SUN MICROSYSTEMS AND MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ANNOUNCE STAROFFICE DONATION

3/26/2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced a donation to the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China that will make StarOffice[tm] 6.0 (branded StarSuite[tm] in Asian markets) an office suite of choice in schools throughout China. Today's donation will provide unlimited access to one of the world's largest open productivity suites based on open source development. The technology will be available to be replicated and distributed to the students, teachers and administrators of the educational institutions governed by the ministry. Sun and the MOE will work closely on the development of a competitive software industry in China that produces top-quality software for domestic and global markets. The discussions today are a major expansion of the existing relationship between Sun and the MOE.

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