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COMTEX Distributor; Stockpoint(TM), Delivers Content to Planet Direct, AAII And First Chicago National Bank.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockpoint, a unit of Neural Applications Corporation(R), will soon deliver Comtex' Public CustomWire(R) to Planet Direct, the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) and First Chicago National Bank. By expanding its current relationship with Stockpoint -- a leading Internet provider of financial information and market analysis tools -- Comtex increases its network of electronic information distributors. As a result, Comtex Scientific Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CMTX), a wholesale financial news aggregator, will provide breaking, global news to a broader range of investors doing business on the Internet.

Comtex has recently teamed with other significant forces in the personal and commercial investing arena, including E-Trade Group, PC Quote, TeleScan, Thomson Financial Network and World Wide Quote. Real-time news products, brought together from over 40 global newswire publishers, has contributed to Comtex' successful presence in the financial marketplace.

"We are pleased to provide business news from Comtex to Planet Direct, AAII, and First Chicago National Bank. Since breaking news is an essential component for a comprehensive investment program, this will complement the advanced offering we developed for each client," said Michael Bloom, VP of Strategic Development for Stockpoint. "Working with Stockpoint to send a critical mass of financial and business stories to these companies is a solid partnership," said Charlie Terry, CEO and President of Comtex. "Comtex' real- time content will arm their users with essential knowledge necessary to successfully manage their portfolios and business affairs."

Stockpoint offers corporate clients a broad range of custom online financial applications. Stockpoint also offers individual investors a free online financial service in which they can analyze, manage and trade their holdings using the most comprehensive information and most advanced web technologies available. To learn more, visit their Web site at www.stockpoint.com.

Comtex enhances national and international daily newswire stories by adding keywords, ticker symbols and categorizing the news by topic. Information distributors use our value-added, real-time news for developing comprehensive business products, ensuring their end-users gain an excellent source for widespread coverage of breaking, global news. Comtex can be found on the Web at http://www.comtexnews.com.

Comtex Contact: Sandy Schulman

(703) 820-2000, sschulman@comtexnews.com

Stockpoint Contact: Susan Hense

(415) 248-3510, susan@stockpoint.com

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