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Press Release Source: LizardTech

Celartem's Acquisition of LizardTech Closed and New CEO Announced
Monday August 18, 8:09 am ET

NEW YORK & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2003--Announced on June 20, 2003, Celartem Technology USA has completed its acquisition of LizardTech, Inc., a leading developer of digital imaging software. "We can now focus on integrating LizardTech businesses within the Celartem family of companies," said Osamu Ikeda, president and CEO of Celartem USA. "Our goal is to provide an increasing range of high value products to our expanding customer base of digital image and document users. Our companies offer innovative solutions to enhance the creation, management, control and distribution of digital content."

Carlos Domingo, former COO of Celartem Technology Inc. will replace the out-going CEO, Scot Land as the new president and CEO of LizardTech, Inc. "I am honored that Celartem has chosen me to take LizardTech to the next level: this acquisition will bring the financial support and stability that LizardTech needs to strengthen its leadership in the market," said Domingo. "Celartem and LizardTech understand the fundamental needs and technologies for digital image and document distribution better than anyone else. I am very excited about the future products that will come out of the synergies between the two companies."

About Celartem

Celartem Technology Inc. was established in 1996 to research, develop and market storage and distribution technologies for digital images. Celartem has developed technology for digital image compression, scaling, secure distribution and management. Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo with offices in New York and Paris, and also operates in the US and Europe through its wholly owned subsidiary, Extensis, Inc. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules Market (Hercules: 4330). Please visit for more information.

About LizardTech

LizardTech is a private company, formed in 1992 to build valuable business solutions from technologies created by the world's leading research organizations including Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and AT&T Labs. LizardTech's software is installed on millions of desktops and integrated into a wide variety of platforms and applications. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo. Please visit for more information.


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Source: LizardTech

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