Roger Schroder
(859) 344-1925

David Lord - Blanc & Otus
(512) 335-8771 x13 to Acquire CCITRIADís Automotive Recycling Division

Customers to Receive Access to Internet Services and Renowned Customer

Fort Wright, Kentucky and Austin, Texas - May 16, 2003 -, a leading provider of Web services for auto recyclers, today 
announced an agreement with CCITRIAD, a leading provider of data services 
and management and information systems for the automotive aftermarket and
hardlines and lumber industries, to acquire the assets of CCITRIADís
Automotive Recycling Division (ARD). The agreement includes the purchase
of ARDís software, systems, Hollander Interchange License and other

CCITRIADís ARD group has more than 1,200 customers in the U.S. and
Canada. ARDís customers use three distinct products: Orionô, Checkmateģ
and Compassô for optimized parts searches, inventory management and
communications. intends to integrate the ARD business
operations and employees into Car-Part.comís operations upon completion
of the acquisition. Terms of the agreement call for the transition to
begin immediately upon closing and to be seamless to Auto Recyclers.
Economic terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Once the acquisition is completed, plans to adopt a best of
breed approach to enhance the Orion, Compass, and services
to work together more seamlessly and to execute world class customer
service standards across all product lines. Plans also call for to offer its Web services to all Checkmate, Orion, and
Compass customers and to accelerate investments in ARD products to
better support the needs of the Auto Recycler.

"The industry is increasingly demanding software and technology that
connects recyclers to all of its customers", said Jeff Schroder,
president of "We are excited to provide Checkmate
customersí access to the many new buyers provided by Car-Part.comís
services including 1700 recyclers, Internet buyers, shops and adjusters
accessing recycled parts integrated within the estimating systems of our
partners. This furthers our goal of providing Internet services to any
recycler independent of their Inventory Management System."

ABOUT CAR-PART.COM was the first service to offer auto recycler inventory on
the Web. On-line since May 1998, is a leading provider of
Web services for recyclers.'s turnkey solution provides
inventory searching, web hosting, design, promotion, and email services
to recyclers. Additionally, its Trading Partner service gives recyclers
custom parts locating with "hot-key" access from their Inventory
Management System. currently serves 57 million parts from
1700 recyclers. The service generates 900,000 hits and 78,000 part
searches per day and successfully sells recyclers' parts. For more
information, contact Roger Schroder at 859-344-1925 (email:, or visit the web site at

CCITRIAD ( is a leading provider of data services,
management and information systems for the automotive aftermarket and
hardlines and lumber industries. The company offers the most
comprehensive set of solutions, including content-rich database
products, turnkey computer systems, highly specialized customer support
and maintenance service options, and business consulting. CCITRIADís
domain expertise helps its customers improve service levels, reduce
inventory costs and increase profitability.

The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts
are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to
statements as to as to the transition of the ARD business, the fit
between the products and services with those of CCITRIAD,
the working relationship between and CCITRIAD and the
opportunities for our customers. Investors are cautioned that
forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and subject to
risks. Actual results may differ materially from the future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include but are
not limited to those risks and uncertainties surrounding the ability of
CCITRIAD and to close the transactions contemplated by the
operative agreements, to transition the ARD business and to work
together in the future as well as those other risks and uncertainties
identified in CCITRIAD's (Cooperative Computing, Inc.) most recent
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K, each of
which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
CCITRIAD and assume no duty to update information contained
in this document at any time.

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