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BNP Paribas Securities Services Builds Web Strategy On SilverStream Software; Leading European Securities Services Provider Looks Ahead to Promise of Web Services

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BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2001

SilverStream Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSSW) announced today that BNP Paribas Securities Services, the leading provider of securities services in Europe, has successfully built a comprehensive Internet strategy around the SilverStream eXtend(TM) Application Server, furthering BNP Paribas Securities Services' position in the highly competitive European market.

BNP Paribas Securities Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas group with assets under custody in excess of 1.9 trillion euros (USD $1.7 trillion), has built more than a dozen Internet and Intranet applications on the SilverStream eXtend Application Server since 1998, when BNP Paribas Securities Services decided to migrate its client-server applications to an Internet architecture.

At the heart of BNP Paribas Securities Services' technical advances is @PBLink(R), a specialist-client communication tool that handles the reporting operations and capturing instructions for nearly 200 institutional clients spread across the globe. Built on a now outdated DOS application, BNP Paribas Securities Services migrated to an HTML interface using the SilverStream eXtend Application Server, a move enabled by the simplicity and stability of the SilverStream technology.

"With SilverStream, we had an integrated development environment covering 90% of the functions we needed, and most importantly, the promise of conformity to standards," said Laurent Bede, Technical Manager who oversaw the Intranet and Internet @PBLink project. "We carried out a number of qualitative and performance tests on SilverStream to ensure that we had made the right choice - which was confirmed by our later achievements."

@PBLink differentiates itself from competitor's applications through comprehensive functionality and the scope of its infrastructure, which reaches 300 clients, each with at least 10-15 users and up to 300 in some cases. The application's automated deployment allows BNP Paribas Securities Services' customers additional ease-of-use by reducing the need for in-house management.

In building @PBLink, BNP Paribas Securities Services development team also created a comprehensive charter for visual and graphic characteristics, a charter that has become the model for every BNP Paribas Securities Services' Internet and Intranet application built since. These include Intranet applications for managing securities collateral, accounting forecasts for specialized securities, all client-related contact details, stock option plans on both the Internet and Intranet, and the allotment of funds, shares, options and warrants.

Having built a solid foundation, BNP Paribas Securities Services has turned its eyes toward the future and the development of the Web Services market. SilverStream's ongoing commitments to portability and extensibility, evidenced by the company's stringent adherence to J2EE, XML and Web Services standards, has strengthened BNP Paribas Securities Services' faith in SilverStream's vision of the Web Services market and the SilverStream extend suite of products.

"SilverStream eXtend enables customers like BNP Paribas Securities Services to rapidly deliver business-critical applications to the Web and realize the benefits of interoperability using Web Services technologies," said David Litwack, president and CEO of SilverStream Software. "The success that BNP Paribas Securities Services has already experienced using our software is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing superior technology to simplify and accelerate the creation and delivery of sophisticated business applications."

"Web Services will open the way to a new era of standardization, and act as a catalyst for the fusion of heterogeneous information systems," said Laurent Bede. "Web Services are the meeting point between the worlds of Java and Microsoft, with the broad support of standards such as XML, SOAP & UDDI, they enable us to forecast the way our applications would link with those of our future partners, no matter what their underlying technologies are. As one of the first to take up Web Services, SilverStream continues to demonstrate the pioneering spirit that we support 100%."

About BNP Paribas Securities Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services is the premier pan-European bank providing securities services to financial institutions. BNP Paribas Securities Services meets the securities and cash administration requirements of the majority of the world's major financial institutions including international brokerage and e-brokerage firms, securities houses, banks, e-banks and local retail banks, institutional investors, issuers and multinational corporations.

BNP Paribas Securities Services offers securities services in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, as well as in Turkey through a co-operation agreement with Ottoman Bank, the leading local provider.

BNP Paribas Securities Services' success has resulted from our unique pan-European approach, a consistently high quality product and service offering, fully integrated operations and systems technology and the expertise of our dedicated team of investment banking professionals.

About SilverStream Software, Inc.

SilverStream Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSSW) provides the first comprehensive integrated services environment to simplify and accelerate the development of sophisticated business applications. SilverStream's proven technology is based on the best of Java, XML, and Web Services, and enables businesses to unlock the potential of existing systems and rapidly deliver business applications to the Web. SilverStream powers business operations for more than 1,500 customers worldwide including Amerisure Insurance, Home Depot, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Samsung Electronics, Sears and US Cellular. SilverStream's worldwide partner network includes system integrators, independent software vendors, application service providers and other strategic partners such as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Compaq, Deloitte & Touche, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Mercury Interactive, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

SilverStream Software is headquartered in Billerica, Mass. with offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit

SilverStream and jBroker are registered trademarks and SilverStream eXtend is a trademark of SilverStream Software, Inc. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors related to the subject matter of this press release include continued widespread adoption by businesses of Internet business solutions. Other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: market acceptance of our products and services and enhancements thereto including market acceptance of jBroker Web; our ability to expand our eBusiness solutions and services customer base and to provide customers with solutions and services; our ability to develop and enhance our sales and marketing capabilities; development of the marketplace for our products; technological changes; our ability to grow our customer base or generate repeat business; our ability to develop and enhance our products and services; our ability to continue using third party software in our products; protection of our intellectual property; and other risk factors that are discussed in the Company's reports and registration statements filed previously and from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update such statements or the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.

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