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EGGHEAD SOFTWARE TO SELL COMPUTER-RELATED MAGAZINES IN COMPANY'S 205 NORTH AMERICAN STORES

 ISSAQUAH, Wash., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Egghead Software (NASDAQ: EGGS) today announced that the company has expanded its product mix to include an assortment of popular computer-related magazines in addition to the personal computer software, accessories, and peripherals sold in the software reseller's 205 retail stores across North America. The magazines are now available in Egghead's East Coast stores and will be available in all stores by April 23.
 According to Egghead's President and CEO Timothy E. Turnpaugh, offering top-selling computer-related magazines is just one way that the company is providing new services to its customers. "Our customers have asked us to offer these magazines in our stores," Turnpaugh said. "Adding magazines to our assortment will offer our customers more convenient one-stop shopping and will keep them better informed about the latest product news and industry trends," Turnpaugh said.
 Egghead has signed an agreement with Ingram Periodicals to supply the magazines to its retail stores. Every Egghead store will stock 15 of the most popular computer and electronics magazine titles including Byte, Computer Buyer Guide, Computer Gaming Review, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, MacWorld, MacUser, PC Computing, PC Magazine, PC Novice, PC World, Publish!, Windows Magazine, and Wired. Egghead store managers will also order additional titles that best meet the unique needs of their local customers from a selection of more than 40 other magazine titles.
 Egghead Software, headquartered in Issaquah, Wash., is a leading reseller of personal computer software and accessories providing customer solutions and personalized service to corporations, government agencies, businesses, and consumers through its locally based representatives in 40 North American corporate and government sales offices, its company-operated chain of 205 retail stores, and its 1-800- EGGHEAD mail-order operation.
 Egghead offers its retail customers knowledgeable service from friendly sales representatives, a wide selection of product titles and categories, in-store software testing, a preferred customer membership program providing discounts and other benefits, convenient store locations, and competitive pricing. Egghead offers its corporate and government customers value-added services including rapid order fulfillment, electronic data interchange for order processing, comprehensive volume licensing and software maintenance programs, software asset management, help desk support, customized billing and inventory, and access to one of the most comprehensive inventories of software, peripherals, and accessories in North America.
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 /CONTACT: (Media) Megan McKenzie, 206-391-6266, or (Investors) Elaine Scherba, 206-391-5160, both of Egghead Software/
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