XML Global’s Vice President of Business Development Co-Authors Groundbreaking Book on ebXML

September 5, 2001

XML Global Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: XMLG), an XML middleware company, announced today that David Webber, XML Global’s Vice President of Business Development, and Alan Kotok, an independent Washington, D.C. based writer on technology, business, and public policy have co-authored a landmark book which is now available for sale in bookstores and over the web.

ebXML: The New Global Standard for Doing Business On the Internet is a new book and the first to tackle and explain the importance the ebXML (electronic business XML) standards designed to expand the use of electronic business throughout the world. Global e-Business is projected to be in the trillions of dollars by the year 2004 and electronic business standards will play an increasingly important role in this growth. The book describes in plain and concise business terms how and why ebXML can make global e-Business a reality for companies of all sizes.

“ebXML will change the way companies worldwide do business,” says Peter Shandro, President and CEO of XML Global Technologies, Inc., a leader in the implementation of ebXML. “This book explains in simple business terms how businesses, large and small, local and international, can profit from ebXML. Our company,” continued Shandro, “is firmly committed to ebXML and has already incorporated the approved ebXML specifications into our Registry and GoXML(TM) software products, allowing companies to jumpstart their ebXML adoption”.

“This book dramatizes the importance of open standards in e-Business,” says Jerry Connors, president of Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA). “The ebXML framework helps e-Business systems work in any industry, anywhere.”

In the book, Kotok and Webber present an executive overview of ebXML, including practical applications of the specifications, followed by a more detailed discussion for line managers and analysts. Readers can get updates on new developments in ebXML and e-Business in general at a special Web site for the book: http://www.ebxmlbook.com Published by New Riders Publishing (ISBN: 0735711178, 384 pages, $US 34.99) the book is available in bookstores and over the Web.

About XML Global Technologies, Inc.

XML Global Technologies, Inc. is an XML middleware company focused on providing a methodical approach to the adoption of XML-based solutions. The Company’s GoXML™ product line provides a family of three complementary solutions based around a patented XML-centric data transformation system:

  • Foundation provides a potent combination of automated business transaction transformation and detection driven with XML rule templates. Storage is provided directly to a native XML database system, complemented with robust support for legacy interchange format and sources such as EDI, and backed with an extensive library of

    business system adapters.

  • EBIX™ server extends the Foundation product with additional workflow control and a multitude of direct connectors to back-end legacy systems.

  • Central broadens these capabilities by providing interchange solutions in Web service environments based on ebXML semantic registry and UDDI directory services registries.

The company is an active member of the ebXML, UDDI, OAG, and OASIS standards initiatives. Founded in May 1999, XML Global has its U.S. headquarters in New York City, and a research and development office in Vancouver, B.C. To learn more please visit www.xmlglobal.com.

About the Authors

David R.R. Webber is Vice-President for Business Development for XML Global Technologies, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is a cofounder of the XML/edi Group and an acknowledged authority on XML. Webber lectures frequently in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, has more than 20 years’ experience implementing business systems in a broad spectrum of industries, and is a U.S. patent holder for advanced EDI software technologies.

Alan Kotok is a Washington, DC reporter and writer on technology, business, and public policy, editor of E-Business Standards Today, published by Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA) and U.S. Techno-Politics on Suite101.com. Kotok joined DISA in October 1999 as standards manager for the OpenTravel Alliance and currently serves as DISA’s Director of Technical Development. He served previously with Graphic Communications Association as V.P. for Electronic Business and 15 years with U.S. Information Agency.

About DISA

The Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA) is home for the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 and industry groups developing cross- industry e-business standards that provide the foundation enabling individuals and organizations to participate in global e-business. Driving an array of e- business initiatives, DISA provides technical and administrative support to its affiliated organizations. ASC X12 serves as the entry point for the United States into the United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT), an international standard relating to the exchange of trade goods and services. To learn more about DISA, visit www.disa.org or call +1 703-548-7005.

Forward Looking Statements

All statements are based on XML Global Technologies, Inc.’s current knowledge and specific assumptions with respect to future business decisions. The actual results of XML Global Technologies, Inc. may differ materially from those indicated by these forward looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Risk Factors section of XML Global Technologies’ recent registration document, SB- 2/A, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.