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Vicom Telecommunications Products and Services Now Marketing through Damark International, Inc.; Services Provided Through Vicom's Wholly Owned Subsidiary.

NEW HOPE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 1999--

Damark's National Reach, Established Distribution Networks

Provide Opportunities for Nationwide Communications Inc.'s

Telecommunications Products and Services

Vicom Incorporated (VICM-BB: Nasdaq LOTC Bulletin Board) announced today that Damark International, Inc. (Nasdaq:DMRK), Minneapolis, has begun marketing Vicom telecommunications products and services to its nationwide, established member network. The telecommunications products and services are provided through Vicom's wholly-owned subsidiary, Nationwide Communications Inc. (NCI), and are offered through two of Damark's membership programs.

NCI provides telecommunications products and services through Vicom's status as a Master Agent with a premier, worldwide telecommunications service provider. Damark International, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a marketing solutions provider and makes offers through mail order catalogs and a variety of membership clubs. Currently, more than 1.7 million customers belong to Damark's membership clubs.

"NCI and Vicom are very pleased with the opportunity this partnership offers us and Damark customers," said Michael Kelner, President of NCI. "Damark is a proven industry leader, and its established sales and distribution networks are very attractive outlets for our products and services."

James L. Mandel, Vicom's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We believe this partnership is a perfect example of Vicom's strategic vision turned reality. Vicom and NCI will continue to aggressively pursue other lucrative commercial avenues for our products and services while we continue to grow our company and our industry presence."

Vicom, Inc., provides a full range of voice, data and video communications systems and service, system integration, training and related communication sales and support activities for commercial, professional and institutional users in the Upper Midwest and throughout the United States. Vicom was recently listed as one of the 50 largest telecommunications companies and the company's growth has outpaced national industry averages. The company offers the communication products and services most essential for business today: communications hardware, long distance service, local dial tone and Internet access. Vicom has provided clients with state-of-the-art, flexible and cost-effective communication solutions since 1975, and can be found on the Internet at http://www.vicomtel.com.

The discussion above contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors.
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