Bee Canterbury Lavery Named Advisor to Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VCSY) announced today that it has named Bee Canterbury Lavery as an advisor to the Company. As a senior executive, Mrs. Lavery has more than 20 years experience in management, diplomatic relations, protocol and special events. From 1973 to 1992, Bee Canterbury Lavery served as Chief of Protocol and International Relations for the City of Los Angeles during the administration of Mayor Tom Bradley. From 1992 to 1994, she served as Regional Director for the United States Department of State Office of Foreign Missions, Los Angeles. In 1994, she established BCL International, an international consulting firm.

Her past duties included planning logistics for visits to Los Angeles for more than 40 Chiefs of State, Heads of Government and other dignitaries and their entire delegations including President Li of China, Emperor Hiroshito of Japan, Queen Elizabeth and other foreign leaders. She had led trade and cultural delegations to China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Tibet and New Zealand. Furthermore, she handled diplomatic and federal government relations for the Olympic Committee which brought the XIII Summer Olympics to Los Angeles.

Currently, Bee Canterbury Lavery holds membership with the National Committee of US-China Relations and World Affairs Council. Her published articles include "China Reforms -- A Capitalistic Ring" -- Daily News and "Tibet -- No Shangri-La" -- Los Angeles Times.

About Bee Canterbury Lavery

Bee Canterbury Lavery is currently President of BCL International, a consulting firm which provides expertise in international relations to business executives, educational and cultural institutions, multi-national companies and government officials. Bee Canterbury Lavery is listed in Who's Who in American Women. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California.

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 include building e-commerce solutions nationally and internationally, distributing content via its multi- lingual portal network (; and Internet services ( Through its majority-owned subsidiary, Externet World, Inc., the Company provides online shopping services ( and proprietary online gaming software ( Vertical Computer Systems is committed to building e-commerce communities on the Internet in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Pacific Rim.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation 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.

SOURCE: Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.