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INTUIT TAKES FIRST STEPS TO PROVIDE INSTANT FINANCIAL ORGANIZATION FOR CONSUMERS ON THE GO

 MENLO PARK, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) today announced Pocket Quicken(TM), a personal finance application to be included with all Tandy(R) and Casio Zoomer(TM) Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). Pocket Quicken for Zoomer offers consumers a breakthrough in financial organization by allowing them to capture and review financial information while on the go. The Zoomer, from Tandy Corp. (NYSE: TAN) and Casio Inc., was also announced today.
 "Most financial transactions occur away from your desktop computer," said Scott Cook, president of Intuit. "For years, consumers could only track cash and credit card spending by saving receipts, or by memory. Pocket Quicken will enable users to capture information on the go, and have instant access to their account data, like balances or their remaining credit line.
 "The PDA market is a strategic part of Intuit's overall mission to be the leader in automating finances for homes and small businesses," continued Cook. "To fully automate finances, we have to continue to make it easier for users to keep track of their finances. Like our IntelliCharge(TM) service, PDAs can capture financial information at the point of the transaction -- wherever that may be. This is one more step towards an 'electronic wallet.'"
 Pocket Quicken for Zoomer providers the same basic checking, credit card and cash account tracking as Quicken, combines with portability and an innovative design. Pocket Quicken will enable consumers to keep organized with immediate and accurate information, reduce data entry time and continue to insure ease-of-use.
 Based on the strength of its market share, Intuit is an ideal provider of innovative financial software and service products for the PDA market. With Quicken, its flagship product, Intuit currently holds more than 70-percent market share for personal finance software on the three major personal computer platforms: DOS, Windows and Macintosh. With QuickBooks(TM), Intuit holds more than 60-percent market share of the small business bookkeeping market on the DOS platform.
 Product Benefits
 Compact Financial Management -- Pocket Quicken can be used as a stand-alone personal finance manager with basic report capabilities or as a data capture device that can communicate with desktop versions of Quicken. Users can merge their data with desktop Quicken via a separate connectivity pack.
 Ease of Use -- Pocket Quicken is organized around three familiar images: 1) a wallet icon helps track spending; 2) a bank icon handles deposits, withdrawals and transfers; and 3) a file cabinet icon keeps all records saved and categorized.
 Easier Date Entry -- Pocket Quicken's portability provides a major step in enabling faster and more convenient data entry. With Pocket Quicken, users save time and reduce errors by tracking transactions as they occur -- wherever they are.
 Immediate and Complete Financial Organization -- Portability provides a major step in helping users track cash and keep a running, up-to-date total for credit cards -- two areas traditionally difficult for cash management.
 Pricing and Availability
 Pocket Quicken for Zoomer will be included in ROM in all Zoomer products from Casio and Tandy. Zoomer will be available through major retail channels, including Radio Shack(R), major mass merchandisers and electronic stores. Pricing and specific retail channel information will be announced separately by Tandy and Casio. The product will be available for purchase in the fall of 1993.
 Intuit develops and markets software products that enable households and small businesses to automate commonly performed financial tasks. Quicken, the company's original product, allows users to automate their personal finances. In March 1992, the company introduced QuickBooks, its first small-business accounting product. To complement Quicken, QuickBooks and its other software products, the company offers a broad range of supplies, including checks, invoices and forms. In addition, the company has a number of service offerings, such as the Quicken VISA card with IntelliCharge, that work with its software products to further automate financial tasks.
 NOTE: Pocket Quicken, IntelliCharge and QuickBooks are trademarks of Intuit. Quicken is a registered trademark of Intuit. Tandy is a registered trademark of Tandy Corp. Zoomer is a trademark of Tandy Corp. Other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
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 /CONTACT: David Miller of Intuit, 415-329-3567; or Julie McHenry or Samantha Lagerloef of Wilson McHenry, 415-592-7600, for Intuit/
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