Centra Appoints David Anderson New Vice President of EMEA Sales and Service Operations

October 31, 2002

LEXINGTON, Mass. (October 30, 2002) – Centra (NASDAQ: CTRA), the leading provider of software and services for real-time communication and collaboration, today announced the appointment of David Anderson to its executive management team as Vice President of Sales and Service Operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In his new role, Anderson will report to Paul Daly, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Centra, and will be responsible for leading the company’s EMEA sales, marketing, services, and consulting operations.

“I am very pleased that David is joining our executive team,” said Paul Daly. “With many years of global executive management and consulting experience, David brings with him the expertise needed to help Centra expand our global presence in the real-time communications and collaboration space. Given the current economic environment, it is more crucial than ever to effectively sell and service customers, and build on the successful relationships that we’ve established in the area.”

Anderson brings more than 25 years’ experience in enterprise application sales and management to Centra. He joins the company from Instranet, where he was UK Managing Director. Prior to Instranet, Anderson was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at InterX plc. In addition, he spent five years with Oracle UK in a number of sales management and senior consulting roles, founded his own consulting practice, and has held various sales and sales management positions within Bull Information Systems, IBM UK, Black & Decker and Perkins (Massey Ferguson). Anderson started his career as a Manufacturing Engineer with Caterpillar.

About Centra

Leading with an undisputed track record of helping millions of users to increase revenue and improve overall business performance, Centra enables global corporations, government agencies, and universities to drive greater productivity and lower costs through the industry’s most extensible enterprise software application for real-time business communication and collaboration. Today more than 950 organizations across every industry and market sector choose Centra, including Cadbury Schweppes, Citigroup, AT&T, Procter & Gamble, McKesson, Merck, Nationwide Insurance, Sysco, and Stanford University. Centra’s products are bolstered by a vital ecosystem of strategic partners, including IBM Global Services (formerly PwC Consulting), Deloitte Consulting, EDS, Microsoft, Siebel, Cisco, and Oracle. Headquartered in Boston, Centra operates throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit www.centra.com.

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