Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. Returns to Trade Common Stock Shares on the OTC Bulletin Board®

Fort Worth, Texas, January 11, 2006--Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) today announced that shares of common stock of the company have returned to trading on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board® (OTCBB). Shares of VCSY's common stock were listed on the OTCBB on December 12, 2005, and began trading on the OTCBB on January 9, 2006. The OTCBB is a regulated quotation service that displays real-time quotes, last-sale prices, and volume information in over-the-counter (OTC) equity securities. An OTC equity security generally is any equity that is not listed or traded on Nasdaq® or a national securities exchange. OTCBB securities include national, regional, and foreign equity issues, warrants, units, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), and Direct Participation Programs (DPPs). VCSY's CEO, Richard Wade, said "Vertical is pleased to be back on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board. Returning to the OTC Bulletin Board increases value to our shareholders by affording a more stable trading environment for shares of our common stock." This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. With the exception of historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

About Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (VCSY) is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network. VCSY's main administrative software product is emPath®, which is developed and distributed by NOW Solutions, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary. VCSY's primary Internet core technologies include SiteFlash, ResponseFlash, NewsFlash, and the Emily XML Scripting Language, which can be used to build web services. Information on Vertical and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

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