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[MD1] StuffIt 5 Exceeds 2.1 million

ALADDIN’S STUFFIT EXPANDERS EXCEED 2.1 MILLION DOWNLOADS
JUST FROM THE ALADDIN SYSTEMS, INC. WEB SITE

Watsonville, CA – November 12, 1999 – Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ BB: ALHIE), announced
today that within 12 months of the StuffIt(r) 5 format release there have
been over 2,151,000 downloads of the Windows and Macintosh Expanders from
the Aladdin Systems Web site: (http://www.aladdinsys.com/). This count
doesn’t include the millions of Expanders downloaded from other popular
Internet download sites as well as those distributed with Apple’s Mac OS.

Aladdin’s Expanders, popular Internet compression access freeware, soared
over two million downloads in less than 12 months since their initial
release. StuffIt Expander(tm) is the Macintosh standard decompression tool
and is quickly emerging in the Windows market as Aladdin Expander(tm),
because of its ease-of-use, cross-platform and access capabilities.
Expander, part of the StuffIt (.sit) compression product line, is the one
stop solution for Macintosh and Windows users to access ALL the popular
compression and encoding formats found online. For a complete listing of
all the file types Expander can handle, visit the Aladdin Web site:
(http://www.aladdinsys.com/faqs/fileformats.html)

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the fast adoption rate of the StuffIt 5
technology,” said Darryl Lovato, president and CTO. “It’s the best
compression available. In fact, Apple bundles StuffIt with its Mac OS
software, and its on every new Macintosh computer that ships- and it still
tops the download sites.”

Aladdin Systems, Inc. ignited the compression revolution in the 1980s with
StuffIt and reinvented compression technology in 1998 with the latest
StuffIt 5 technology, which includes faster and tighter compression
technology over any other competing product, by an average of 20%. Aladdin
is committed to the industry and its customers to continue developing
leading-edge StuffIt compression technology and helping computer users
worldwide to transmit, access and organize (TAO) their information.

Aladdin’s Web site has increasingly become a popular software download
site. It rates in the top 15 as the most popular Windows technology site
and is #5 for Macintosh sites (http://www.100hot.com/). A free download of
StuffIt Expander and Aladdin Expander is available at:
(http://www.aladdinsys.com/)

Aladdin Systems: Helping Transmit, Access and Organize Information(tm)
Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ BB: ALHI) was founded in 1988. Aladdin Systems, Inc.
develops and publishes award-winning business and consumer products.
Aladdin publishes StuffIt(r), a worldwide compression standard; Spring
Cleaning(tm), the best-selling Macintosh uninstaller; MacTicker(tm), a
desktop stock ticker; Aladdin FlashBack(tm), providing unlimited “Undos”
and instant access to any document version in any application; Private
File(tm), the easiest-to-use cross-platform security software;
DragStrip(r), the ultimate desktop organizer; Sundial(tm), cross-platform
desktop wallpaper that displays a 24-hour time-lapse scenic photography
sequence on the desktop; InstallerMaker(tm), the complete installation and
data distribution standard; ShrinkWrap(tm), the quickest and easiest way to
create and distribute disk images; and the StuffIt Engine(tm) SDK. Aladdin
provides computing solutions that help people transmit, access and organize
their information.

Aladdin is located at 165 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA;
telephone: (831) 761-6200; URL: (http://www.aladdinsys.com/); e-mail:
(info@aladdinsys.com)

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