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  Bayer MaterialScience AG standardizes on Matrikon's alarm management solution

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Alarm Management Highlights

§ Bayer MaterialScience AG standardizes on Matrikon's alarm management solution based on ProcessGuard and Alarm MOCCA

§ Bayer MaterialScience AG plans to install Matrikon's alarm management solution at 40 sites worldwide

§ ProcessGuard provides a solution to address timely issues such as plant performance, reliability and compliance

§ ProcessGuard is installed in over 100 chemical and petrochemical plants worldwide

§ Matrikon's total solution for alarm management includes technology implementation and deployment, training, corporate philosophy development and rationalization services to achieve and sustain improvements

Edmonton, Alberta & Köln, Germany - November 22, 2005

Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK), a leading provider of industrial plant intelligence solutions, today announced that Bayer MaterialScience AG, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and high performance plastics, has chosen ProcessGuard as its process control technology standard for alarm management at 40 sites across the globe.

Matrikon's alarm management solution provides the methodology and technology to systematically integrate and administer an effective alarm management strategy. The results include reducing the number of alarms, increased productivity and safe and reliable operation of industrial facilities.

"ProcessGuard's alarm performance indicators provide instant visibility to plant performance and will allow Bayer MaterialScience AG to benchmark and compare alarm performance across all plants around the world," said Dr. Klaus Schäfer, head of Technology Services, Bayer MaterialScience AG. "This will help us to focus on areas that experience high alarm loads, thus assisting in the identification of unwanted nuisance alarms, as well as those that present an opportunity to improve plant productivity and reliability. Ongoing monitoring of the performance indicators will focus individual sites as well as the whole organization on achieving continuous improvement."

"We are seeing a growing tendency in European process industries to address alarm management issues on a larger, more strategic scale," said Timo Klingenmeier , managing director of Matrikon Deutschland. "ProcessGuard provides Bayer MaterialScience AG with a solution that addresses plant performance, reliability and compliance issues while assisting with overall performance improvement."

To serve the growing German market, Matrikon is delivering a German version of ProcessGuard and Alarm MOCCA. In addition, Matrikon's global operations will provide round-the-clock support to Bayer MaterialScience AG facilities on three continents.

ProcessGuard's ability to connect to and collect information from a variety of control systems makes it easy to adopt as a corporate standard and enables performance comparison across the organization.

About Bayer MaterialScience AG

Bayer MaterialScience AG, which belongs to the Bayer Group, achieved sales of EUR 8.6 billion in 2004 and is a leading manufacturer of high-tech materials and innovative system solutions used in countless everyday products. At present, a large part of the company's sales is already achieved with products that occupy leading positions on the global market. Consumer industries include automotive manufacturers and suppliers and companies from the fields of electrical engineering/electronics, construction and lifestyle, and sport and leisure. The company has production facilities at 40 sites around the world and a workforce of approx. 17,900

About Matrikon
Matrikon is a leading provider of industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Australia , Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of manufacturing and process industries, Matrikon's reach is global.

For more information, contact:

Nicole Sayler

Matrikon Inc.
Phone: 780-945-4010

nicole.sayler@matrikon.com