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MACUSA BECOMES SALES AGENT FOR MIRROR TECHNOLOGIES, WILL PURCHASE KEY ASSETS; MIRROR EXITING BUSINESS

 ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirror Technologies (NASDAQ: MIRR) and MacUSA announced today that MacUSA will begin selling, fulfilling orders and servicing customers for Mirror Technologies as Mirror leaves the business of developing and marketing computer peripherals for the Apple Macintosh. The two companies will work together closely in the next few months so that customers and suppliers experience a smooth transition.
 Effective tomorrow, MacUSA's DTP Direct division will begin taking calls on Mirror's sales and support lines for Mirror and Envisio products. "We welcome the opportunity to add to our product line for desktop publishing and graphics professionals with Mirror's lineup of monitors, scanners, disk drives and the new Tornado graphics board," said Joel Ronning, president and CEO of MacUSA. "We will continue technical support and warranty service for all Mirror and Envisio customers and hope to continue to develop and evolve the existing product lines. DTP Direct, our graphics, imaging and prepress catalog, reaches 500,000 customers. Mirror's product line will benefit from being showcased in DTP Direct and Mirror's customers will have access to the wider selection of products and services available through DTP Direct."
 Mirror and MacUSA have entered into an agency agreement, effective today, to facilitate sales, support, and service. MacUSA also intends to purchase a significant portion of Mirror's inventory. Mirror and MacUSA have begun discussions about a possible definitive agreement for the acquisition of Mirror's business which will be submitted to Mirror's shareholders for approval. Mirror also will implement a significant workforce reduction.
 "After attempting to return Mirror to positive cash flow and profitability, and after analyzing our forecasts for our business for 1994, Mirror's board of directors has concluded that the company could not continue to operate independently in this highly competitive industry," said Steve Schewe, president and CEO of Mirror. "MacUSA has the size, skills and resources to be a continuing force in the market. MacUSA has been consistently profitable and we believe will meet the needs of Mirror's customers by providing long-term service and important new products. While Mirror has changed its product line to increase margins and reduce our operating losses, new product development delays and competitive pressures have kept the company from achieving its goals set earlier in the fiscal year. The board believes that it is in the best interest of Mirror's shareholders and debenture holders to cease current operations that are draining resources and to evaluate alternative strategies.
 Mirror Technologies, Inc., is a publicly traded, St. Paul-based corporation that has been a leading developer and marketer of peripheral equipment for the Apple Macintosh computer since 1985.
 Founded in 1990, MacUSA, Inc., is a privately held corporation that distributes computer hardware and software for the Apple Macintosh. MacUSA's DTP Direct division is a rapidly expanding catalog marketer of high-end graphics, pre-press and imaging hardware and software for the Macintosh and PC-compatibles.
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 /CONTACT: Stephen J. Schewe, president and CEO of Mirror Technologies, 612-633-4450; or Joel A Ronning, president and CEO, or Jon R. Norberg, DTP Direct Manager, both of MacUSA, 612-832-5622/
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