Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce
(New York, NY - June 25, 2003) - Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of ArtToday, Inc. (www.arttoday.com) from International Microcomputer Software, Inc. (OTC "Bulletin Board": IMSI.OB) for $13.0 million in cash, 250,000 restricted shares of Jupitermedia common stock and an earn-out that could result in an additional $4.0 million in cash consideration over the next two years. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, 2003 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
ArtToday.com offers paid online subscriptions for photographs, clipart, Web graphics, animations and fonts. In addition, ArtToday.com, has a network of design-oriented Web sites that provide graphic users with royalty free content at affordable prices. These sites include Photos.com (www.photos.com), ClipArt.com (www.ClipArt.com), Graphics.com (www.graphics.com), FlashComponents.com (www.flashcomponents.com) and RebelArtist.com (www.rebelartist.com), among others. ClipArt.com is the largest subscription-based graphics resource on the Web with more than 2.5 million clipart images, animations, photos, fonts and sounds. The entire ArtToday.com network of Web sites generates in excess of 30 million page views per month and has approximately 3.0 million unique visitors per month.
"We are very pleased to be able to acquire one of the leading paid subscription resources on the Web," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Jupitermedia. "The acquisition of ArtToday.com and its large graphics-oriented readership brings new and diversified revenue and business opportunities for Jupitermedia, while further extending our resources for Web development, Web design, interactive marketing and the technology industry. We also expect significant marketing and business synergies between ArtToday.com and our internet.com/EarthWeb.com Network as well as our numerous trade shows. If completed, we expect that this acquisition will be immediately accretive to our earnings," stated Meckler.
About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), (http://www.jupitermedia.com) headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information, research and media resources for information technology and Internet industry professionals. Jupitermedia includes the internet.com and EarthWeb.com Network of over 150 Web sites and 175 e-mail newsletters that generate over 200 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes Jupiter Research, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 11 vertical markets. In addition, Jupiter Events include nearly 40 offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business- specific topics, including Computer Digital Expo, America`s 21st Century Enterprise IT Conference & Expo (http://www.cdxpo.com).
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Mary Ann Boland
Marketing & Public Relations Associate