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XIROCOM SOLIDIFIES GLOBAL PRESENCE; ESTABLISHES PACIFIC RIM SUBSIDIARY

 CALABASAS, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Xircom, Inc. (NASDAQ: XIRC) today announced the opening of a wholly owned Pacific Rim subsidiary headquartered in Hong Kong. Under the leadership of Managing Director Scott Brear, Xircom Asia Limited will provide sales, marketing, products localization, order processing and fulfillment, training, customer service and technical support to a network of over 20 Xircom distributors and resellers throughout the Asia/Pacific region.
 "This move is an acknowledgment of the increasing opportunity that the Pacific Rim presents for Xircom," said Dirk I. Gates, president and chief executive officer of Xircom, Inc. "Sales of our connectivity products in this region have grown to represent 6 percent of our total revenues. By creating an "in-market" presence, we believe we can better serve the growing number of Xircom customers in this region while continuing to increase our brand awareness and market share."
 Mr. Brear comes to Xircom from General Datacomm International, Hong Kong, where he was responsible for sales and marketing across 15 Asian countries. Prior to that position, he served as managing consultant specializing in telecommunications for Price Waterhouse Management Consultants, Hong Kong. He has also served in marketing and sales positions with Octocom Communications, Micom Inc. and Braegen, Inc.
 Xircom Asia Ltd, is located at 1604 Century Square, 1-13 D'Aguilar St., Hong Kong. Telephone: 852-525-2078. Fax: 852-525-8955.
 Founded in 1988, Xircom is the leader in the development and manufacture of external connectivity solutions for the personal computer market. The company pioneered the use of the universal PC parallel port to connect PCs to a LAN and has sold more than 450,000 external LAN adapters to date. Xircom's product line includes: a family of Pocket LAN Adapters and External LAN Adapters for Ethernet, Token Ring, 3270 and Arcnet networks; the CreditCard Ethernet Adapter, a PCMCIA 2.0 compliant PC Card for LAN connection through a PCMCIA slot on the newest generation of notebook PCs and the Pocket Print Server family that allows a parallel printer to be connected anywhere on an Ethernet of Token Ring network.
 Xircom's U.S. headquarters is located at 26025 Mureau Road, Calabasas, Calif., 91302. Telephone: 818-878-7600 or 800-874-7875. Fax: 818-878-7630. Xircom also has offices in Reston, Va.; Antwerp, Belgium; and Hong Kong.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Xircom is a registered trademark and CreditCard Ethernet Adapter, Pocket LAN Adapter, Pocket Token Ring Adapter, Pocket 3270, Pocket Arcnet Adapter, Pocket Ethernet Print Server, Pocket Token Ring Printer Server, and Parallel Port Multiplexor are trademarks of Xircom, Inc. Some of the product names herein have been used for identification purposes and may be trademarks of their respective companies./
 /CONTACT: Deb Cromer or Lynne Rocha of White & Cromer, 415-354-8817, for Xircom, Inc./
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