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Cole Computer Corporation Elects New Chairman To Allow Company Founder To Launch E-Commerce Group.

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OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2000

Cole Computer Corporation (OTCBB:COLV), an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer of personal computers, elects Dr. S. F. Hartley as Chairman of the Board.

On March 4, 2000, Cole Computer Corporation held its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors at which Dr. S.F. Hartley was elected Chairman of the Board. Dr. Hartley, D.P.M. is 55 years of age and is an existing board member and is also a shareholder of Cole Computer Corporation. He is a well-respected Podiatrist in Houston, Texas, owns two (2) Podiatry Clinics and a shareholder in three (3) Surgery Centers in the greater Houston area. He also served as a Past President for the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Hartley is on staff at several hospitals and has previously served on the Board for Amedisys (OTCBB:AMED) a nationwide home health and surgery center company. Dr. Hartley previously served as Board member and minority shareholder of the Bayshore National Bank. Dr. Hartley has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine.

The company founder, Mr. Brad Cole, steps aside as Chairman of the Board to concentrate on Cole's new E-Commerce Group to be announced later this year. "I am excited to have Dr. Hartley as Chairman, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table with his banking and board experience. This will allow me to focus on expansion with a new and unique e-commerce business." Stated Brad Cole, CEO.

"Brad has the golden touch when it comes to start up. With Brad's roll-out of the E-Commerce Group, I anticipate this will be the most extraordinary year for the Company," stated John L. Ruth, President and COO of Cole Computer Corporation.

Cole Computer Corporation manufactures and sells wholesale and retail, "Ready-to-Go" and customized personal computers. Each system is manufactured with quality components and given the Cole Computer personal touch. Additionally, the company sells components to repair, upgrade or build complete personal computers. For more information on these goods and services, visit the Cole Computer e-commerce Web site at http://www.okcmasters.com, the Cole Computer home page at http://www.colecomputercorp.com or one of the company's 11 retail outlets operating under the trade name "Computer Masters" in Oklahoma, Arkansas and "Your Computer Masters Store" in Texas.

Cole Computer's corporate strategy combines the custom-designed to your specifications, used by competitors with the "small town" America Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) approach, coupled with personalized service.

Except for factual information contained herein, certain matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements that are subject to uncertainties, including, but not limited to, government regulation, taxation, spending, competition, general economic conditions and other risk factors. For additional information concerning Cole Computer Corporation, please contact our investor relations representative, Juan Ferreira of Corporate Image Bureau, at 407/774-1529. You may also visit our web site at www.colecomputercorp.com. Quote for referenced ticker symbols: COLV.
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