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HAYES AND TANDY REACH CREATIVE SETTLEMENT

 ATLANTA, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, and Tandy Corporation (NYSE: TAN) of Fort Worth, Texas, today announced a settlement of patent litigation between Hayes and Tandy based on U.S. Patent 4,549,302 owned by Hayes. This settlement enhances the sales relationship between the parties through its call for joint participation on new cooperative marketing and promotional activities, while resolving all issues between the parties concerning the patented Hayes Escape Sequence with Guard Time device.
 A Tandy spokesman said: "The settlement assures that Radio Shack and Computer City customers will continue to enjoy the availability of leading-edge data communication products including those of Tandy, Hayes Microcomputer Products, Practical Peripherals, Apple Computer, ATI Technologies, Best Data Products, IBM, Macronix, Zoom Telephonics and others from Tandy, the world's largest retailer of personal computers and consumer electronics."
 "This settlement offers a solution to the issues between Hayes and Tandy on the '302 Patent that has the unique advantage of promoting the business interests of both parties," said Hayes President Dennis C. Hayes. "We are pleased that Hayes and Tandy were able to develop a settlement that brings us closer together in our business relationship, while at the same time taking care of the '302 Patent issues."
 The Hayes escape sequence technology, first introduced in Hayes Smartmodem products in 1981, was issued as U.S. Patent Number 4,549,302 on 25 October 1985. It is now a data communications feature for modems, ISDN, and other data communications applications, with over 26 million units shipped to date worldwide. The Hayes '302 patent, which has become the industry standard escape sequence due to its proven reliability after 11 years of use, has been licensed by over 25 manufacturers.
 Best known as the leader in microcomputer modems, Hayes develops, supplies and supports computer communications equipment and software for personal computer and computer communications networks. The company distributes its products in over 60 countries through a global network of authorized distributors, dealers, mass merchants, VARs, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers.
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 /CONTACT: Beth Malanoski or Peggy Ballard of Hayes Microcomputer Products, 404-840-9200, or, fax, 404-441-1238, or, MCI Mail: PBallard/
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