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Bridge Information Systems, BT and Bay Networks Deliver Financial Intelligence in Under a Second.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 1998--

Bridge Information Systems and BT Implement Bay Networks Kit to

Ensure Fast, Reliable Finance Data for its U.K. Customers Across

Hundreds of Sites

In a contract worth over $1 million, leading networking company, Bay Networks(R) today announced that it has joined forces with BT, the world's largest telecommunications company, to build a network to deliver fast and reliable financial information.

The infrastructure will enable Bridge Information Systems, the second largest financial information provider, to supply its customers with data in under a second.

Each of Bridge Information Systems' client sites incorporates Bay Networks' routing technology including the products: ARN(tm) routers and BayStack(tm) hubs.

"The new infrastructure provides a long-term fully expandable solution. Bridge Information Systems needed an end-to-end approach that would eliminate the need for several parties to be involved in customer installation. Bay Networks worked closely with Bridge Information Systems to deliver a reliable service to customers that would ensure an up time of 100%," comments Nick Lowe, UK sales manager for Bay Networks.

"Bridge Information Systems selected Bay Networks and BT based on Bay Networks' resilient technology and BT's proven ability as a service provider. We were looking for a stable solution that would continue to be advanced for the coming years. It is our philosophy to offer our customers the fastest and most reliable service possible," says Allan Appleton, IT director EMEA for Bridge Information Systems.

Keith Connelly, account director for Bridge at BT comments, "Bridge Information Systems, BT and Bay Networks continue to work closely, in order to ensure that the best of technology and service are foremost for Bridge's clients. BT recognises that the best of breed will always be the key to success, our relationship with Bridge is strong and will continue to develop.

"The account team is committed to quality, we care about Bridge and its success in the U.K. and across Europe. The evolving relationship between Bridge, BT and Bay Networks can only help to ensure that we all enjoy success in the future."

About Bridge Information Systems

Regarded as one of the top financial information systems in the world, Bridge Information Systems' success reflects an on-going commitment to delivering high quality, reliable products and services. BRIDGE offers a complete range of workstations, digital data feeds, news products, and transaction services.

With the completion of several major initiatives, such as expanded network capabilities and additional electronic transaction services, BRIDGE boasts one of the largest private information and communications networks of its kind, servicing both buy- and sell-side markets. The network that supports these offerings is a fully redundant, global TCP/IP backbone which also harnesses the power of cutting-edge tools to supply services on the Internet.

About Bay Networks -- Where Information Flows(tm)

Bay Networks, Inc. is a leader in the world-wide networking market, providing a complete line of products that serve corporate enterprises, service providers and telecommunications carriers. The company offers frame and ATM switches, routers, shared media, remote and Internet access solutions, IP services and network management applications, all integrated by Bay Networks' Adaptive Networking strategy.

With headquarters in Santa Clara, Bay Networks markets its products and services around the world, providing 7x24 support coverage. For additional information visit the company's World Wide Web site at or contact your local Bay Networks office.

This release, other than historical financial information, contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. For instance, factors which could cause results to differ from future events include the timing of customer orders, the rate of adoption of new technologies in the data networking market, and competitive pricing actions, among others. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Bay Networks with the S.E.C., specifically the most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, which identify important risk factors which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

Note to Editors: Bay Networks is a registered trademark and Bay Networks -- Where Information Flows, ARN and BayStack are trademarks of Bay Networks, Inc. Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: Bay Networks, Inc., Santa Clara

Kellie DiNaro, 408/495-3037


Bay Networks, UK

Vanessa Russell, 44-1628-774494



Louise Davidson, 44-1628-628080
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