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YORK International Standardizes Worldwide on MKS's Software Change Management Solution

Waterloo, ON - February 14, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced that YORK International Corporation, the largest independent supplier of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment in the U.S. - and a leading competitor worldwide, has selected MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise Edition, MKS Integrity Manager™, Implementer®, and MKS Engineer Integrity™ as its worldwide standard for enterprise software configuration management (SCM).

MKS Source Integrity Enterprise Edition, MKS Integrity Manager, Implementer and MKS Engineer Integrity Brings Greater Efficiency and Quality to Software Development

Waterloo, ON - February 14, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced that YORK International Corporation, the largest independent supplier of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment in the U.S. - and a leading competitor worldwide, has selected MKS Source Integrity® Enterprise Edition, MKS Integrity Manager™, Implementer®, and MKS Engineer Integrity™ as its worldwide standard for enterprise software configuration management (SCM).

YORK International has built its reputation and worldwide market position on the strength of its products, its ability to engineer systems to meet customers' specific needs, and on the effectiveness of its service organization. YORK International has been a proud sponsor of Olympic teams since 1992. YORK Marine Systems, a marketing unit of YORK International, designed and supplied new chillers for the U.S. Navy's newest fast-attack submarine - the Seawolf. YORK will initially deploy MKS Source Integrity Enterprise Edition and MKS Integrity Manager to up to 100 software developers in its York, Pennsylvania headquarters, with plans to introduce the technology to development operations worldwide. Implementer, MKS's leading change management solution for the IBM iSeries 400 platform, was also selected to streamline deployment of applications to multiple AS/400 platforms worldwide, lowering operational costs. MKS Engineer Integrity Standard Edition, MKS's impact and code analysis tool for the desktop, will also be used by YORK's development group to analyze and assess the impact of change to software code.

YORK's global development group will use MKS technology to manage change to the company's ERP systems, Web-based applications, and in the future to a system named YORKWORKS. YORKWORKS is a proprietary software application that enables an engineer to customize and configure an industrial air conditioning system in about fifteen minutes. Prior to the existence of YORKWORKS, the same process would take an engineer a day to complete.

"YORK International is looking to consolidate information technology worldwide to better leverage existing resources, achieve greater operational efficiency and increase business advantage. A key part of this consolidation effort is an investment in quality tools. As a result of our selection process, we concluded that MKS best fits our requirements," says Peter Ivers, director, IS Strategy, YORK International Corporation.

"YORK International is a customer-driven organization, with a leadership position in its marketplace. Its heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration products enable users to significantly reduce operating costs, save on precious space in factories and offices, and satisfy new environmental standards designed to enhance the quality of life. The software assets at the core of this company, and at the core of its products must also satisfy these high standards. By adopting MKS's SCM technology worldwide, YORK can achieve greater development process efficiency, enhanced software quality, and adapt its technologies to changing business conditions and customer demand more quickly than ever before," says David Martin, MKS vice president, Product Management.

About YORK International Corporation
YORK International Corporation is a full-line, global manufacturer of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) products. YORK is the largest independent supplier of HVAC&R equipment in the United States and a leading competitor in the industry internationally. The Company's products are sold in more than 125 countries and YORK has approximately 23,700 employees worldwide.

About MKS
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSE:MKX) provides software solutions enabling development teams to analyze, build and deploy traditional and web-based software systems quickly and reliably. The company's award-winning software configuration management (SCM) products offer advanced technology with robust workflow, code management, and impact analysis capabilities. MKS also provides interoperability solutions for UNIX-Windows co-existence, cross-platform development, and system administration that significantly cut development costs and 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, Implementer, and MKS Engineer Integrity 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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