SOURCE: FreeHand Systems International, Inc.

December 05, 2007 09:00 ET

FreeHand Systems Adds New Distributor in Australia and New Zealand -- Hal Leonard Australia, Pty. Ltd.

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - FreeHand Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of FreeHand Systems International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FSYI) today announced a new distributor, Hal Leonard Australia Pty. Ltd., for the markets of Australia and New Zealand. Hal Leonard Australia will distribute FreeHand's MusicPad Pro and accessories to its network of about 600 active dealers, mostly musical instrument retailers but also bookstores and colleges/universities.

"Adding Australia and New Zealand to our growing International presence is a continuation of our effort to be the world wide leader in digital sheet music technology. We are very pleased to have Hal Leonard as our partner in these countries," said Kim Lorz, CEO FreeHand Systems, Inc.

FreeHand Systems, Inc. (www.freehandsystems.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Freehand Systems International, Inc. (FSYI), is the global leader in digital sheet music publishing and is the manufacturer of the first digital music tablet, the MusicPad Pro® Plus. The pad provides innovative technology to the music industry for displaying and publishing digitally delivered sheet music. The company's digital sheet music website (www.freehandmusic.com) offers nearly 100,000 titles for digital download and transfer to the MusicPad Pro.

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation (www.halleonard.com) is the leader in the music print industry, producing songbooks, sheet music, educational publications, reference books, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, children's music products and more. In its more than 100,000 available publications, the company represents in print some of the world's best known and most respected publishers, artists, writers, and arrangers. Hal Leonard is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has offices in: Winona, MN; New York; Nashville; Melbourne; Hong Kong; and London. In Australia, Hal Leonard Pty. Ltd. was formed in 1999 as a joint-venture company with Print Music Australia.

Note to editors: For additional information visit FreeHand Systems' website, www.freehandsystems.com.

FreeHand Systems, Inc., MusicPad Pro®, MusicPad Pro® Plus, MusicPad Maestro™ are trademarks of FreeHand Systems, Inc.

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), including statements regarding potential sales, the success of the company's business, as well as statements that include the word "believe" or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of FreeHand Systems International, Inc. to differ materially from those implied or expressed by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the risk factors included in FreeHand Systems International, Inc.'s Annual Report and any subsequent reports filed with the SEC under the Exchange Act. This press release speaks as of the date first set forth above and FreeHand Systems International, Inc. assumes no responsibility to update the information included herein for events occurring after the date hereof. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to factors such as the lack of capital, timely development of products, inability to deliver products when ordered, inability of potential customers to pay for ordered products, and political and economic risks inherent in international trade.

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    FreeHand Systems, Inc.
    95 First Street, Suite 200
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    310.275.9269