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 MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Information Technologies, Inc. ("Spectrum") (NASDAQ-NMS: SPCL), today announced that Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, Michael D. Madden, James L. Paterek and Nicholas A. Biondi have become members of Spectrum's board of directors.
 Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford USAF (Ret), who has been a member of Spectrum's Technical Advisory Board since August 1993, was the commander of the Apollo X Mission, the first flight of the Lunar Module to the moon. He flew a record six rendezvous in space and holds the all-time world speed record of 25,791.4 miles per hour. His vision and personal direction started both the F-117A Stealth Fighter and the B-2 Bomber programs. He sits on nine boards of directors, including the boards of six New York Stock Exchange companies.
 Michael D. Madden started his career in investment banking 20 years ago as an associate in 1973 at Kidder, Peabody and Company. In 1981, he was named head of the firm's Natural Resources Group and a member of the board of directors. In May 1989, Mr. Madden joined Lehman Brothers as a senior managing director in the firm's Investment Banking Group and became co-head of Worldwide Investment Banking later that year. In December 1988, Mr. Madden was also elected to Lehman's board of directors and appointed to the executive committee. In September of this year, Mr. Madden returned to Kidder, Peabody to accept his current position as executive managing director and head of Global Business Development.
 James L. Paterek is president of Yield TechniGlobal, Inc, a worldwide communications and computer technical services company, and Nicholas A. Biondi is the managing director of Biondi & Associates, an Insurance and personal financial services organization.
 "I'm very pleased that these four new board members will be joining me at Spectrum. They all have excellent reputations within their respective fields, and the fact that they have chosen to come aboard with me this week reflects well on Spectrum as a major player in the communications industry," said John Sculley, chairman and CEO of Spectrum.
 The addition of these four new board members demonstrates that Spectrum is well on its way to becoming a world-class company," said Peter Caserta, president of Spectrum.
 Previously, Spectrum announced that John Sculley has agreed to accept the position of chairman and CEO. Mr. Sculley has now formally joined Spectrum board of directors and was unanimously selected by its board as chairman.
 Spectrum Information Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in cellular data communications, developed the first commercially successful cellular modem, and holds a portfolio of basic patents in the field of cellular modem technology. Spectrum currently licenses its patented technology to market leaders in the rapidly expanding cellular data market, such as Rockwell International, AT&T (Including McCaw Cellular Communications, NCR, EO, AT&T Paradyne, AT&T Microelectronics and AT&T Consumer Products), Megahertz and Apex Data. Spectrum Information Technologies, Inc., is headquartered in Manhasset, with facilities nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Dae H. Chang, public relations of Spectrum, 516-827-8992/

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