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Dow Agrosciences Joins Rowecom's Growing List

Dow Agrosciences Joins Rowecom's Growing Client List

WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 29, RNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- RoweCom Inc. (Nasdaq: ROWE), The leading provider of business-to-business e- commerce solutions for managing the acquisition of knowledge resources, today announced Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), as one of its newest clients.

Under the one-year agreement, RoweCom's kStore will be installed on Dow AgroSciences' Intranet and will be available to employees in the company's Indianapolis headquarters.

From their desktops, these workers will be able to purchase from among RoweCom's global content offering of over 200,000 titles and millions of books via RoweCom partner

In addition, the company will be using RoweCom's kLibrary service for its San Diego facility.

As one of RoweCom's newest clients, Dow AgroSciences joins other leaders in the biotechnology field such as Roche Biosciences, Corixa Corporation and Affymetrix.

"We look forward to enhancing Dow AgroSciences competitive edge by enabling its employees to work smarter," said Jim Krzywicki, RoweCom's Senior Vice President for Knowledge Resources.

"As a global leader in biotechnology, Dow AgroSciences' choice of kStore is testament to the strength and Comprehensiveness of our service and reflects the need in corporate America for a single source for knowledge resources." About RoweCom Inc.

A first mover in business-to-business e-commerce, RoweCom Inc.

develops and operates Web-based services that enable businesses to manage the acquisition of knowledge resources such as magazines, newspapers, journals and books.

RoweCom's flagship services, Knowledge Store (kStore) and Knowledge Library (kLibrary), provide new levels of control, convenience, and cost-savings, allowing companies to order, pay for and manage over 200,000 titles online as well as millions of discounted books via RoweCom partner

With clients ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to academic libraries, RoweCom serves organizations with intensive knowledge requirements and high-volume purchases.

Faxon, a long-established leader in academic information services, joined RoweCom in October 1999 to offer expanded Internet and e-commerce tools as well as new levels of control, convenience, and cost- savings to their clients.

Backed by the strength of an international leader, Faxon, RoweCom Academic and Biomedical Services, provides print and e-journal services that simplify the access and management of information, as well as tools for budgeting, distance-learning, and more.

The publicly held company (Nasdaq: ROWE) is headquartered in Westwood, Mass.

And has offices in North America, Europe and Australia as well as a presence in South America, Japan and the Middle East.

In December 1999, RoweCom announced plans to acquire NewsEdge Corporation (Nasdaq: NEWZ) in a transaction expected to close in the first half of 2000.

Visit the RoweCom Website at

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release may contain forward-looking statements made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.

RoweCom's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.

Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the Company's SEC filings.


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