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THE FUTURE NOW, INC. COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF BASICOMPUTER CORPORATION

 CINCINNATI, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Future Now, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNOW), the Cincinnati-based computer sales and services company that focuses on total solutions for its clients, today completed its acquisition of Akron-based Basicomputer Corporation.
 Future Now paid $12 million cash for Basicomputer Corporation, which becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Future Now. Basicomputer Corporation reported revenues of $140 million for the fiscal year ended January 1993.
 "Customers and shareholders alike will benefit from this transaction," said Future Now Chairman and CEO Terry Theye. "Basicomputer's existing businesses are located in many of the same geographic areas where we have operations, so this is in line with our strategy of making selected acquisitions in our existing markets."
 The Future Now, Inc. sells, installs and services microcomputers, UNIX workstations, turn-key local and wide area networks, computer software and peripheral products for business, professional, educational and governmental customers. The company also offers a wide range of customer support and consulting services through its 32 sales offices in 19 states.
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 /CONTACT: David L. Durham of The Future Now, Inc., 513-792-4500; or Dennis J. Sullivan, Jr. of Dan Pinger Public Relations, Inc., 513-751-6161, for The Future Now/
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CO: The Future Now, Inc.; Basicomputer Corporation ST: Ohio IN: CPR SU: TNM

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