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Towers Perrin Selects MKS for Enterprise Software Configuration Management

Waterloo ON - June 24, 2003: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of tools to automate, secure, manage and control the software development process, today announced that Towers Perrin Administration Solutions, a division of Towers Perrin, has chosen MKS's enterprise software configuration management solution, MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise Edition and MKS Integrity Manager™ to provide management with greater control, visibility, and auditability of the software development environment. Towers Perrin is one of the world's largest global management consulting firms, assisting organizations in managing people, performance and risk. The firm's clients include three-quarters of the world's 500 largest companies and three-quarters of the Fortune 1000 largest U.S. companies.

Waterloo ON - June 24, 2003: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of tools to automate, secure, manage and control the software development process, today announced that Towers Perrin Administration Solutions, a division of Towers Perrin, has chosen MKS's enterprise software configuration management solution, MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise Edition and MKS Integrity Manager™ to provide management with greater control, visibility, and auditability of the software development environment. Towers Perrin is one of the world's largest global management consulting firms, assisting organizations in managing people, performance and risk. The firm's clients include three-quarters of the world's 500 largest companies and three-quarters of the Fortune 1000 largest U.S. companies.

The MKS Integrity Solution® was selected for its flexible and scalable process management, cross-platform capabilities, and ability to securely automate the build and deployment function for both internal and customer-facing HR/benefits applications.

Towers Perrin Administration provides outsourced retirement and health and welfare benefit administration services to a broad range of organizations in North America, Europe and Australia. To meet its customer needs, Towers Perrin brought in the MKS Integrity Solution to enforce accuracy and reproducibility throughout Towers Perrin's HR/benefits applications along with automating and centralizing cross-team communication.

"We wanted an SCM solution that would allow us to describe our processes into the tool and build human expertise into it. We have not only an excellent and diverse set of employees, but also a diverse set of technologies. We required a tool with the flexibility to adapt to our way of doing business," said Jim Gilmour, Architect, Towers Perrin Administrative Solutions. The MKS SCM solution will allow us to enhance even further the quality applications we have developed in-house, maintaining the positive client relationships we have established in the field."

About Towers Perrin
Towers Perrin is one of the world's largest management, human resource consulting and administration firms. It helps organizations manage their investment in people to achieve measurable performance improvements, focusing on human resource strategy and service delivery, benefit and compensation design and implementation, employee and organizational communication, HR technology and outsourced HR administration. Towers Perrin is part of a broader family of businesses that also includes Tillinghast, a management consultancy for financial services companies worldwide, and Towers Perrin Reinsurance, a reinsurance intermediary and consultancy. Together, these businesses have over 9,000 employees and 78 offices in 76 cities and 23 countries. More information about Towers Perrin is available at www.towersperrin.com.

About MKS
MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX) provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling Global 1000 companies to better manage and control the complete process of software development. The Company's family of SCM products offers advanced technology with robust workflow, version control, 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 Manager, 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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