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ALDUS NAMES SMITH AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 SEATTLE, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC) today announced that Sandy Smith has been appointed chief operating officer (COO), a position she has held in an acting role since April 1992.
 Smith, 43, joined Aldus in April of 1988 as vice president of operations, overseeing Aldus information systems, manufacturing, human resources, administration and product documentation. As COO, she will assume day-to-day management of Aldus product engineering, sales and marketing, operations, finance and worldwide subsidiary activities. All Aldus vice presidents will report to Smith, who in turn will report to Aldus president, Paul Brainerd.
 "Sandy's leadership has played an important role in helping Aldus through significant organizational changes during 1992," said Brainerd. "Her continued management of the business operations will enable me to focus on future directions for Aldus while we effectively execute our business and technical strategies for the coming year."
 Smith began her career with Bell System, where she held positions in data systems management, computer operations and systems training. Before joining Aldus, she was chief operating officer at COMM+ and operations vice president for U S WEST Network Systems Inc., a software development company.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. The Aldus product line includes Aldus PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- as well as Aldus Digital Darkroom, Aldus Fetch, Aldus FreeHand, Aldus Gallery Effects, Aldus IntelliDraw, Aldus Personal Press, Aldus Persuasion, Aldus PhotoStyler, Aldus PrePrint, Aldus PressWise, Aldus SuperCard, Aldus SuperPaint and Aldus Super 3D. The company distributes its products through an international network of more than 16,000 dealers and distributors.
 NOTE: Aldus, the Aldus logo, PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand, Persuasion, PrePrint, SuperCard and SuperPaint are registered trademarks, and Digital Darkroom, Fetch, Gallery Effects, IntelliDraw, Personal Press, PressWise and Super 3D are trademarks of Aldus Corp. PhotoStyler is a registered trademark of U-Lead Systems Inc. licensed to Aldus Corp. Other product and corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of other companies, and are used only for explanation and to the owners' benefit, without intent to infringe.
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 /CONTACT: Brad Stevens of Aldus, 206-628-2361/
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