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November 13, 2003

For Immediate Release
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Empress Software Signs SWD Software for Distribution of Embedded EMPRESS RDBMS in Russia

Beltsville, MD, November 13, 2003 - Empress Software, developers of EMPRESS, "The Embedded Real-Time Database", announces SWD Software Ltd. of St. Petersburg, Russia as an official Empress distributor for the Russian Federation. With 12 years of experience in marketing and supporting advanced solutions for embedded real time system manufacturers, SWD Software is well positioned to match Empress offerings to the sophisticated requirements of Russian customers.

SWD Software will now market and support all Empress products including EMPRESS RDBMS development systems, run-time licenses, application programming interfaces, database servers for ODBC, JDBC and replication and the EMPRESS real-time data collector.

"Russian system engineers are high-level specialists who can take advantage of Empress superior features, especially the kernel level C API," asserts John Kornatowski, president of Empress Software. "SWD Software provides us with strong local expertise in the rapidly growing Russian market."

Empress Software will participate at the "QNX Russia 2003" conference, hosted by SWD Software, which takes place in St. Petersburg on November 19th and 20th, 2003. Serge Savchenko, vice president channel sales for Empress Software, will participate as an invited speaker presenting EMPRESS RDBMS at the conference and will lead a workshop dedicated to migrating obsolete database technologies to the Empress Embedded Real-Time Database.

"Signing the Empress distributor agreement is a strong vote of confidence in SWD Software's ability to serve the challenging embedded systems niche in the Russian market, " states Leonid Agafonov, director of sales, SWD Software Ltd. "Now as an official Empress distributor, SWD will be able to supply all Empress products cost effectively and generate advanced solutions with excellent technical support."

About SWD Software Ltd.

Since 1991, SWD Software has specialized in software and hardware distribution, as well as technical support and development for customers in the Russian Federation. SWD Software offers a wide spectrum of software and hardware solutions for building process control and automation systems, and developing diverse embedded applications. SWD Software also offers its customers a range of services, from pre-sales analysis to technical support to custom engineering. SWD Software manages a network of resellers in Russia and countries of the former USSR and maintains strong business relationships with leading Russian system integrators. For more information, please call +7-812-373-0260, visit www.swd.ru or send e-mail to info@swd.ru.

About Empress Software, Inc.

Empress Software develops and supports the Empress embedded real-time data management system. EMPRESS RDBMS is a full-featured, high-performance database engine especially designed for developers operating on UNIX, Windows or real-time environments. Empress has been utilized successfully in diverse fields including image and voice management, telecommunications, medical systems, telephony systems, geographical information systems and network management. For more information, please call 301-220-1919. Check our web site at www.empress.com or send e-mail to info@empress.com.

Empress Software Inc.               Empress Software Inc.
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