SOURCE: Bentley Commerce Corporation

July 20, 2005 06:00 ET

Bentley Commerce to Invest $3 Million in Trade Credit to Become a Partner in Blackfunnel.net, an Urban Entertainment Broadcast Portal and Barter Exchange

Chicago Based Blackfunnel.net, Will Also Offer Barter, Trade and New Business Opportunities to America's Fast Growing Urban Market

SARASOTA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2005 -- Bentley Commerce Corporation (OTC BB: BLYC) (www.bentleycommerce.com) the leader in online-based barter and trade, will provide $3 million in corporate trade credit to www.blackfunnel.net, to become a limited partner with the principal of MSM-Net, in this Chicago-based Urban Entertainment Broadcast Portal. The trade credit will help finance blackfunnel.net's national media campaign that includes commercials to be aired on BET, MTV2, and FOX cable networks.

Bentley Commerce and MSM-Net Inc. completed a Corporate Trade Purchase Agreement, for Bentley to provide blackfunel.net with $3 million in cash equivalent trade credit. In exchange for the trade credit, based on a Letter of Intent signed by the two companies, Bentley Commerce will receive 20% of the net profit of a limited partnership to be formed by Bentley and MSM-Net founder, Mark Marsh.

Blackfunnel.net expects to broadcast Urban Entertainment content to millions of on-line visitors in America and Europe. In addition, blackfunnel.net seeks to be a viable platform for advertisers to dynamically reach this growing on-line community with their branded messages. Under the terms of the agreement, the limited partnership will receive 50% of the net profits of blackfunnel.net, of which 20% of these profits will be paid to Bentley in cash on a quarterly basis over the next five years up to a maximum of $4.5 million.

Mark Marsh, founder of MSM-Net Inc., said, "Corporate trade allows us to receive $3 million in trade credit funding to purchase media for blackfunnel.net, and pay for the media out of future profits."

Bruce Kamm, Bentley Commerce's CEO, added, "This transaction brings significant media-based trading to Bentley Commerce in exchange for future revenues that should develop from airing the commercials. We intend to enhance our media-based transaction model to provide all of a company's media requirements. This will enable companies to use cash equivalent trade credit towards the payment of media, which they receive in exchange for future revenue, profits or stock in their public or private companies."

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.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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