SOURCE: Bentley Commerce Corporation

July 15, 2005 06:00 ET

Bentley Commerce Appoints Anna Taylor, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer and Robert Schumacher, President and Chief Information Officer

SARASOTA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 15, 2005 -- The board of directors of Bentley Commerce Corporation (OTC BB: BLYC) (, the leader in Internet-based barter and trade, has appointed Anna Taylor, its director of operations, to its board of directors and given her the new position of Executive Vice President, as well as Chief Operating Officer. Robert Schumacher, Bentley Commerce's President has been appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer.

"These changes are indicative of how we are building our executive team and focusing their specific talents and efforts on areas we want to excel at," said Bruce Kamm, Bentley Commerce's CEO. "Ms. Taylor has demonstrated her ability to manage Bentley Commerce's business operations and will be a most valuable addition to our board of directors. Mr. Schumacher, an acknowledged corporate communications expert, will focus on our building heightened awareness, respect and support for our company and manage its public and investor relations, advertising and marketing support. I will be refining our business model and directing our efforts into what are potentially the most profitable areas of barter and trade, such as corporate barter and inter and intra industry trade."

Anna Taylor has 15 years of business management experience in national organizations and regional companies. Her career has included serving as Director of Operations for CityGulf Management, Inc., an entertainment and food establishment chain, Director of Property Management for Realty Capital Corporation, a regional commercial real estate company, and Director of Management Services for Worldwide Hockey Facilities, Inc, a sport facility organization. Prior to joining Bentley Commerce, she served as the District Manager for Knowledge Learning Corporation, a major education corporation that operates over 2,000 centers nationwide.

Robert Schumacher was President of Centrum Corporation, a Washington, D.C. headquartered communications firm he founded with branch offices in Europe. It served a wide range of companies, national and international trade associations, and public service organizations, providing them with marketing, advertising, design, public relations, documentary film production and conference organization. Most recently, he launched a number of successful companies ranging from internet design, hosting and marketing, to online software, to the design of medical devices, as well as developing the marketing strategies and online presence for a host of other organizations, including comprehensive corporate communications for public companies. Prior to this, Mr. Schumacher was marketing planning, merchandising, and retail vice president of Pennsylvania House, a division of a Fortune 500 company. He joined them after leaving National Home Furnishings Association where for ten years was publisher of its award winning industry magazine he created, as well as its associate executive vice president.

About Bentley Commerce Corporation:

Bentley Commerce Corp. has created the world's largest online collaborative barter marketplace. Through the Company's development of seamlessly integrated online barter services, barter transactions can be processed over the Internet or at a merchant terminal at the point of purchase in real time, using the Company's proprietary "VirtualBarter" software. Bentley intends to serve as a clearinghouse for barter trades for Fortune 500 trading partners; scores of barter exchanges that serve companies of all sizes; corporate barter companies that serve large multinational corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce and their member companies.

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