Sorenson Media made the following remarks following the news that a lawsuit has been filed against the company by Apple Computer. "We are greatly surprised by the presumptive filing of this suit without prior discussions or understandings between the parties," said Jim Sorenson, CEO of Sorenson Media. "We are reasonable, and as is usual practice, we are always willing to discuss and work to resolve issues. In the meantime, we remain focused on executing our overall corporate and product strategy and doing what we feel is best for our customers." As a result of the release of the Sorenson Spark technology recently licensed to Macromedia, Apple claims breach of a distribution agreement of Sorenson Video for QuickTime by Sorenson Media. Based on the facts, Sorenson Media considers the claims to be without merit, and if necessary, intends to mount a vigorous defense against the allegations.