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NetObjects, Inc, the Redwood City, California-based supplier
of award winning web site construction and management
software tool NetObjects Fusion, is announcing the launch of
its operation in Europe. The European Headquarters will be
established in the UK, with satellite offices planned in
Paris, France, and Munich, Germany, and forthcoming plans to
expand to further European markets.

NetObjects, Inc was founded in 1995 by visionary
technologists Samir Arora, founder and CEO, Dave Kleinberg,
founder and executive VP, products, and Clement Mok, chief
creative officer. The company is already a major player in
the website construction software market, which is predicted
by Forrester Research to grow to US$1.2 billion by the year
1999. Its major product, NetObjects Fusion (currently in
version 2.0.2) is an award winning website construction and
management software tool, designed for Internet users who
design websites for a living, and has already received
positive reviews in the United States, as well as
internationally.

NetObjects, Inc. is a privately-held company that is funded
by major corporate and private investors, including IBM
Corporation. NetObjects' strategic partners include Apple
Computer, AT&T, IBM, Microsoft, Netscape, Javasoft and
UUNET. The company brings together a unique fusion of
design, technology and business expertise derived from the
experience of its founders at Rae Technology Inc., a
developer of page navigational applications for personal
information management, and Studio Archetype, one of the
leading website design firms in the United States. Launching
in Europe, NetObjects will also be announcing Fusion's
forthcoming unique multi-user client/server version,
code-named Taco. This product allows the newly defined web
team authoring issue to be properly addressed with features
such a file locking, version control and form-driven content
provision.Other announcements to coincide with NetObjects'
European launch will include Fusion's competitive upgrade,
which will allow users of existing page authoring products
to upgrade to a full version of NetObjects Fusion, as well
as local pricing, enterprise licensing, educational pricing
and clearly defined distribution and channel strategies.

Ken Parkinson, European sales and marketing director,
NetObjects, comments, "NetObjects is the brainchild of some
of the global IT industry's most creative technologists, who
recognised a significant need in the Internet market and
developed a brilliant product to fulfil it. Following the
company's phenomenal success in the United States, we are
now addressing new audiences around the world, starting with
Europe, where the market for website building and management
software is growing rapidly. We are delighted to see that
European web developers and designers have already begun to
embrace NetObjects' product range, and look forward to
expanding its success throughout the pan-European web user
community."





Notes to editors:

NetObjects: NetObjects is committed to supplying innovative
products that automate and simplify the process of
designing, authoring, publishing and updating web sites.
These are aimed not only at professional web site designers
but also at user companies who are maintaining their own
sites. Their appeal in an ever-expanding market is such that
NetObjects has already attracted major funding from IBM,
AT&T Ventures and other major corporate and private
investors. For more information, please visit NetObjects
World Wide Web site at http://www.netobjects.com.

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