Convera Signs Contracts with Aspermont, FMC and Naylor to Develop Specialized Vertical Search Solutions

Agreements will produce vertical search engines for professional communities in Australia, UK and North America

Vienna, Va., Aug. 7, 2007 — Convera Corporation (NASDAQ: CNVR) - www.convera.com - a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers, today announced that it has signed contracts with Aspermont Ltd., FMC Ltd. and Naylor LLC to develop and host specialized vertical search solutions.

Aspermont (ASX: ASP) is a leading print and Internet publisher serving Australia’s mining, oil and gas and related sectors. Convera will develop and host for Aspermont a specialized vertical search tool to serve professionals in the supply chain and logistics industry.

FMC is the leading UK publisher for the dentist and dental community, publishing nearly 100 titles throughout the world, including Dentistry Magazine, the highest circulating dental journal in the UK. The enhanced search capability will be developed with the editorial direction of experts at Dentistry Magazine. The site will enable the specialized dental community to perform highly focused Web searches through carefully selected white lists of relevant sites.

Naylor is a provider of media and event management solutions to trade associations in the U.S. and Canada, serving more than 460 clients in 85 industries, including construction, healthcare, home building, aviation, legal services and interior design. Naylor will work closely with Convera to identify key segments of its client base whose professional members will most benefit from dedicated vertical search capabilities.

“Vertical search is emerging as one of the Web’s most promising marketplaces,” said Patrick Condo, Convera’s president and chief executive officer. “Publishers and content providers like Aspermont, FMC and Naylor are finding that vertical search offers them the crucial opportunity to connect search advertisers to valuable, highly defined demographics.”


Convera’s vertical search solution is a hosted service that requires no upfront capital investment and can be deployed rapidly. Convera currently manages the vertical search capabilities of major specialist publishers around the world.


About Convera®

Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. Many of the world’s largest publishers rely on Convera vertical search services to accelerate their e-publishing strategies, meet growing monetization goals and build loyal online professional communities. Convera is headquartered in Vienna, Va. with major offices in Carlsbad, Ca. and Bracknell, UK. Convera is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol CNVR.

Published on: 12:00AM on 7th August 2007