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MKS Signs Reseller Agreement with Catalyst Systems for Integrated Build Management

Waterloo, ON - February 12, 2003: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced a reseller and marketing agreement with Catalyst Systems Corporation, the leader in application build management technology.

MKS to resell Openmake as part of MKS Integrity Solution for enterprise SCM

Waterloo, ON - February 12, 2003: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced a reseller and marketing agreement with Catalyst Systems Corporation, the leader in application build management technology.

Under the agreement MKS will resell Catalyst's Openmake®, an award-winning application build process automation tool, as part of the company's MKS Integrity SolutionTM for enterprise software configuration management. Catalyst Openmake seamlessly integrates with MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise Edition, enabling enterprise development teams to use a single automated application build process regardless of operating system, development platform or programming language.

"Openmake is a good fit for MKS from both a technical and business level," says David Martin, MKS vice president, Product Management. "This enterprise build management system improves software reliability by building applications across multiple platforms and operating systems in a standard and synchronized fashion. It contributes to a development organization's productivity, drives down operational costs, and minimizes business risk by enabling organizations to achieving higher levels of software application reliability and availability. MKS is pleased to add Openmake to our technology portfolio, and to offer this additional level of enterprise-based control to our customers and prospects."

"The focus that MKS has given to providing enterprise scalable tools while supporting a lower total cost of ownership is right in line with the main goals of our product," said Steve Taylor, President of Catalyst Systems Corporation. "This alliance provides an outstanding opportunity for our current and potential customers by enabling the adoption of standard business practices throughout the application development lifecycle."

About Catalyst Systems Corporation
Catalyst Systems, the leader in application build management technology, is a provider of software and consulting services designed to manage the risks associated with developing and deploying Enterprise and eBusiness applications. Catalyst Systems also hosts CM Crossroads, an online community and collaboration center for developers located on the web at http://www.cmcrossroads.com. More information about Catalyst Systems' products and services can be found on the website - http://www.openmake.com or by calling - 800.359.8049 or 847.835.6106

About MKS
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSE:MKX) provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling development teams at Fortune 1000 companies such as Park Place Entertainment, Continental Teves, Federated Insurance Companies and Northrop Grumman to analyze, build and deploy software systems quickly and reliably. The company's family of SCM products offer advanced technology with robust workflow, code management, and impact analysis capabilities. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS provides UNIX-Windows co-existence, and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market while enabling enhanced performance. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and extraordinary customer service. More information about MKS can be found at http://www.mks.com, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).

MKS, MKS Source Integrity, MKS Integrity Solution, and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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Catalyst Systems Corporation
Patrick Egan
805-696-6844
patrick@openmake.com

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