StuffIt Expander 6.0 Provides Improved Expansion For PC Users To Virtually
Any Compressed Or Encoded File for Free

Watsonville, CA – May 15, 2001 – Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today
announced the release of StuffIt(tm) Expander 6.0 for Windows 98, ME, NT
and 2000. StuffIt Expander is a FREE file decompression utility that
empowers PC users to open virtually any compressed or encoded file, and is
the only utility that allows users to decompress the popular compression
formats on Windows, LINUX, UNIX, and Macintosh systems. In addition to
previously supported formats, StuffIt Expander 6.0 adds support for .Bzip
and an international favorite, .lha compressed archives, firmly
establishing it as the most powerful and easy to use file decompression
utility available on the market today.

“Every day we receive files from customers in a myriad of formats created
on many different platforms and StuffIt Expander has never failed to
decompress a file,” said Linda Archer, of Jaguar Design Studio. Whether
users are seeking to send files to users on different operating systems, or
different continents, StuffIt Expander offers a range of features designed
to make the file transfer process as seamless and efficient as possible.

International Ease
StuffIt offers Unicode support to ensure that file names that include
2-byte and other non-roman characters are successfully preserved, and will
automatically associate Macintosh files with the appropriate Windows
application. StuffIt’s cross platform features also include a text
conversion setting that can correctly format an expanded text document for
use on PC, UNIX, LINUX or Macintosh based systems.

“A free decompression utility on every platform is a key part of our
strategy to make StuffIt the complete compression solution,” said Matthew
Covington, StuffIt Windows product manager. “Following our recent release
of StuffIt Solaris and LINUX utilities, StuffIt Expander 6.0 firmly
establishes Aladdin as a leader in cross platform compression technology.”

New iSupport
Also new for StuffIt Expander 6.0 is Aladdin Systems’ “iSupport.” iSupport
is an elegant, one-click solution that seamlessly connects users to the
Aladdin Systems’ online support infrastructure. Providing them with
information on the latest version of their software and connecting them
with solutions to decompression nightmares.

StuffIt Expander also offers users award winning ease of use. User’s can
access the contents of an archive or encoded file simply by double clicking
it. There is no interface to learn, and no nag screen to dismiss. StuffIt
Expander is the fastest most efficient way to access compressed files.

Availability and Requirements
Aladdin StuffIt Expander 6.0 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, ME,
NT, and 2000 operating systems. It can be found exclusively at CNET, under the PC: Utilities: File Compression section

About Aladdin Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1988, Aladdin Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aladdin
Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI) is the world leader of developing
utility applications that support the widest array of platforms (Macintosh,
PC, Linux and Unix), file and archive types, as well as international
languages. Only Aladdin Systems’ flagship application, StuffIt, gives users
the power and freedom to natively manage cross-platform files, and multiple
file formats, including .sit and .zip. More information about Aladdin
Systems and StuffIt is available at: or

Aladdin is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA;
telephone: (831)761-6200; Fax: (831)761-6206. For more information about
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