EPals(TM) Announces Partnership with Pearson's Online Learning Exchange(TM) (OLE)

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WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN), an education media and social learning company, today announces a partnership with Pearson Online Learning Exchange (OLE) to license for use content from the ePals' digital content library to the OLE platform. ePals is known for its award-winning and educational children's content and a global community connecting over 200 countries and territories. This licensing arrangement for the OLE platform is the latest extension of Pearson's use of ePals content in its products and services.

"We are excited to enhance our OLE offering with ePals' strong grade-leveled content in science, social studies and literature," said Pearson Senior Vice President Lynda Cloud. "Our goal is to provide the best content and tools out there and working with ePals is another strong step in that direction." The Pearson OLE platform brings together high quality content and tools allowing teachers to customize standards-based lessons. 

"We are pleased to help Pearson OLE provide their customers with digital content for 21st century learning," said Katya Andresen, ePals, Inc. CEO. "In providing Pearson OLE a rich library of content, we join them in the mission to deliver standards-based quality educational content to children."

ePals' multimedia content is cross-discipline, digital and physical, multi-lingual and created for grades K-12. Contributing to the content are 18 children's publications including Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket, Cobblestone, Muse, Odyssey, Faces, Cicada, Appleseeds, Ask, Dig, Calliope and Iguana. Recently, the Parents' Choice Foundation selected each of the magazines as a winner of the Spring 2014 Parents' Choice Award.

About the Online Learning Exchange
Pearson's Online Learning Exchange saves teachers time searching with a comprehensive K-12 digital library of Common Core teaching resources and simple tools to create their own customized lessons. Sign up for free 30-day trial by clicking here or to learn more about Pearson's Online Learning Exchange, visit http://www.onlinelearningexchange.com.

About Pearson
Pearson is the world's leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.

About ePals Corporation
ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN) is an education media company and Global Learning Network. Focused on the K-12 market, ePals offers school administrators, teachers, students and parents worldwide trusted content, interactive learning experiences, and a collaborative learning community. ePals' award-winning products include: popular children's educational publishing brands from toddlers to teens, including Cricket® and Cobblestone®; the ePals Global Community®; and In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. ePals also offers a content-licensing, clearance and production service for education publishers. ePals serves approximately one million classrooms and reaches millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories. Product websites include: www.ePals.com; www.Cricketmag.com; and In2Books.com.

Contact:


Aric Holsinger
Chief Financial Officer
ePals Corporation
Phone: (703) 885-3400
Aholsinger@corp.epals.com

Cory Pala
Investor Relations
E.vestor
Phone: (416) 657-2400
cpala@corp.epals.com
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