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XIRCOM SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR ALL ITS PRODUCTS WITH OLIVETTI FOR EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

 ANTWERP, Belgium, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Xircom (NASDAQ: XIRC) and Olivetti today announced the signing of an agreement for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Under this agreement all Olivetti national offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa will purchase and resell Xircom's Pocket and External LAN Adapters, PCMCIA LAN Adapters and the new Pocket Print Servers. Each Olivetti company will source the Xircom products through Xircom's local distributor(s).
 Marc Devis, Xircom Europe's managing director and chief executive officer, explains, "We are obviously very excited about this agreement with Olivetti, a major European PC and Notebook vendor. Olivetti promoting and reselling our products significantly expands our ability to provide state-of-the-art connectivity solutions to a broad base of Olivetti mobile computer users."
 "Olivetti selected Xircom for the quality of its products and the innovation capability of the company. I strongly believe this agreement will contribute to the success of our portable PCs," said Aureliano Vigolini, director of Add-on Business Development in Olivetti Professional Services Division.
 Olivetti is Europe's leading computer manufacturer and supplies information technology worldwide. A company at the leading edge of the information technology field, Olivetti offers a wide range of products and solutions based on standards and open systems, including personal and minicomputers, local and wide-area networks, specialized workstations, and office information system solutions. In addition, Olivetti specializes in distributed open systems solutions, based on Olivetti's Open System Architecture (OSA) for banking and financial institutions and large organizations.
 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 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 a family of Pocket Print Server products which allow users to locate their printer anywhere on an Ethernet or Token Ring network.
 Xircom Europe N.V. is located at 82-84 Bisschoppenhoflaan, 2100 Antwerp, Belgium. Telephone: +32-3-326-34-94; fax: +32-3-326-31-50.
 NOTE: Xircom is a registered trademark and Pocket LAN Adapter, Pocket Ethernet Adapter, Pocket Token Ring Adapter, Pocket 3270 Adapter, Pocket Arcnet Adapter, CreditCard Ethernet 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 may have been used for identification purposes and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: investors, JoAnne Martz, director of investor relations of Xircom, 818-878-6220; or media, Deb Cromer or Lynne Rocha of White & Cromer, 415-354-8817, for Xircom/
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