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XIRCOM PLACES NO. 4 ON BUSINESS WEEK'S BEST SMALL COMPANY LIST

 CALABASAS, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/-- Xircom Inc. (NASDAQ: XIRC) is the fourth "best" in the United States and the highest ranking California corporation in Business Weeks' recent survey of the 100 best small corporations. In judging the hot growth companies, the publication cited Xircom's performance over the past three years -- average increases of 140.5 percent in sales and 126.0 percent in profits as well as a 49.9-percent return on capital.
 "We are honored that Business Week recognized our past performance, and we believe that we have the right growth strategy to keep Xircom on the list next year," said Dirk I. Gates, president and chief executive officer of Xircom. "We want to take this opportunity to recognize our employees, customers and channel partners for their continuing part in this achievement."
 The rankings are based on Standard & Poor's reporting of three-year results in sales growth, earnings growth and return on invested capital. Qualifying companies must have annual sales of more than $10 million and less than $150 million, a current market value greater than $1 million, a current stock price greater than $1 and be actively traded.
 Founded in 1988, Xircom is the leader in the development and manufacture of external connectivity solutions for the personal computer market. The company pioneered the use of the universal PC parallel port to connect PCs to a LAN and has sold more than 450,000 external LAN adapters to date. Xircom's product line includes: a family of Pocket LAN Adapters and External LAN Adapters for Ethernet, Token Ring, 3270 and Arcnet networks; the CreditCard Ethernet Adapter, a PCMCIA 2.0 compliant PC Card for LAN connection through a PCMCIA slot on the newest generation of notebook PCs and the Pocket Print Server family that allows a parallel printer to be connected anywhere on an Ethernet or Token Ring network.
 Xircom's U.S. headquarters is located at 26025 Mureau Road, Calabasas, Calif., 91302. Telephone is 818-878-7600 or 800-874-7875. Fax is 818-878-7630. Xircom also has offices in Reston, Va.; Antwerp, Belgium; and Hong Kong.
 Xircom is a registered trademark and CreditCard Ethernet Adapter, Pocket Lan Adapter, Pocket Ethernet Adapter, Pocket Token Ring Adapter, Pocket 3270, Pocket Arcnet Adapter, Pocket Ethernet Print Server, Pocket Token Ring Print Server and Parallel Port Multiplexor are trademarks of Xircom Inc.
 General notice: Some of the product names herein have been used for identification pruposes and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Deb Cormer or Lynne Rocha of White & Cromer, 415-354-8817, both for Xircom/
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