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Group 8760's GISBAgent® Electronic Commerce Solution Selected as Finalist for Award at Electronic Commerce World 2000

October 6, 2000 • Orlando, Florida

Group 8760's GISBAgent® has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Electronic Commerce Community Ovation (EC*CO) award at the Electronic Commerce World 2000 Conference here.

GISBAgent®, an electronic delivery mechanism that has been certified by the Gas Industry Standards Board (GISB), was nominated for an EC*CO award in the Enterprise Application Integration category.

The EC*CO awards were created to recognize outstanding products or services in the electronic commerce marketplace. They are presented to companies offering products or services that are deemed unique and innovative by a panel of judges representing a cross section of academia, business and the media.

"It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the e-commerce world," said Jim Mark, chief operating officer of Group 8760. "GISBAgent® has received praise from our customers since its launch in March of this year. We have worked hard to develop a superior product that leverages our clients' existing infrastructure yet positions them for future e-commerce initiatives."

Used extensively in the natural gas industry for inbound and outbound Internet electronic data interchange (EDI) and other file transport between trading partners over the Internet, GISBAgent® has also been chosen by electric distribution companies in the Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio deregulated marketplaces.

Group 8760's enabling technology, the InsideAgent® component architecture, provides the electronic infrastructure that allows clients to connect directly with customers, suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and other trading partners.

Additional information on Group 8760 is available on the Internet at or by contacting Helen Markland or Jim Mark at (205) 250-8053.