KOREM acquires Primus Geographics and strengthens its position in the United States



    QUEBEC CITY, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - KOREM, a leader in the development
and integration of Web-mapping solutions and geographic information systems,
today announced the acquisition of Primus Geographics Inc. (Primus), an US
company specializing in location-based software, data and services.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company commercializes their products
and services throughout the United States.
    "The main objective of this first acquisition aims at strengthening our
penetration of the US market by providing KOREM with a proven sales force in
the territory", said Sebastien Vachon, KOREM founding President. "KOREM's
market position is an enviable one. Over the last years, KOREM has had
tremendous success selling geospatial and business intelligence solutions to a
diverse base of major Canadian and US customers in industries such as banking
and insurance, public safety, telecommunications, oil and gas, and
distribution. KOREM is very proud of the Primus acquisition which perfectly
fits with our overall growth plan" added Mr. Vachon.
    Founded in 1998, Primus Geographics has worked with over 400 companies
and organizations many of which are Fortune 500 companies. The US company has
forged many strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as PBBI, NAVTEQ,
SRC, Microsoft, Tele Atlas, etc. These alliances allow Primus to provide their
customers with high quality products and services, crafted just for their
organization's growing needs. Primus has been recognized as an industry
leading VAR over the past five years by receiving "Partner of the Year" awards
from several of its key technology partners.
    "Primus Geographics was started 11 years ago and has steadily grown into
a business that continues to exceed our expectations" said Guy Larson, Primus
co-founder and President. "I have known KOREM for many years and I am very
proud of the agreement that we have reached. Primus has built an important
customer base over the years and will give KOREM the opportunity to market
their products and services to that customer base leveraging Primus' staff
expertise. I am convinced that Primus will contribute to KOREM's expansion and
continue in delivering the best solutions to their customers", he concluded.

    About Primus Geographics

    Primus Geographics Inc. is a consulting company that specializes in
location. We offer a range of "best-of-breed" spatial software, data and
services to help you make better business decisions. We will help guide you
through the myriad of options to determine the right solution, crafted just
for your organization's needs. From powerful and customized desktop mapping
applications to fully integrated Web-based enterprise-wide deployments, Primus
Geographics will help you integrate powerful geographic technology in your
business applications. Primus Geographics is Business Intelligence Through
Geography(TM).

    About KOREM

    Founded in 1993, KOREM develops and implements integrated, evolving and
high quality geospatial solutions that meet customers strategic and management
requirements on a national and international scale. KOREM's workforce
capacities, expertise and creativity have contributed to put together
solutions to better locate, describe, disseminate, understand and analyze the
information improving decision-making throughout organizations. The mastering
of these fields of knowledge combined with business intelligence and
geospatial allows KOREM to accommodate clients with diverse needs. ISO
9001:2000 certified, KOREM assures its clientele of high-level standards of
services and top-quality satisfaction, based on dynamic and reliable work
parameters. For more information, visit www.korem.com.




For further information:

For further information: Anne-Andrée Morin, KOREM, (418) 647-1555, Toll
free: 1 (888) 440-1627, Fax: (418) 647-1666, info@korem.com; www.korem.com;
Guy Larson, Primus Geographics, (877) 692-0306, Fax: (720) 200-4323,
info@primusgeo.com; www.primusgeo.com

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