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The Hersant Média Group chooses QuarkXPress yet again

France's leading local media group, Hersant Média, has signed an agreement with Quark for a three-year, unlimited-use license for more than 700 copies of QuarkXPress.

FRANCE - PARIS - 11/6/2008 -

Quark Inc. today announced that Hersant Média, France's leading local media group, has reached an agreement with Quark for the purchase of an unlimited-use licence for more than 700 copies of QuarkXPress, the award-winning desktop publishing software. This agreement consolidates multiple software licenses and solidifies the partnership between Hersant Média and Quark.

The unlimited-use licence allows Hersant Média employees to download one of over 700 copies of QuarkXPress 8 from a dedicated Web server onto their desktop computers. The unlimited-use licence includes a three-year maintenance agreement.

"QuarkXPress remains one of the key tools used by our group," states Jacques Chanson, co-deputy CIO of the Hersant Média Group. "Thanks to this agreement, our different publications - including 27 local newspapers and 280 editions of ParuVendu - benefit from increased flexibility when they need to use a QuarkXPress licence."

Gildas Duval, Quark Sales Director for Southern Europe adds, "Quark and the Hersant Média Group have been partners for many years. We are delighted to offer this service, which solidifies our relationship with this major media group and demonstrates our commitment to offer flexible licensing models that meet our customers' needs. With the release of QuarkXPress 8, which has been completely redesigned to meet the expectations of creative professionals, Quark has yet again demonstrated its ability to innovate and lead the market."

About Hersant Média
Hersant Média is France's leading local media group with 27 local newspapers published in mainland France and French overseas territories, almost 750,000 papers sold every day, 280 editions of the free ParuVendu publication, 92 million pages visited every month on ParuVendu.fr, 8 local television channels and a headcount of 7,500. (www.groupehersantmedia.com/ )

About Quark
Quark Inc. (euro.quark.com) provides desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that help customers design and publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two decades ago, our flagship product - QuarkXPress - changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market - now Quark is revolutionizing publishing again with Quark® Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.


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