CityXpress Corp.

CityXpress Corp.

March 17, 2005 07:00 ET

MediaNews Group Interactive Chooses CityXpress to e-Commerce Enable its Newspapers' Classified Ad Sites with eClassifiedXpress




MARCH 17, 2005 - 07:00 ET

MediaNews Group Interactive Chooses CityXpress to
e-Commerce Enable its Newspapers' Classified Ad Sites
with eClassifiedXpress

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 17, 2005) - CityXpress

MediaNews Group Interactive agreement largest to date for
eClassifiedXpress product

CityXpress Corp., a company whose online marketplaces have generated
more than $65 million in revenue for newspapers in the past three years,
today announced an agreement with MediaNews Group Interactive (MNGi),
the new media division of MediaNews Group, Inc., to e-commerce enable 62
of its newspapers' classified ad sites using eClassifiedXpress.

"We've been working with CityXpress for some time now, and have great
confidence in CityXpress' ability to deliver winning programs," said
Eric Grilly, president of MediaNews Group Interactive. "We're looking
forward to extending our relationship with CityXpress and helping our
newspapers better serve consumers and private-party advertisers in their

As part of the agreement, CityXpress will provide the e-commerce
functionality and back-end systems for the newspapers' classified
Websites, in conjunction with MNGi partners AdStar, provider of the
online ad-taking tool used by MNGi's sites, and Power One Media, which
provides many of the newspapers' online classified sites.

"The online marketplace offers newspapers the opportunity to leverage
their position in the community and offer their readers services that
are comparable to other companies such as eBay and craigslist," said
Phil Dubois, president and CEO of CityXpress. "MediaNews Group has been
an excellent partner and we're looking forward to taking their
classifieds to the next level."

As part of the agreement, MNGi papers using eClassifiedXpress will also
be able to use CityXpress' eMerchantXpress, a continuous auction-style
marketplace for advertisers and consumers, and Ask Our Expert, an online
feature that allows local business people to position themselves as

MediaNews Group, whose newspapers have daily and Sunday circulations of
approximately 2.2 million and 2.5 million respectively, represents the
first corporate agreement for the eClassifiedXpress product. CityXpress
recently announced signings with The Fresno Bee, The Telegraph of
Nashua, N.H., and The Telegram and The Western Star of Newfoundland,

eClassifiedXpress operates on CityXpress' XpressMarketplace platform,
which supports the company's successful XpressAuctions event auction

About CityXpress Corp.

CityXpress (, the leading supplier of event auctions,
online marketplaces and e-commerce enabled classifieds for the newspaper
industry, has pioneered event auctions for newspapers since 2002.
CityXpress works with newspapers in the United States, Canada and Europe
to stage local auctions through its hosted software and on-site sales
and customer support services. The company currently provides services
to newspaper companies including Knight Ridder, MediaNews Group, Cox
Enterprises, McClatchy, CanWest Global, Lee Enterprises, Scripps Howard,
Freedom Newspapers, the New York Times Company and the Northcliffe
Newspaper Group. CityXpress is headquartered in Vancouver BC and Seattle
WA. In 2004, CityXpress announced a strategic relationship with Knight
Ridder, the nation's second largest newspaper publisher, to be the
exclusive provider of online auctions for its newspapers.

About MediaNews Group, Inc.

MediaNews Group, Inc is the nation's seventh-largest newspaper company,
with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its
subsidiaries publish 47 daily newspapers and 110 non-daily publications
in 10 states, with daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.2
million and 2.5 million respectively. In addition, MediaNews Group owns
a CBS affiliate in Anchorage Alaska and four radio stations in Texas.
MediaNews Group maintains 74 websites for its daily newspapers and an
umbrella website,

This press release and/or communication contains forward-looking
statements regarding the Company's business strategy and future plans of
operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks
and uncertainties, such as the Company's capital requirements and other
liquidity concerns, fluctuations in demand for newspaper auctions and
for the Company's other products, competition, technological
developments, and other risks and factors. These and other important
factors may cause actual results and performance to differ materially
from the results expressed in or implied by such forward-looking
statements. The forward-looking statements are based on information
available to the Company and speak only as of the date hereof. The
Company does not assume, and expressly disclaims any obligation or duty
to update or revise any of the information presented herein.


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