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ARTISOFT INC.'S FOUNDER AND LARGEST

 TUCSON, Ariz., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- C. John Schoof II, founder, former chief executive officer and the largest stockholder of Artisoft Inc., has nominated David W. Hanna and Rodger Ford for election as directors at Artisoft's upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders to fill vacancies to be created by the expiration of the terms of two directors. In addition, because the Artisoft board consists of six persons and in order to avoid the possibility of a deadlock, he has requested than an item be included on the agenda of that meeting for stockholder approval that would amend the Artisoft by-laws to expand the board to seven persons. He nominated Dr. Ernest T. Smerdon for election to fill the vacancy which would result from such expansion.
 Hanna is the president and chief executive officer of Ventura Software Inc. He is also the president of the Hanna Group, a consulting firm offering strategic/operational consulting services to clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 to small emerging growth companies in the information industry.
 In conjunction with his consulting practice, Hanna runs technology companies for corporate clients and venture capital investors. In this role, Hanna has served as president/chief executive officer of Xerox Desktop Software ('89), NetFRAME ('88), Versatex ('87), and several other software and hardware companies, including Grid Systems and Altos Computer. Xerox Desktop Software changed its name to Ventura Software Inc. when it acquired the Ventura Publisher product in 1990.
 Ford is the manager of Anthem Equity Group LLC., formed in 1992 to engage in real estate investment and development activities. He is currently on the board of directors of Citibank (Arizona) and has served on advisory marketing boards of Apple Computer and Lotus.
 Prior to forming Anthem and until 1990, Ford as founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Alphagraphics Inc., a printing and electronic publishing company. At the time of his retirement, Alphagraphics had more than 400 locations in 16 countries. Alphagraphics was on the 1990 Money Magazine top 10 franchise list for the 1990s. Success Magazine awarded Alphagraphics the No. 1 business service franchise in the world in 1991. Ford was the printing Man of the Year in 1988.
 Prior to founding Alphagraphics, Ford was involved in sales management at Itel and sales and service management at Xerox.
 Smerdon is the dean of the University of Arizona College of Engineering and Mines and vice-provost. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and serves on its Academic Advisory Board. He recently completed service as a member of the Technology Policy Options in a Global Economy Committee of NAE. He has a distinguished and varied academic and professional record and is a worldwide authority in his field.
 Schoof made his nominations and proposal in a letter sent yesterday to the Artisoft board of directors in which he emphasized that it is not his intention or desire to engage in a contested election for directors. Schoof stated: "I do not believe that an election contest would be in the best interests of Artisoft or its stockholders and employees. Consequently, I have nominated three individuals who possess independence, hands-on experience, prestige, leadership-ability and vision. I hope that the board will join with me in making these nominations."
 Schoof owns approximately 21 percent of the outstanding common stock of Artisoft and is also a member of its board of directors.
 Schoof has been a professional computer programmer since 1972 at the age of 14. At 17, he began his own computer consulting business, graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1980. At 24, he founded Artisoft with $40,000. Ten years later in 1992, Artisoft was named the No. 1 Hot Growth Company by Business Week Magazine. Schoof was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southwest region in 1991 and was recently named one of the 25 top executives in the computer industry by Computer Reseller News Magazine.
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 /CONTACT: C. John Schoof II of Artisoft, 602-297-6148 (fax); or Lawrence M. Hecker of Hecker, Phillips & Zeeb, 602-798-3803/


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