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Nettec Joins Forces with BEA

Nettec plc, a leading European digital solutions provider, today announced the formation of an alliance with leading e-business infrastructure software company, BEA Systems, Inc., one of the world’s leading e-business infrastructure software companies. Nettec and BEA are currently engaged in a joint project for the UK’s largest media company, demonstrating Nettec’s commitment to strengthening its offer through the continuous development of its progressive alliance strategy.

Nettec’s approach is to forge alliances with companies that have achieved leading market share and high levels of customer satisfaction in their respective markets. This enables Nettec to continue to develop the most effective digital solutions. Nettec is now a member of The BEA Star Partner Program which is designed to expand partner business opportunities, accelerate time-to-market, and enhance profitability.

John Clarke, Strategic Partner Manager at Nettec commented,

“We view this alliance as an important step in providing our customers with the most fully developed software delivered on market leading technology. Nettec continually strives to develop and deliver state-of-the-art digital solutions to their clients. We looked at the market leaders in the application service market place, and BEA clearly stood out. This partnership facilitates the development and delivery of the best possible e-business solutions.”

Beyond this, the BEA Star Partner Program is intended to help decrease deployment costs, shorten sales cycles, and increase revenue. BEA Star Partners are systems integrators, independent software vendors and application service providers building e-business solutions on the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform™ to help make their customers Internet-ready and future-proof.

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Notes to editors

1. About Nettec

Nettec plc - (NTC: LSE) - has been helping FTSE companies gain a competitive advantage through digital technologies since 1995. Nettec offers customers tailored, cross-platform solutions, balancing a mix of web, iDTV and mobile systems, whilst producing significant benefits on behalf of its clients. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Nettec has more than 230 employees and has offices in London and Paris. Clients include BT, First Choice, Capita, AXA Investment Managers, Unilever and LeggMason Investors.

2. About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with more than 11,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic® brand are among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(tm) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's e-business platform is the de facto standard for more than 2,100 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 93 offices in 34 countries and is on the Web at

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