SOURCE: Four51

June 19, 2008 10:00 ET

Corporate Express Document & Print Management Selects Four51 to Help Streamline Online Ordering

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Corporate Express Document & Print Management (CEDPM), a leading provider of document and print management, and business form, label, direct mail and fulfillment solutions, has entered into an enterprise license agreement with Four51, Inc. Four51 develops online business-to-business catalog technology that connects buyers, distributors and suppliers of indirect goods. Four51's commerce platform will help CEDPM to bring products to market faster and consolidate disparate online ordering systems, while continuing to provide interoperability with ERP and spend-management solutions, such as SAP and Ariba, used by Corporate Express' customers.

"We're excited to leverage Four51's online business-to-business catalog technology," commented Michael Bailey, Vice President, Information Services, Corporate Express Document & Print Management. "Our new strategic partnership will enable us to continue streamlining and optimizing our internal systems and processes, while at the same time providing a state-of-the-art e-commerce front end to our customers."

Corporate Express US Inc., part of the Dutch-based Corporate Express NV (NYSE: CXP), is a leading business-to-business supplier of office and computer supplies, office furniture, facility supplies, document and print management, imaging and computer graphic supplies, promotional products and other similar products.

Four51 is growing virally at the rate of 1,200 buyers per day. More than 27,000 businesses -- including half the Fortune 500 -- and one million users conduct commerce on the Four51 network. Founded in 1999, Four51 is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and is the leading e-catalog technology in the indirect goods market.

About Four51

Four51 (www.four51.com) is automating the B2B e-catalog market using an open e-commerce platform that connects buyers, distributors and suppliers of indirect goods such as printed materials, promotional products and office supplies. Using Four51's internet catalog technology, sellers can target simple and complex B2B products to a specific buyer desktop while maintaining compliance with all corporate purchasing rules and security requirements. Further, Four51 can integrate with other relevant B2B technologies such as payment services and back-office systems. For suppliers and manufacturers, Four51's unique approach removes inefficiencies from order processing, manufacturing and go-to-market activities. Suppliers on the Four51 network gain instant, seamless access to thousands of distributors and more than one million buyer-users through a single online platform.

About Corporate Express Document & Print Management

Corporate Express Document & Print Management (CEDPM) is a leading provider of document and print management, and business form, label, direct mail and fulfillment solutions. Employing approximately 1,000 people in seven manufacturing plants and 50 sales offices nationwide, CEDPM is a business unit of Corporate Express US Inc.

Corporate Express provides customers with a single source of business products and services, so that they can focus their resources, energy and time on their core business. Corporate Express helps organizations to save time and maximize their productivity. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Corporate Express NV generated 2007 sales of EUR 5.6 billion. The company has a widespread global distribution network spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, has close to 18,000 employees and has operations in 21 countries. Corporate Express is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (EURONEXT: CXP) and in New York (NYSE: CXP). For more information, please visit www.CorporateExpress.com.

Contact Information

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    Mara Stoltz
    Four51
    952-294-6693
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    Gretta Staskiewicz
    Corporate Express Document & Print Management
    402-898-6259
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