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Seavus Group Selects MKS for Application Lifecycle Management and Strategic Partnership for the Eastern European Market

Seavus Group Selects MKS for Application Lifecycle Management and Strategic Partnership for the Eastern European Market

WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/05/07 -- MKS Inc. (TSX: MKX) today announced today that Sweden's Seavus Group has selected MKS Integrity as its platform standard for end-to-end application lifecycle management (ALM). Seavus Group and MKS also announced today a strategic partnership aimed at bringing MKS's ALM platform to the Eastern European market. Seavus Group is a global provider of leading edge information technology services, products and solutions with Development Centers in Skopje, Riga and Malmo. Seavus Group will supply consulting, implementation and customer support in Eastern Europe for MKS Integrity.

Through its strategic partnership with MKS, Seavus Group will extend its service portfolio to provide support for application lifecycle management (ALM). ALM is described by industry analyst firm Forrester Research as the 'thread that ties the development life cycle together,' enabling global companies to execute business transformation, meet regulatory compliance goals, and break down the operational, tool and process silos that today stifle technology innovation and business performance. MKS Integrity provides a unique single platform for ALM, connecting every stage of the lifecycle with unified process providing complete management control over an application or system from inception to retirement.

Seavus Group's will initially implement MKS Integrity to automate its project and quality control processes enabling its consultants to manage projects end-to-end from requirements gathering through design, development, test and release, enforcing process as work progresses. MKS Integrity will enable Seavus Group to coordinate project work across multiple locations in Eastern Europe, and leverage best value skills, without risking project control or quality.

Capitalizing on its in-house use of MKS Integrity, Seavus Group will provide advisory and consulting services on ALM to Eastern Europe organizations showing these companies how to leverage MKS Integrity to increase quality, productivity and control through automation of lifecycle and IT processes.

"MKS is the only ALM vendor in the market that can provide end-to-end visibility and traceability over the application development lifecycle. We look forward to implementing MKS to improve our own team collaboration, application quality, and to increasing the productivity of our development teams through consistent adherence to process," says Igor Lestar, CEO and Co-Founder of Seavus Group. "There is great potential for MKS within Eastern Europe and we are excited about working with our clients to demonstrate how ALM can increase overall software quality and streamline project execution."

"We are delighted to welcome Seavus Group as a customer and strategic partner. The first hand knowledge this firm will gain through their implementation and use of MKS Integrity will be directly transferred to their clientele in the way of better process control, visibility and lifecycle traceability," says Thomas Hornek, Managing Director, MKS GmbH.

About MKS

MKS is the premier provider of application lifecycle management solutions for the global 1000. MKS's flagship ALM solution, MKS Integrity, is the most highly integrated ALM platform in the industry today, spanning all aspects of the software development lifecycle and supporting critical business transformations including SOA, application rationalization and outsourcing. MKS Integrity's single architecture drives high levels of user productivity, facilitates rapid deployment and process standardization while delivering a complete view of application development activity through real time metrics, trends and reporting. MKS Integrity also provides essential support for IT operations through software deployment and issue management. 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), +65-6732-8768 (Singapore), +61 3 9674 0454 (Australia) and 1-519-884-2251 (Rest of World).

About Seavus

Founded in 1999, today the Seavus Group is an innovative provider of information technology solutions, custom software development, project outsourcing and quality software products. Seavus is well-positioned and highly experienced in providing enterprise-wide business solutions, system integration and support to our customers worldwide. With the Seavus global network of agents, partners, resellers and distributors, we are able to deliver products and carry out projects around the world. Seavus' headquarters are located in Sweden with offices in Denmark, the United States and Balkans. We currently have a staff of over 200 professionals. The company's NearShore Business Model provides customers across the globe with access to the finest local project management personnel, software products and support teams possible. With the Seavus global network of partners, resellers and distributors we are able to deliver high quality products and develop, deliver, implement and support projects around the world.

Copyright (c) 2007 MKS Inc. MKS 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.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Although the Company believes the expectations represented by such forward looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that those expectations will prove to be correct. The Company does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contacts:
Seavus European Media Contact:
Seavus Group
Vlado Andonovski
+389 2 3097 400
Email: [email protected]

North American Media Contact:
MKS Inc.
Ellyn Winters-Robinson, VP Marketing
(519) 883-4346
Email: [email protected]

European Media Contact:
MKS GmbH
Svenja Boedecker
+49 (0) 711 351775 0
Email: [email protected]

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