Convera® to Build Vertical Search Solution for Business Publisher Centaur Media PLC

Vienna, Va., Mar. 1st, 2007 — Convera Corporation (NASDAQ: CNVR),, a leading provider of search technologies for publishers, today announced it has signed an agreement with Centaur Media PLC to develop a customized Web search solution. Financial details were not disclosed.

About Convera®

Convera® is a leading provider of search technologies for professional workers. Convera has developed a unified product platform that makes sense of vast amounts of information—wherever it resides—across multiple data formats, languages and meanings. Based on proprietary technologies that extract relevant results from public and private data, Convera enables professionals to quickly retrieve exactly the information essential for action. The Convera search platform is delivered as a hosted service, software or a bundled hardware and software package. Thousands of government and business professionals in 40 countries rely on Convera search solutions to power a broad range of mission critical applications.

About Centaur Media PLC
Centaur's product portfolio currently includes 10 weekly or fortnightly magazines, 21 other magazines, over 20 online products or services, 25 awards or other sponsored events, 20 exhibitions and 80 conferences.

Centaur reports its results within 5 distinct business sector segments, namely Marketing and Creative, Legal and Financial, Engineering and Construction, Perfect Information and Other. The first 3 segments comprise principally the following vertical business communities in which Centaur publishes market-leading magazine titles: Marketing Services, Creative Services, New Media, Retail Financial Products, Legal Services, Engineering, Private Homebuilding. Centaur also enjoys strong positions in a number of other specialist communities, namely HR, Construction, Antique Rugs and Textiles, Supply Chain & Logistics, Recruitment and Public/Private Finance. In addition, it serves the Business Travel community with 3 leading trade shows in the UK and overseas and an associated web service.

Published on: 12:00AM on 1st March 2007