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LCI INTERNATIONAL, STERLING SOFTWARE JOIN TO OFFER EDI SERVICES

 DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- LCI International (NASDAQ-NMS: LCII) and Sterling Software, Inc. (NYSE: SSW) today announced an agreement which will allow LCI customers to utilize Sterling Software's Electronic Commerce Services. The electronic interchange of business information has become a critical factor in the success of today's leading businesses.
 "The availability of Sterling Software's services to LCI International customers reflects our continued commitment to providing a total network solution for all of our customers," said Thomas J. Wynne, LCI International president.
 "We are excited to offer Sterling Software Network Services to LCI customers as part of a total solution for Electronic Commerce," said Paul L. H. Olson, president of Sterling Software's Network Services Division.
 LCI customers -- from the smallest supplier to the largest manufacturers and retailers -- will benefit from the increased speed and simplicity achieved in the exchange of information. The availability of these services allows LCI customers to reduce or eliminate the shipment or mailing of physical media such as diskettes, tape cartridges or paper documents when delivering bulletins, spreadsheets, engineering drawings or other important business data.
 LCI International, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: LCII) is a publicly held, worldwide, facilities-based telecommunications company that provides to its business and residential customers a full array of voice, data and video transmission services through its fiber-optic network. LCI International, Inc., with headquarters in McLean, Va., has its operational subsidiaries headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
 Sterling Software's Electronic Commerce Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a pioneer and global leader in Electronic Commerce software and services. Since 1975, it has been providing EDI network services, a major cornerstone of Electronic Commerce, and is the worldwide market leader in EDI management software. The group specializes in Electronic Commerce communications services, enabling software, value-added applications, and closely related professional services that allow users to exchange data quickly and cost-effectively with large numbers of trading partners worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Fette of LCI International public relations, 614-798-6272, or Gail Whitcomb of Sterling Software public relations, 614-793-7142/
 (LCII SSW)


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