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Zend/PHP Conference and Expo Continues to Attract Industry Leaders

Intel, eBay, and PayPal Join List of Top-tier Sponsors and Keynote Speakers; Google's Adam Bosworth and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Investment Bank CIO to Present

CUPERTINO, CA - August 29, 2005 - Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, and creator of products and services supporting the development, deployment and management of PHP-based applications, today announced it has expanded the top-tier lineup of speakers and participants for the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo being held October 18-21, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California. Joining as Platinum and Silver sponsors are Intel Corporation, eBay, and PayPal. Showcasing the worldwide importance of Open Source technology and PHP, Google Vice President of Development Adam Bosworth, Jon Bork, director of Intel's Open Source Program Office and international investment banking guru and Global CIO J.P. Rangaswami from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein will offer keynote presentations at the conference.

Mr. Bosworth, Mr. Bork and Mr. Rangaswami join an early "who's who" lineup of speakers that includes Marc Andreesen, co-founder of Netscape and currently chairman of Opsware, Rod A. Smith, vice president of Emerging Technology for IBM and Stephen O'Grady, senior analyst and co-founder of market research firm RedMonk.

The conference, "Power Your Business with PHP," will emphasize both business and technical sessions, targeted at executive management and technical staff. KB Conferences of Seattle is producing the event.

"We are really seeing a lot of excitement and momentum for the Conference, from different markets and countries around the world," said Michel Gerin, vice president of marketing for Zend Technologies. "The addition of technology and international banking leaders, like Intel, Oracle, and Dresdner speaks volumes about what attendees should expect. The event will showcase how leading businesses have successfully implemented PHP within their organizations and how any size organization can benefit from PHP."

Power Your Business with PHP:

The conference, slated for October 18-21, 2005, will include daily keynote addresses, technical and business sessions, an exhibit hall and evening activities. The event will include a wide range of sessions, from hands-on tutorials for PHP developers, to business case studies highlighting PHP-based enterprise solutions from Fortune 1000 companies. As part of the conference, attendees will also be able to participate in pre-conference Training and Certification sessions hosted by Zend.

To learn more about the conference, please visit the conference website at http://zend.kbconferences.com/. Early Registration discounts, offering a $400 savings on the full tutorial and conference pass, will expire on August 31st. The site will be updated regularly with the latest conference information, including sponsorship opportunities, exhibit space information and the press program.

About Zend Technologies, Inc.

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. Zend's founders are the architects of PHP, which is used by more than twenty two million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. Deployed at more than 8,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is privately held and venture funded with investments from Azure, Index, Intel Capital, Platinum, SAP Ventures and Walden Israel. For more information, please visit http://www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

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Press Contacts:

Michel Gerin
Zend Technologies
408.253.8800
michel@zend.com

Candace Locklear
Sparkpr
415.962.8200 x 205
candace@sparkpr.com

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