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Sun Ups Training Ante With New Education Centre

AUCKLAND - September 29, 2000

Sun Microsystems New Zealand is making a significant investment in customer education with the opening of a new training centre in Auckland and the appointment of a New Zealand training manager.

The new centre will offer a wide range of courses for Sun's market-leading UNIX hardware and software solutions, as well as having a strong focus on Internet and e-commerce technologies with courses covering Java, Forte development tools and iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions.

Rachel Baigent has been appointed to the position of New Zealand Training Manager, and will be responsible for the new training centre and for Sun's existing training facility in Wellington.

Based in Auckland, Ms Baigent will work closely with SolNet Ltd, Sun's Independent Sales Organisation, and with Sun Enterprise Services and Sun's educational consulting division to offer comprehensive training solutions.

"Part of the focus of my role will be to communicate to Sun customers that we are a lot more than a training centre and that we offer a range of solutions including instructor courses, on-site training, customised courses, and new Web learning courses," Ms Baigent said.

"Working with Sun's Education Consulting Services division, I will also be involved in offering customers staff skills analysis - not just in using Sun products but covering the full suite of their IT requirements - to ensure that personnel take the best course of action to develop appropriate skills."

Raewyn Abbott has also joined the Sun education team as the Sun Microsystems NZ Registrar. She will handle the 0800 SUN EDU service and respond to Web enquiries which in the past were directed to the Australian registration team.

The new Auckland training centre is located at Level 17, The Oracle Observation Deck, 56 Wakefield Street, Auckland.

For more information contact:

Rachel Baigent 47 Wakefield Street P.O.Box 6619 Auckland Telephone 09 976 6818 Mobile 021 2244 368 Fax 09 976 6877 Email rachel.baigent@sun.com

Sun Microsystems, Inc. Home Page: http://www.sun.co.nz

About Sun Microsystems, Inc. Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, "The Network Is The ComputerTM," has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), to its position as a leading provider of high quality hardware, software and services for establishing enterprise-wide intranets and expanding the power of the Internet. With more than USD$15 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 150 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://www.sun.co.nz

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Jini, Solaris, Sun Developer Connection and The Network is the Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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Amanda McVitty Marketing Communications Manager SolNet Ltd. PO Box 397 Wellington New Zealand

Phone: 64-4-462-0700 Fax: 64-4-462-0775 DDI: 64-4-462-0724 Mobile: 021-898-798 Email: amandam@newzealand.sun.com


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