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Torstar Corporation Selects MKS for Enterprise Wide Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

Waterloo, ON—June 7, 2006: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) today announced that Torstar Corporation has signed an enterprise agreement to standardize on MKS Integrity for effective and efficient IT internal control management as it relates to Bill C198 compliance requirements. MKS Integrity will be used by the IT staff at Torstar's subsidiaries, including Harlequin Enterprises, and Metroland Printing Publishing and Distributing, and by the Corporate Information Technology group (serving the Toronto Star, CityMedia Group and other Torstar properties).

Waterloo, ON—June 7, 2006: MKS Inc. (TSX:MKX) today announced that Torstar Corporation has signed an enterprise agreement to standardize on MKS Integrity for effective and efficient IT internal control management as it relates to Bill C198 compliance requirements. MKS Integrity will be used by the IT staff at Torstar's subsidiaries, including Harlequin Enterprises, and Metroland Printing Publishing and Distributing, and by the Corporate Information Technology group (serving the Toronto Star, CityMedia Group and other Torstar properties).

MKS Integrity has a superior ability to provide visibility into every stage of IT control monitoring. By standardizing on MKS Integrity, customers benefit from:

  • Consistency in process execution through automated work flows
  • Real-time monitoring and reporting of control activity status
  • Enhanced segregation of duties through the automated process to migrate software code from development to production environments
  • A centralized and standardized repository for documentation and control evidence

"Our extensive and detailed investigation into the market highlighted the MKS product suite as having the ability to provide our divisional CIOs with a comprehensive view into the status of IT processes and their associated controls. MKS Integrity will facilitate our C198 compliance efforts and help us to sustain our control activities over the longer term in an efficient manner." says, Joanne Skantzos, VP and CIO of Torstar Media Group.

"We are pleased to welcome Torstar Corporation to our customer ranks; their focus on compliance measures demonstrates a great deal of leadership in the realm of IT governance. Our proven record of quick software implementations will help Torstar to meet its goals," says Michael Harris, MKS President and COO.

About Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.nv.b). Its businesses include newspapers led by the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper; CityMedia Group, publishers of daily and community newspapers in Southwestern Ontario; Metroland Printing, Publishing & Distributing, publishers of more than 90 community newspapers in Southern Ontario; digital properties including workopolis.com, toronto.com and LiveDeal.ca; and Harlequin Enterprises, a leading global publisher of women's fiction.

About MKS
MKS is the premier provider of application lifecycle management solutions for the global 1000. MKS's solution spans from requirements management to deployment providing customers with enhanced development productivity, visibility over processes, and improved IT controls for regulatory compliance. MKS's software is distinguished by its single architecture and deep integration of features delivering collaboration throughout the development lifecycle, rapid implementation and low total cost of ownership. Founded in 1984, MKS serves more than 10,000 customers in countries across the world. Whether through deployment of MKS's solution strategically on an enterprise scale, or by leveraging individual components to solve project-level challenges, our customers can use MKS's software to enable higher levels of process maturity, better manage global development activity and safeguard their most critical business applications and software assets. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS also provides UNIX-Windows co-existence and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market, while enabling enhanced performance. 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), +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom) and 1-519-884-2251 (Rest of World).

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