ClickTex.com, a business-to-business net market for the textile industry, today announced it has selected eccelerate.com, a company of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB), to provide buyers and sellers on its marketplace with the technology solution and information needed to make more trusted business decisions while conducting online transactions.

ClickTex.com facilitates the distribution of textile goods sourced through multiple supply channels, while reducing inefficiencies by aggregating offerings from sellers. Through integrated technology and standard procedures, the company facilitates transactions between the textile market's fragmented buyers and sellers, helping to save costs and improving efficiency for successive links in the supply chain. Using eccelerate.com's complete solution, consisting of digital certificates and the eccelerate Information Broker, a proprietary software technology that exchanges business information at the point of transaction, ClickTex.com will extend the level of trust for buyers and sellers on its marketplace.

During registration, the identity of any ClickTex.com member, including company and employee information, is authenticated and verified against the Dun & Bradstreet global database of information on more than 58 million businesses. Once the buyer's identity is validated, a Digital Certificate embedded with the D&B D-U-N-S Number (R), Dun & Bradstreet's unique nine-digit global business identifier, is issued. At the time of transaction, the eccelerate Information Broker is automatically activated and works in conjunction with the Digital Certificate to retrieve vital business information from the Dun & Bradstreet database in real time to automate credit, marketing and purchasing decisions.

"ClickTex.com is taking extraordinary efforts to create a level of trust for all of our members," said Michael Rappaport, Vice President of Business Development for ClickTex.com. "Buyers and sellers need to know that ClickTex is taking security and credit worthiness very seriously. eccelerate.com is providing us with the functionality needed for secure online transactions."

Using the eccelerate.com solution and other services offered, ClickTex.com buyers are able to browse an aggregated online catalog, sample, negotiate, transact and track textiles from a selection of pre-qualified global sellers. Meanwhile, sellers gain access to a new pool of credit-rated buyers and are able to transact in a standardized manner.

"We are pleased to provide ClickTex.com with the solution they need to help expand their fast-growing net marketplace," said Andre Dahan, President of eccelerate.com and Dun & Bradstreet - North America. "Through the seamless integration of eccelerate.com's technology and business information capabilities, ClickTex.com members can now benefit from more qualified business relationships and the increased level of trust eccelerate.com brings to transactions."

ClickTex.com's relationship with eccelerate.com enters into immediate operation, providing the growing roster of buyers and sellers with technology and services for facilitating secure online transactions.

About ClickTex.com

ClickTex.com is the leading business-to-business Net marketplace for the textile industry. ClickTex.com allows users to leverage an advanced e-commerce system to save time and money while transacting textiles internationally.

The ClickTex.com team combines over 100 years of global textile industry experience with experts in technology, international trade, logistics, finance, operations, and business development. To learn more about Clicktex.com, please visit the company web site at www.ClickTex.com.

About eccelerate.com

eccelerate.com, a company of the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, is a premier provider of technology and information that empowers eMarketplaces to conduct highly trusted and smart B2B e-commerce transactions. Headquartered in New York City's Silicon Alley, eccelerate.com delivers enhanced trust in online B2B commerce transactions by authenticating and validating business and employee identity. In addition, by leveraging the D&B global database of information on more than 58 million companies, eccelerate.com enables real-time exchange of reliable business information between trading partners and accelerates smart trading decisions at the time of e-commerce transactions. For additional information, please visit the eccelerate.com Web site at http://www.eccelerate.com.

About Dun & Bradstreet Operating Company

Dun & Bradstreet, a company of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB), is the world's leading provider of business-to-business credit, marketing, and purchasing information and receivables management services. Dun & Bradstreet is the global source for instant, relevant business information that powers electronic commerce. Companies of all sizes use D&B data to evaluate business opportunities with confidence and execute transactions at the speed of e-business. The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation also includes Moody's Investors Services, the leading global provider of credit ratings, research, and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets. The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, based in Murray Hill, N.J., operates in 36 countries and produced 1999 revenue of $1.97 billion. More information is available at dnb.com.