LOS ANGELES - July 6, 2005 - D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced two separate, exclusive distribution agreements that will provide product distribution for the United States and Canada. For the US, D3PA signed an agreement with Ditan Corporation, and in the Canadian market, Ditan/Synergex Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Synergex Corporation (TSX-V: SYX) will represent D3PA. Among the first titles to be distributed by Ditan Corporation and Ditan/Synergex Canada Inc. for D3PA is the recently announced Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for Nintendo's Game BoyÂ® Advance platform scheduled for release in Q4 of 2005.
"As we expand our operations at D3PA, strong, flexible distribution and logistics partners will become critical to our success," commented Kim Motika, vice president of sales and operations for D3PA. "Ditan Corporation has an excellent track record of supporting third party publishers in the United States and they will underpin D3PA's strategy of releasing licensed titles on current generation platforms and producing original titles on next generation platforms."
Motika continued, ""Ditan/Synergex provides us with the support in Canada that will allow us to enter the market in a position of strength, with the tools to maximize our product release schedule."
The agreement with Ditan Corporation, based in Sayreville, New Jersey, provides D3PA with distribution and logistics support for its products utilizing Ditan's state-of-the-art information systems in conjunction with point-of-origin shipping capabilities and retail compliance expertise.
"The best thing we can do for our customers is to execute distribution and supply-chain strategies flawlessly so that our customers, like D3Publisher, can focus on what they do best - create new, exciting titles for the gaming market," said Ron Novotny, president and CEO of Ditan Corporation. "We're proud to have been chosen by a world leader like D3Publisher of America to play a role in bringing such fantastic titles to consumers."
Under terms of the exclusive distribution agreement, Ditan/Synergex Canada Inc. will represent D3PA in Canada, providing complete product distribution services, as well as electronic data interchange ("EDI") with retailers throughout Canada.
"We are excited that D3Publisher of America, Inc. has chosen to use our services for distributing their products in Canada and we look forward to supporting their distribution requirements in Canada. We believe this agreement further validates our value proposition of providing cost effective and comprehensive distribution solutions in Canada that enable our customers to focus more on their core businesses," said David Aiello, President and CEO of Synergex Corporation.
Ditan Corporation is a leading logistics management and retail distribution provider specializing in direct-to-store distribution of innovative, time-sensitive products. Ditan's clients include manufacturers, publishers, major retail chains and distributors. By utilizing state-of-the-art information systems in conjunction with point-of-origin shipping capabilities and retail compliance expertise, Ditan reduces inventories, cuts transportation costs, speeds deliveries, and improves customer service for its customers. For more information, please visit www.ditan.com.
Synergex Corporation is leading provider of technology-based outsourcing services focused on optimizing customer business processes. Synergex serves a broad base of customers that includes a number of multinational enterprises. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and currently employs approximately 140 people. For further information, please visit www.synergexcorp.com.
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3Publisher, with headquarters in Tokyo. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers and the major console platforms including Game BoyÂ® Advance, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM, PlayStationÂ® game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, and the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3p.us.