Select News Release

Patriot Coal Acquires NOMAD Software License from Select Business Solutions

Trumbull, CT January 15, 2009: Patriot Coal, the third largest producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, has acquired a NOMAD software license from Select Business Solutions. With 16 mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin, Patriot Coal ships to domestic and international electric utilities, industrial users and metallurgical coal customers, and controls approximately 1.9 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. Patriot Coal selected NOMAD since it is a worldwide leader in end user reporting, data extraction and analysis providing efficient access to mainframe data sources including DB2, VSAM, IMS, IDMS, and Teradata.

NOMAD has provided data management solutions to large corporations for many years. Solutions include data marts, data warehouses, operational data stores and many unique implementations. NOMAD can be used to extract, transform, and load data from many mainframe systems to provide a centralized data structure for applications or analysis. NOMAD and UltraQuest, the web-based version, support the full spectrum of users from business user to power user through menu-driven or web-based interfaces.

Select Business Solutions is a leading international software company with customers drawn from the Global 1000. Select provides comprehensive solutions consisting of tools and services for information access and enterprise reporting, as well as business critical IT software development, deployment and management. Select's web site has been divided by our two divisions - Mainframe Tools (NOMAD & UltraQuest) and Application Development Tools (Select Solution Factory & Select Process Director).

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