Cautionary Factors Under the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
We desire to take advantage of the "safe harbor" provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995 (the "Act"). This Form 10-K contains statements which are intended as "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the Act. The words or phrases "expects", "will continue", "is anticipated", "we
believe", "estimate", "projects", "hope" or expressions of a similar nature denote forward-looking statements.
Those statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from historical results or results presently anticipated or projected. Those risks and uncertainties include those
discussed in this Exhibit 99. We wish to caution you not to place undue reliance on forward- looking statements.
The factors listed in this Exhibit 99 have affected the Company's performance in the past and could affect future
performance. Those factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that a product may not ship when expected or
may contain technical difficulties; uncertain demand for new or existing products; the impact of competitor's
advertising, products or pricing; availability or reliability of component parts, including sole source parts;
manufacturing limitations; availability of sources of financing; economic developments, both domestically and
internationally; new accounting standards; risks associated with the acquisition and integration of new businesses;
risks related to the diversification into new Internet software and information technology business; and, the impact
of the initiation, defense and resolution of litigation.
Risks Related to Sale of DGBU. On October 21, 1999, the Company publicly announced its intention to sell its
DGBU and focus on its Internet and e- commerce related businesses. Although the Company is currently
negotiating with potential buyers for the DGBU, there can be no assurance that the Company