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UNIQUEST EXPANDS RETAIL AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS THROUGH ADVANCED CYBERNETICS INC. MERGER

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQUEST Incorporated (NASDAQ: UQST) announced today the merger of Advanced Cybernetics Inc. (ACI) of Wyomissing, Pa. with a wholly owned subsidiary of UNIQUEST.
 ACI was founded in 1969 and provides software solutions to major retail operations worldwide. These solutions run on mainframe, midrange and personal computing systems. ACI conducts its international operations through Advanced Cybernetics International Ltd., its subsidiary located in Birmingham, England. The firm reported consolidated revenue of approximately $9 million for the last 12 months.
 Current ACI products include Retail Express (REX) for inventory management and reporting, Merchandise Automated Planning Systems (MAPS) for monitoring sales performance of in-store items, and Point-of- Sale/In-Store Systems for time & attendance, labor scheduling, and management reporting. Representative retail clients include Harrods, Serfridges, Consolidated Stores, Guess?, Disney Stores, Hartmarx Specialty Stores, Maison Blanche, and the San Diego Zoo.
 Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, UNIQUEST will exchange 1,760,000 shares of its common stock for all common stock outstanding of ACI.
 According to August P. Klein, president and CEO of UNIQUEST, "The ACI merger is a significant step for UNIQUEST as it further expands our product offerings to the domestic and international retail marketplace. We now have a strong foundation for continued growth of our international operations particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With over 40 professionals dedicated to international operations, UNIQUEST will be able to aggressively pursue new market opportunities for our family of integrated solutions such as payment processing, labor scheduling, point of sale, and our patented automated checkout system."
 UNIQUEST Incorporated is a leading provider of software applications and systems solutions to the retail, healthcare and distribution industries worldwide. These solutions provide UNIQUEST customers with tools for critical day-to-day management, increased operational efficiencies and revenue enhancement which lead to improved operations and profitability.
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 /CONTACT: Fred Goldsmith, chief operating officer of UNIQUEST, 904-363-0103; or Rod O'Connor of Cameron Associates, 212-644-9560, for UNIQUEST/
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CO: UNIQUEST Incorporated; Advanced Cybernetics Inc. ST: Florida, Pennsylvania IN: CPR SU: TNM

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