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bigboXX.com heralds bright future

Hong Kong, June 26th , 2000 - bigboXX.com, Hong Kong's premier b2b e-commerce business, reported today a 100% successful phase 1 in operation.

The portal dedicated to serving office administration and finance managers now offers more than 4,000 products from over 100 suppliers, to 75 of Hong Kong's major corporations and institutions.

"In our first phase we had planned to only accept up to 35 of Hong Kong's largest customers as we rigorously tested all our integration systems and security. However, this period has been so successful we have allowed this to double and we will continue to add customers at a weekly rate of 30% leading up to our full operational date in early July", said Stephen Winterhalder, Chief Operating Officer of bigboXX.com.

"We have our trucks and distribution team operational, our 50,000 sq.ft warehouse stocked up and our newly appointed key account sales team trained and in place", continued Mr Winterhalder. "We are providing a significantly different offer which is clearly already popular. Our free service provides our customers with absolute power of control, customisation and complete flexibility in choice of product and business information."

bigboXX.com operates on a technology platform specifically designed and built for the business. Based on a number of mySAP.com enterprise applications, the infrastructure solution provides the vital integration between bigboXX.com's front-end website and the back-end operational systems.

bigboXX.com uses a state-of-the-art e-payment solution provided by HSBC. All financial transactions are direct with HSBC in a completely secure environment and no credit card information will be lodged with bigboXX.com.

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Notes To Editors:

1) bigboXX.com is a member company of Hutchison Whampoa's E-commerce Resources.

2) bigboXX.com offers a comprehensive range of office supplies and and business services at highly competitive prices.

3) Web features offered include customised favourite items lists, standing orders, group account workflow for multiple users (orderers), authorisation limits, approval workflow, order status tracking (warehouse/transit/delivered), order history analysis by order point/category/product, and payment status of past deliveries.

For further information:

bigboXX.com - Rufus Parkinson 2189 7210
GCI Group - Nicholas Walters 2911 9100