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Canadian Bar Association Selects Emergis as Preferred Supplier of Electronic Mortgage Processing Services

Canadian Bar Association Selects Emergis as Preferred Supplier of Electronic Mortgage Processing Services

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/19/07 -- Emergis Inc. (TSX: EME) today announced that it has concluded an agreement to become the exclusive preferred supplier of electronic mortgage processing services to the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). According to the five-year Canada-wide agreement, CBA members who handle real estate transactions will be offered favourable pricing on Emergis' Assyst Real Estate solution as it is launched in each province across Canada. The CBA represents some 37,000 lawyers, judges, law teachers, and law students from across Canada.

"Our agreement with the CBA establishes Assyst Real Estate as the industry standard among the Canadian legal community for completing mortgage transactions electronically," said Francois Cote, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emergis. "The CBA will be a valuable partner in communicating the power of our solution to legal professionals, thus ensuring faster adoption throughout Canada.

The Emergis Assyst Real Estate solution is a bilingual, web-based application that electronically links legal professionals and lenders to facilitate instructing, registering, reporting and completing of mortgage loans. Participating lenders can send mortgage instructions electronically to lawyers, notaries and their staff in real time. Mortgage transactions can then be completed from end to end online, in a more secure and confidential manner. Assyst Real Estate speeds up the processing of mortgage transactions, reduces paperwork, cuts back on costs and lowers the risk of clerical error.

"We are pleased to partner with Emergis in offering our members leading-edge technology designed to increase efficiency in their legal practices," said John Hoyles, Chief Executive Officer of the CBA. "The ability to offer lawyers favourable access to this solution will help our members better meet client needs throughout the real estate transaction process. In addition, this agreement demonstrates Emergis' commitment to working with our lawyers over the long-term to develop solutions that meet their requirements as the market changes."

Assyst Real Estate has been an overwhelming success in Quebec where more than 80% of real estate notaries have adopted the solution and almost 400,000 mortgage transactions have been processed online. As part of the national launch of Assyst Real Estate in partnership with a major Canadian bank, Emergis will deploy its solution in British Columbia by the end of this month, in Ontario later this summer, in the Western provinces before the end of 2007 and in the Atlantic provinces during 2008. These deployments will be supported by an adoption program designed to increase the number of lawyers and notaries who use the solution in each region. As part of this program, Emergis has signed integration agreements with suppliers of real estate software to the legal community, such as RemoteLaw - now OneMove Technologies - and Pro-Suite in British Columbia, as well as Do Process Software in Ontario.

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About Emergis

Emergis is an IT leader in Canada that focuses on the health and financial services sectors. It develops and manages solutions that automate transactions and the secure exchange of information to increase the process efficiency and quality of service of its customers. Emergis has expertise in electronic health-related claims processing, health record systems, pharmacy management solutions, cash management and loan document processing and registration. In Canada, Emergis delivers solutions to the main insurance companies, top financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals, large corporations, real estate lawyers and notaries and 2,800 pharmacies. Its electronic health record solutions are also delivered in the U.S. and Australia. The Company's shares (TSX: EME) are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

Certain information in this news release, in various filings with Canadian regulators, in reports to shareholders and in other communications, is forward-looking within the meaning of certain securities laws, and is subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. This forward-looking information includes, among others, information with respect to the Company's objectives and the strategies to achieve those objectives, as well as information with respect to the Company's beliefs, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions. The words "may", "could", "should", "would", "suspect", "outlook", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "target" and similar words and expressions are used to identify forward-looking information. The forward-looking information in this news release describes the Company's expectations as of June 19, 2007.

The results or events predicted in such forward-looking information may differ materially from actual results or events. Material factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from a conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking information include, among others: general economic factors, adverse industry events, the adoption rate of the Company's solutions by customers and by related electronic trading communities, its ability to deliver development and implementation projects in a timely manner, the non-renewal of major contracts which expire in the near term, complexities and timing of signing large customer contracts, customers developing internally the capability to perform the services which the Company performs on their behalf, its response to its industry's rapid pace of change, the limited time to capitalize on market opportunities, competition, pricing pressures, fluctuations in its operating results, its ability to make and integrate acquisitions, failures or material changes in its strategic relationships, exposure under contract indemnities, defects in software or failures in the processing of transactions, security and privacy breaches, its ability to attract and retain key personnel, its ability to protect its intellectual property, intellectual property infringement claims, and industry and government regulation.

When relying on the Company's forward-looking information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. In making the forward-looking information contained in this news release, the Company does not assume any significant acquisitions, dispositions or one-time items. It does assume, however, the renewal of certain customer contracts. Every year, Emergis has major customer contracts that it needs to renew. One of these represents slightly more than 10% of its annual revenue. In addition, the Company also assumes the signature of contracts in new markets in the public health sector. In this regard, Emergis is pursuing large opportunities that present a very long and complex sales cycle, which substantially affect the Company's forecasting abilities. The Company has made certain assumptions regarding the timing of the realization of these opportunities which it thinks is reasonable but which may not be achieved. Furthermore, the pursuit of these larger opportunities does not ensure a linear progression of the Company's revenue and earnings, since they may involve significant up-front fees followed by reduced ongoing payments. The Company has assumed a certain progression, which may not be realized. It has also assumed that the material factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not result in such forward-looking information to differ materially from actual results or events. However, the list of these factors is not exhaustive and is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, refer to the risks and uncertainties section of the Company's 2006 MD&A and to its 2006 Annual Information Form (risks and uncertainties) filed with Canadian regulators.


Emergis Inc.
Jessica McEachern

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