Bridges Transitions Inc.

Bridges Transitions Inc.

June 22, 2005 09:00 ET

Bridges Expands Agreement with New York City Nonpublic Schools

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 22, 2005) - Bridges Transitions Inc. (TSX:BIT), a leading provider of career and educational planning solutions, announced today that it has expanded an existing agreement with the New York City Bureau of Nonpublic Schools, to now provide Bridges' testGEAR™ products to over 65% of the Catholic nonpublic high schools in New York City. All current and newly participating high schools will receive Bridges' testGEAR products including SAT, PSAT, and additional New York State specific test prep products.

Announced November 8, 2004, the original three-year agreement with the New York City Bureau of Nonpublic Schools placed Bridges testGEAR products into Catholic high schools in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The current expansion of this agreement will now see Bridges testGEAR™ products used in all five New York City boroughs, now including Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.

"We are obviously pleased to see our testGEAR products gaining traction in the school market, and it is particularly satisfying to see an existing customer significantly increase the number of schools that will place our test preparation products in the hands of students," says Bridges CEO John Simmons. "This decision by the New York City Nonpublic Schools to expand the number of high schools accessing our testGEAR products reflects strong customer satisfaction, which ultimately speaks to the effectiveness of our testGEAR product line."

About testGEAR

Bridges' testGEAR products assist students in improving test scores on U.S. college entrance exams such as the SAT®, PSAT, ACT™ and High School State Exit Exams. testGEAR test prep provides every student the same advantage -- to be extremely prepared and demonstrate their true potential as they ready themselves for their post secondary educational experience. testGEAR online test prep courses offer students a personalized study plan based on a brief diagnostic test that strengthens content skills, introduces test-taking strategies and builds confidence with many short practice tests and full-length exams.

About Bridges

Bridges is the leading provider of software-based and online education planning, career exploration, and high school/college test prep resources designed to help students achieve education and career success. Over 14,000 schools and other agencies across the U.S. and Canada use Bridges' products and services. Bridges serves the needs of more than one million annually graduating high school students seeking educational or career planning assistance. For more information, visit The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: BIT.

testGEAR is a trademark of Bridges Transitions Inc. SAT is a registered trademark of the College Examination Board. ACT is a trademark of ACT, Inc.

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