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Raleigh's News & Observer Invests in SAXOTECH Publishing Platform
The major North Carolina daily, a McClatchy Company newspaper, has selected SAXOTECH Editorial™ as its new print publishing platform

Tampa, Fla. – December 5, 2005 –SAXOTECH, a leading software development and systems implementation company exclusively serving the publishing industry, today announced that The News & Observer, a McClatchy Company newspaper, has selected SAXOTECH Editorial for its new publishing solution.

With a daily circulation of 169,000, The News & Observer will implement a 180-seat SAXOTECH Editorial platform as well as an enterprise-wide deployment of Adobe CS2. To enhance the overall publishing process, The News & Observer is augmenting the base editorial system with add-on components including SAXOTECH's archiving system. The new Editorial system will replace The News & Observer's Quark system.

The News & Observer serves 47 counties with approximately 80 percent of its circulation in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. SAXOTECH Editorial will streamline interactions between reporters, photographers and editors and allow The News & Observer to bring new efficiencies to the publishing process.

With SAXOTECH Editorial, everything is in one place. The solution offers significant advancements in workflow production. Layout tools allow designers and editors to create stories from the page as well as give reporters the ability to write-to-fit. Advanced template tools allow quick creation of entire pages or sections of pages.

“The News & Observer has a solid history of news reporting and award-winning journalism,” said Anders Christiansen, president and CEO, SAXOTECH. “We are pleased they have selected SAXOTECH Editorial and are confident they will have a tool that empowers better control of their production processes and improves communications within the newsroom.”

The News & Observer represents the first McClatchy Company newspaper to standardize on SAXOTECH Editorial to manage their newsroom operations.

The News & Observer Publishing Co.
A company with deep roots in the Triangle, The News & Observer Publishing Co. publishes not only The News & Observer, one of the nation’s best regional newspapers, but also four weekly or bi-weekly newspapers offering community coverage in Chapel Hill, Cary, Johnston County and eastern Wake County. The company launched nando.net, one of the nation´s first internet service providers, in 1994, and today is home to both newsobserver.com and triangle.com, the region’s leading websites. It is one of the region´s major employers, with more than 1,200 full-time and part-time workers and a carrier force of about 750 independent contractors.

About SAXOTECH
SAXOTECH is a software development and systems implementation company founded in 1993 to exclusively serve the publishing industry. Our scalable, easy-to-implement solutions are used to plan, create, edit and publish news for multiple channels and are backed by world-class customer support. Today SAXOTECH´s software products are used by more than 400 news organizations around the world. For more information on SAXOTECH, please visit www.saxotechonline.com.