ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

October 12, 2005 09:00 ET

ACD Systems Establishes Sales and Marketing Presence in Seattle, Washington

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2005) - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) -

New location extends ACD's sales, marketing and business development activities into the $30 billion statewide software and Internet industry

ACD Systems International Inc., today announced the opening of a new office in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. This office will allow the company to expand the market and increase the sales channels of its renowned ACDSee™ photo management and Canvas™ technical illustration technologies. James Latham, vice president of marketing and Nasir Sheikh, vice president of sales and business development, will oversee the new location.

"We anticipate that our new presence in Seattle will enable ACD to leverage strategic partnerships and marketing opportunities, leading to continued innovation and business expansion for our digital imaging applications and services," said Doug Vandekerkhove, chairman, chief executive officer and president of ACD Systems.

The Seattle location joins ACD's headquarters in Victoria, BC, along with offices in Miami, Switzerland and Japan. Contact the Seattle office at:

ACD Systems
5000 Carillon Point
Suite 455
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: (425) 576-4240
Fax: (425) 576-4040

About ACD Systems

Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software, including the renowned ACDSee image management tool and Canvas, an advanced cross-platform technical illustration and graphics program. ACD has delivered value to a global marketplace through Internet distribution and through partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site:

ACD, ACD Systems, ACDSee and FotoSlate are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. are used under license by ACD Systems of America, Inc. Canvas is a trademark or registered trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems of America, Inc. are used under license by ACD Systems Ltd.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on the estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements were made and the company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if conditions or opinions should change.

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