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CLARIS NAMES DAVID ORFAO VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE SALES AND SUPPORT

 -- Senior Software Executive Has Held Key Roles
 at Frame, Ashton-Tate and Lotus --
 SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Claris Corporation, a leading worldwide vendor of Windows and Macintosh software, today named David Orfao vice president of worldwide sales and support.
 Orfao, 35, has directed the sales strategies for several teams during his 12 years in the computer industry. He leaves Frame Technology Corp. where in the last five years he progressed from director of sales for North America to his most recent role as senior vice president of worldwide sales and operations. During his tenure at Frame, revenues increased at an average annual growth rate of 74 percent.
 From 1984-86, Orfao was director of North America sales at Ashton- Tate Corporation where he developed and implemented the company's distribution strategy for the North American market and contributed to the successful launches of dBase III and dBase III Plus.
 Prior to joining Ashton-Tate, Orfao served as manager of corporate sales at Lotus Development Corporation where he helped spearhead the initial sales of 1-2-3 into Fortune 500 corporations across North America.
 "David Orfao brings tremendous breadth of experience in software sales and software sales management," said Daniel L. Eilers, Claris president and chief executive officer. "In our most recent quarter, Claris grew more than 75 percent year over year and David's demonstrated ability to lead sales and support teams in fast-paced growth environments will help take Claris to the next level at this time of hypergrowth.
 "David's expertise at building successful sales organizations and his reputation as a champion of the customer are a perfect fit as Claris expands its share of the personal-computing software market," Eilers said.
 Orfao holds a bachelor of science degree from Norwich University.
 His appointment is effective August 2. He will report to Eilers.
 Claris is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. and has headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.
 Claris is a registered trademark of Claris Corporation. Al other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Ruddock of Claris Corporation, 408-987-7202/


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