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SPINNAKER OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS; SPINNAKER'S POPULAR PFS:WINDOWWORKS NOW AVAILABLE IN TEN LANGUAGES

 BOSTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Software Corporation (NASDAQ: SPKR) today announced a major thrust into the international software market by opening its international headquarters in the U.K. and shipping foreign-language versions of its popular PFS:WindowWorks(tm) software, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, International English, and Czechoslovakian versions. The company is also offering editions specifically for the Australian, U.K., and New Zealand markets. Spinnaker already markets several of its products internationally, including PFS:Publisher(tm) for Windows, PFS:First Choice(R) and PFS:First Publisher(tm). In a related announcement, the company said it is in the process of establishing distribution in the Pacific Rim, and plans to offer Japanese and Chinese versions of its software in 1993. Spinnaker currently distributes in Hong Kong and Singapore.
 "Developing a strong international market represents true growth potential for our company," said Lynne Weiss, Spinnaker's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "We're extremely pleased at the positive reception to our software abroad, and our aggressive pricing policies that have shown themselves to be recession-proof in a weak economy. Spinnaker is working on several strategic fronts to leverage our international position, including the opening of our international headquarters and the announcement of a key series of bundling agreements with companies like Zenith, who market their computers internationally with Spinnaker software bundled in."
 Julie L. Wainright, vice president, international for Spinnaker, added that "Spinnaker's new London-based international office represents our long-term commitment to developing key new mass market channels. Our new international presence allows us to offer unprecedented levels of technical, marketing, and sales support for our customers, dealers, and distributors."
 To expedite its ambitious international marketing strategy, Spinnaker has entered into distribution and republishing agreements with local partners in several countries, who provide local marketing and technical support. In the case of the U.K., Spinnaker has created its own direct organization to handle sales, marketing, technical support, and development. The company is also exploring a Pan-European free telephone support system for European users of Spinnaker software.
 PFS:WindowWorks is Spinnaker's popular integrated software program for Windows. It is now available in Version 2, which features seven applications, including a word processor, spreadsheet, database, chart maker, communications (terminal), address book, and label maker. PFS:WindowWorks is used by nearly one million people worldwide. Version 2 features faxing capability, business templates, OLE support, and many other enhancements.
 Other notable products offered by Spinnaker include; PFS:First Choice (Version 4.0 to be available in 1993); PFS:Publisher for Windows, a desktop publisher that sets new standards in desktop publishing power and usability for the small business and home office market, (recently termed "a knockout desktop publisher" by PC Computing magazine); PFS:Business Plan, a complete Windows-based program for producing high- quality business plans; and PFS:Prospect, a DOS-based program that helps small businesses manage sales prospects and develop their customer bases.
 Spinnaker also markets the Easy Working(tm) series, consisting of value-priced DOS and Windows titles in the categories of word processing, integrated, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet.


About Spinnaker
 Spinnaker Software Corporation, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., is a leading provider of small business and home office software. The company markets a full line of products, including PFS: and Easy Working products for DOS and Windows.
 NOTE: Windows is a trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Goyette of Spinnaker Software, 617-494-1200, ext. 453/
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