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TIMOTHY DIPLOCK

THE MAXIM GROUP

Tel: +44 (0) 1494 436464

Email: timothyd@maxim-marketing.co.uk


PETER BARLOW

SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Tel: +44 (0) 118 945 7000

Email: peter.barlow@uk.symbol.com



SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC APPOINTMENT TO DRIVE E.COMMERCE SOLUTIONS


WINNERSH, UK ­ 6th July 2000 ­ Symbol’s commitment to developing strategic customer focused initiatives in e.commerce is being reinforced by the appointment of Paul Duggan as Director, Business Development e.Commerce, effective immediately.

Gordon Ambidge, Vice President, Symbol Technologies Limited said: "The development of the Internet and e.technologies is fuelling fundamental transformations in the way that businesses operate. Symbol has consistently led the way in the development and application of these new technologies. The creation of this strategic role and the appointment of a senior director to drive its success, reflects the crucial importance we place on the development of all areas of e.commerce."

Symbol’s key business sectors of Retail and Transport & Logistics will remain under the control of directors Mike Doyle and Barry Jervis respectively. Mike Allen currently director of Symbol¹s Channel sector will also take responsibility for the company¹s Public Sector and Healthcare business.

Paul Duggan said: "Symbol’s mobile computing, wireless and scanning solutions continue to extend the benefits of e-commerce across both the Internet and traditional retailing environments.

"Retailers recognise the potential offered by e.commerce. Equally they know that the only way to benefit from electronic commerce is if consumers find the process easy, convenient and secure, The easier the electronic process, the greater the likelihood of increased order frequency and higher customer loyalty.

"Symbol solutions can streamline a warehouse and delivery logistics operation for a dot com retailer and enable bricks and mortar businesses to gain competitive advantage. Our mobile computing and wireless devices are being used by growing numbers of workers and consumers to access and deliver web information."

Ambidge concludes: "The onset of the Internet has brought the advantages of "instant information." Symbol has embraced this technology throughout our solution portfolio, using Internet IP network technology and browser based applications for hand-held computing to deliver e.commerce solutions wherever users may be."


About Symbol Technologies

Symbol Technologies, winner of this year’s US National Medal of Technology, is a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture. Symbol’s wireless Information Appliances connect the physical world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilised worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol¹s systems and products are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to the home. Information about Symbol is available at http://www.symbol.com/uk


For further information please contact:

Timothy Diplock / Patricia Taylor

The Maxim Group

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e-mail: timothyd@maxim-marketing.co.uk

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