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AMERICAN BUSINESS INFORMATION, INC., ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO PRESIDENT, VICE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD

 OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- American Business Information, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABII), has announced the appointment of Bert Winemiller as president, chief operating officer and director; the promotion of former president Jon D. Hoffmaster to vice chairman; and the appointment of Harold Andersen to the company's board of directors.
 The appointments position the firm for an aggressive acquisition strategy throughout the nation, according to Vinod Gupta, chairman and chief executive officer of American Business Information, Inc. "The addition of Mr. Winemiller allows Mr. Hoffmaster to concentrate on acquisitions, strategic planning, alliances and future opportunities," Gupta said. "Hoffmaster retains his existing responsibilities as chief financial officer," he added.
 "In the past few months, the company has expanded its management team," Gupta said, "especially in the area of sales and marketing management. With the leadership of Mr. Winemiller, the company will advance to the next level of growth."
 Winemiller, 50, is the former senior vice president of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., and was group president at Information Resources, Inc. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Missouri and a master of business administration degree from the Harvard Business School.
 Andersen, retired publisher of the Omaha World Herald, also serves on the boards of McCaw Cellular, Williams Companies, Morrison Knutzen, Canadian Pacific Forest Products, and the Raleigh (North Carolina) News & Observer.
 American Business Information, Inc., has previously announced growth plans for the distribution of its business information products through field offices in 55 major metropolitan areas. Among the new introductions are CD-ROM products targeted to small businesses and expected to show tremendous growth with the expansion of CD-ROM technology.
 American Business Information, Inc., also has introduced a telephone-based information delivery service -- ABI Network -- through which subscribers may contact 1-800-808-4636 for business directory assistance, business profiles, business credit information and a variety of other services over the telephone and fax machine.
 American Business Information, Inc., is a leading provider of business information on 11 million businesses in the United States and Canada, used by more than 300,000 businesses nationwide. The company is headquartered at 5711 South 86th Circle, P.O. Box 27347, Omaha, NE 68127-0347, 402-593-4500.
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 /CONTACT: Jon D. Hoffmaster of American Business Information, 402-593-4500/
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