April 25, 2001


Immediate Release



Excel Technology And Sun Microsystems Established

The First Java Solution Development Center

For Hong Kong's Banking And Securities Industries




(April 25, 2001, HONG KONG) Excel Technology International (Hong Kong) Limited ("Excel Technology"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Excel Technology International Holdings Limited (stock code: 8048) is pleased to announce the joint establishment of the first Java Solution Development Center in Hong Kong with Sun Microsystems of California Limited ("Sun Microsystems").


The Java Solution Development Center is part of the iForce initiative of Sun Microsystems. The Center aims to showcase a set of fully integrated Java-based solutions developed by Excel Technology for the banking and securities industries. Sun Microsystems has contributed servers, software, training and support, while Excel Technology shall be responsible for the management and solutions development.


The Center initially features Excel Technology's latest products designed for the banking and securities industries, "iBank" and "InterTrade", which are Internet banking and integrated on-line securities trading solutions respectively. The Center not only provides proven e-Solutions based on the Java technology to the banking and finance companies, but also supports them to develop applications to implement their business concepts using the latest and proven Java based technology.


Ms. Peggy Chan, Chairman and CEO of Excel Technology, said, "Excel Technology is dedicated to provide quality and reliable e-Solutions to our banking and finance clients. We are very much committed to the Java technology and we are proud to see our two selected products, "iBank" and "InterTrade" which are developed in Java on open platform, are proven and recognized by the industry. Today, we are delighted to join force with Sun Microsystems to offer our experience and to provide further development and value-added services to our clients through this new Java Solution Development Center. We are confident that this Center will continue to breed innovative solutions which will help our clients leap frog in launching new products and services."


Mr. Danny Tam, General Manager of Sun Microsystems Hong Kong, added, "Excel Technology is reputed for its innovative solutions and technology deployment for the banking and finance companies in the region. As a long-term close partner of Excel Technology, the establishment of the Java Solution Development Center is undoubtedly our continuous collaboration in providing the state-of-the-art and effective e-solutions and services to the industry."