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APPLE COMPUTER RESPONDS TO CLINTON'S COMMENTS ON ENERGY STAR

 CUPERTINO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Following President Bill Clinton's endorsement this morning of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new Energy Star Program, Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) reaffirmed its plans to market a wide range of energy-efficient personal computers and printers.
 President Clinton today in his Earth Day speech at Botanical Gardens in Washington, D.C., expressed strong support for an EPA cooperative effort with industry to promote the development of computers that use less electricity. He also said all federal government agencies will purchase only Energy Star products in the future, providing they are commercially available and meet the agency's performance requirements.
 "We plan to make energy efficiency a feature of all Apple computers and peripherals," said Fred Forsyth, senior vice president and general manager, Macintosh Systems Division. "Reducing power consumption is good for our customers and the environment."
 The company believes the Apple Macintosh Color Classic, introduced February 1993, is the industry's first available desktop computer system to automatically reduce power consumption to less than 25 watts when it is inactive. This power-down feature could cut in half the electricity used by the system.
 "Apple supported the Energy Star effort from the very beginning as a charter participant and is already translating its commitment into real products," said Brian Johnson, manager of the EPA's Energy Star Computers. "Energy-efficient personal computers not only help reduce electricity bills, they also cut greenhouse gas and acid rain pollution from electricity generation, which benefits us all."
 The EPA is expected to release in June the Energy Star symbol for display on products that meet the program's technical criteria. The symbol alerts customers to the unit's potential environmental and cost saving benefits. Apple currently has a number of personal computer products, including peripherals that are expected to receive Energy Star approval.
 For more information on Energy Star programs, contact EPA's Brian Johnson at 202-233-9114.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Classic is a registered trademark used under license by Apple Computer Inc.
 /CONTACT: Marianne L. Lettieri of Apple Computer, 408-974-1109/
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