Marketing and sales efforts to begin for FrontBase, the Internet enabling relational database server.

ORANGE COUNTY, CA, October 31, 2000 - Today FrontBase, Inc. announced that it would open its corporate offices in Orange County, California within the next few weeks. This will be the company’s first formal presence in the United States. This comes as a result of the hiring of two industry veterans to head up the Sales and Marketing efforts for the company. Larry Barcot has been hired as Vice President of Sales and Patrick Dunne has been hired as Vice President of Marketing. The company now moves into its next planned phase of growth and development with aggressive marketing and selling efforts.

"This is a very exciting time for FrontBase," said Geert Clemmensen, founder and Chief Technical Officer. "With the addition of Larry and Patrick we have the core of the new management team in the U.S. to effectively market FrontBase™ as the outstanding database server product that it is." He went on to say, "Our initial sales and marketing efforts for FrontBase will be here in the United States and in Europe, where our development efforts are located."

FrontBase is a transactional, scalable relational database server created in the Internet age by Internet specialists specifically for use in Internet applications. FrontBase requires zero-administration, is robust, easy to use, and only has a 2 MB footprint. It also complies with industry standards such as UNICODE, SQL92, and TCP/IP. It is cross platform compatible with Mac OS X (PB), Linux, Solaris, Windows NT/2000 (with WebObjects), and Free BSD. FrontBase interfaces with popular web-deployment languages and environments including Perl, PHP, and Apple’s WebObjects. The current version of FrontBase is 2.18 and is priced from (US) $499 to $1,999. A free restricted-deployment version and a free full-featured developer version without deployment rights are available on the FrontBase website.

Both Larry Barcot and Patrick Dunne were previous working with Omnis Software Inc. (San Carlos, CA). Prior to that Larry was a long time independent consultant and developer of custom database applications for a variety of business clients. He brings to FrontBase a depth of knowledge in the area of database applications and client relations. Patrick has been a marketing and business consultant for several years. Prior to that, Patrick was with Ingram Micro Inc. (Santa Ana, CA), where he was a marketing executive for over 11 years.

FrontBase, Inc. is a Danish/American company, which was started in 1993 with its first commercial product released in March 1999. FrontBase, Inc. develops and markets the FrontBase relational database server. FrontBase, Inc. is backed by venture capital from 2M INVEST Inc. FrontBase, Inc. has development and marketing offices in the US, Denmark and Germany.

Media contact:

Patrick D. Dunne
Vice President Marketing
FrontBase Inc.
Phone: 949-455-9387
Fax: 949-597-9632
Cell phone: 949-637-4676

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