EquityAlert.com Named Vertical Computer Systems In Investment Opinion

LOS ANGELES, Jan 18, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VCSY) announced today that EquityAlert.com (OTC Bulletin Board: EINC), one of the largest online trader-exclusive communities and provider of real time news alerts, named Vertical Computer Systems in a release today on active OTC/BB issues in their EquityAlert.com opinion No. 8 of 8 on January 18, 2000.

EquityAlert.com originally named Vertical Computer Systems in a recent email release on active OTC/BB issues in their EquityAlert.com opinion No. 3 of 8 on January 10, 2000. (http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/000110/equityaler_4.html).

EquityAlert.com's real time public company news alerts are a free service that allows pro-active investors to receive email news alerts on the stocks they own or plan to own, thus allowing them to take advantage of potentially significant price moves that often follow time-sensitive news announcements.

For more information on these and other actively traded issues on all major US markets, please visit their Web site located at www.equityalert.com. In addition to free real time public company news alerts via email, individuals are also able to chat, "live" with active, sophisticated traders and investors from all over North America and Europe.

About EquityAlert.com EquityAlert.com, a wholly owned online asset of EquityAlert.com, Inc., was developed exclusively for sophisticated, pro-active online investors. Subscribers to EquityAlert.com's free service enjoy a broad suite of trading tools, including "live chat," IPO information, news, stock splits, analyst coverage, proprietary trading barometers, and much more, including EquityAlert's most popular feature -- free real time public company news alerts via email. For additional information or to become a free subscriber to EquityAlert.com, please visit the Company's Web site at www.equityalert.com or contact Gurm Kundan at 604-659-5009.

About Vertical Computer Systems Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a multi lingual portal provider, and e-commerce solutions company, based in the United States. The Company provides a full range of Internet services that; build e-commerce solutions nationally and internationally (http://www.ExternetWorld.com), distributes content via its multi lingual portal networks (http://www.TheChinaBridge.com) (http://www.ShoppingInternet.com) and provides proprietary online gaming software (http://www.ccpsoftware.com). VerticalComputer Systems is committed to building communities allowing the development of the Internet in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Pacific Rim.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ from those discussed. This material is information only and is not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell the securities.

SOURCE: Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.