Skire, Inc.
NYSE : BYD

October 17, 2006 16:56 ET

Skire Announces Boyd Gaming's Echelon as Customer

Skire Selected to Support Boyd Gaming's Large-Scale Development Plans

MENLO PARK, CA--(CCNMatthews - October 17, 2006) - Skire, Inc. (http://www.skire.com), the leading provider of capital program lifecycle management solutions, today announced an agreement with Boyd Gaming Corporation's Echelon Place development, a world class destination that is expected to open in 2010.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Additionally, the Company was recognized by Forbes Magazine as the best managed company in the category of Hotels, Restaurant and Leisure.

The agreement with Skire enables Echelon to utilize the Unifier and uDesigner products for business process automation, collaboration, document management, cost and schedule management, contract management, and reporting.

"We were looking for a system to be both deployed rapidly and configured to meet our specific requirements, which includes collaboration with various external partners," said David Farlin, Vice President & CIO of Echelon Resorts. "We are very excited about the prospects of utilizing Skire's technology solution to support our property development."

"The addition of Boyd Gaming's Echelon Place to Skire's roster of customers helps solidify Skire's position as the leading provider of capital program lifecycle management solutions for the hospitality industry," said Massy Mehdipour, Skire's CEO. "Casino operators around the globe are currently undergoing massive new development projects, and Skire is the partner of choice because of our flexible and easy-to use solutions, owner-centric approach, and proven implementation experience."

About Skire

Skire, Inc. is the leading provider of capital program lifecycle management software. Since 1988, we have been providing end-to-end solutions for hundreds of organizations, including market-leading Fortune 500® companies and leading government agencies from across the country. Skire's Unifier and uDesigner products are now the premier suite of enterprise applications utilized in the execution of large-scale capital programs. Skire helps organizations of all sizes increase productivity, enhance visibility, and accelerate schedules.

Unifier and uDesigner are the industry's only owner-centric solutions designed by a seasoned product development team with decades of experience in complex facility design, construction and operations. Skire brings this deep domain expertise to deliver technologies tailored to industries such as chemicals, commercial construction, consumer goods, education, oil and gas, government, pharmaceutical, power and utilities, pulp and paper, semiconductor, and more. Our products and services are truly unique in the marketplace because we provide unparalleled flexibility, robust capabilities, and a thorough understanding of your industry.

To learn more, please visit us at http://www.skire.com or contact us at 1-866-GoSkire or via email at unifier@skire.com.

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