise and quality of Microsoft training.

The organisation’s ability to unite classic, quality IT Training with new training methods cost-effectively, has been widely rewarded. Voted ‘Outstanding’ for both quality and value by readers of IT training magazine in the year 2000, John Bryce Training UK Ltd. has won Microsoft’s ‘European Training Partner of the Year’ award no less than three times in the past decade (under the brand name Aris Education).

This leading Microsoft CTEC has been providing top quality technical education for nearly two decades to 60% of the UK’s FTSE 100. Launched in 1983 as Oxford Computer Group, Aris Education acquired Barefoot Computer Training in 1998 and was sold to Mentergy Group in August 2000. It now forms part of John Bryce Training, Mentergy’s European IT Training arm with branches in Germany, Hungary, Turkey and Israel. This move brought with it the most up-to-date, award-winning e-learning tools, coupled with the experience and proven project methodologies of a global organisation.

More recently, the portfolio has been broadened to offer Checkpoint and Lotus certification as well as Total Training Solutions. John Bryce Training UK Ltd. has a proven track record in assimilating the latest ERP & CRM technologies within corporations. Uniquely, it is the only IT Training company worldwide which has experience in delivering end-user training for Baan, Clarify, SAP, Siebel and Oracle.Finally, multinational companies can count on John Bryce Training UK Ltd. to train their workforces globally through a partnership with the Global Learning Alliance.

About Mentergy:

Mentergy, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MNTE), formerly Gilat Communications, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GICOF), is a global e-Learning company, providing e-Learning products, consulting, and courseware development services for large enterprises. With over 21 years of expertise in the learning industry, Mentergy assists businesses worldwide to make a cost-effective shift from traditional learning to a blended e-Learning approach. Mentergy Ltd.’s North American operations comprise of the Allen Communication Learning Services division and the LearnLinc Live e-Learning division (Mentergy, Inc.), in addition to John Bryce Training in Israel and Europe, and a global sales and marketing operation that includes Mentergy Europe.

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The words ”estimate” ”project” ”intend” ”expect” ”believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, inability to maintain market acceptance to the Company’s products, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, rapid changes in the market for the Company’s products, loss of market share and pressure on prices resulting from competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, inability to manage growth and expansion, loss of key OEM partners, inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, inability to protect the Company’s proprietary technology and risks associated with the Company’s international operations and its location in Israel. For additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, reference is made to the Company’s reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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