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Prominent Board Members Offer Public Sector Expertise

San Antonio, Texas - March 17, 2003 -Orbis Online, a leading provider of reverse auction and tactical sourcing services, today announced the creation of a government advisory board established for the purpose of contributing to the strategic direction of the company's public sector business. Comprised of highly recognized and well-respected individuals in the public sector, the Orbis Online government advisory board will hold its inaugural strategic planning session on March 21, 2003.

"Now more than ever, public entities at every level are being asked to trim budgets," said James Strader, CEO of Orbis Online. "Through our reverse auction technology and services, Orbis Online offers an excellent means for fostering competition among potential suppliers providing the highest quality goods and services, while achieving a better bottom line for the agency. Our distinguished government advisory board will provide valuable expertise and insight to ensure that we are effectively meeting the needs of public entities at all levels."

Orbis Online's advisory board includes: Chairman, Lou Fox, former city manager of San Antonio, and members; Mrs. Lila Cockrell, mayor emeritus, City of San Antonio; Ken Hair, CMSgt, USAF Ret., Director of Marketing, Development and Communications, Air Force Enlisted Foundation; Bill Hansell, former executive director of the International City Managers' Association; Tom Loeffler, four-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives; Saul Ramirez, former mayor of Laredo and Deputy Secretary of HUD; and Mrs. Naoko Shirane, senior advisor of the Texas Japan Office.

"I am excited about the depth of the experience of the board," said Chairman Lou Fox. "It is time for the entire public sector to realize the significant savings in time and money achieved by the utilization of Orbis Online's powerful tools. It will be the job of the government advisory board to facilitate that process."

About Orbis Online, Inc.
Orbis Online, Inc., offers powerful Java/XML technologies, and reverse auction and tactical sourcing services, customized to benefit buyers and suppliers throughout the world. Many world-class companies and large governmental agencies benefit from contractual relationships with Orbis Online, whose technology and services achieve true market pricing and make the buying process more efficient. For more information about Orbis Online, Inc., please visit our website at www.OrbisOnline.com, or call (210) 576-7600. Demonstrations of Orbis Online's unique auction platforms are available at the website: www.wsdemo.com or can be facilitated by contacting Orbis Online directly.

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