Six leading European institutes, spanning three countries have selected Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) to provide hosting services for their entire e-Learning implementations. BPP College of Professional Studies, Leiden University, Niels Brock University, University of Exeter, University of Nottingham and York St. John University will utilize Blackboard ASP(sm) services to host their e-Learning programs. All of the institutes currently use Blackboard(r) technology to enhance teaching and learning. While some clients choose to locally host their Blackboard applications, many are now exclusively relying on Blackboard's technical and application expertise to host and manage their infrastructure. Blackboard provides advanced tier one infrastructure, 24x7x365 support, physical and electronic security, and in-built support for business continuity and flexible working. More than 3,400 clients in over 70 countries currently license Blackboard(r) software products and services. Blackboard ASP services are used by more than 450 institutions across the world to provide stable, secure hosting of the Blackboard e-Learning environment.