Vertical Computer Systems Signs Agreement With Webunion To Enhance Services Of Portal

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 2000--Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC:VCSY) announced today that it has entered into a relationship with WebUnion provides a range of valuable services to sites who wish to reach Chinese speaking Internet users, such as banner advertising, Chinese search engine registration and translation of sites content, along with related consulting services.

WebUnion members include Chinese language sites from all over the world and a few English sites that are focused on the Chinese community. These member sites include on-line magazines, newspapers, software sites, entertainment sites, company homepages, search engines, etc. WebUnion is also the ONLY banner network in the greater China region, which is able to cover a significant number of member sites from the government and enterprises sectors. WebUnion also facilitates the development and hosting of personal homepages for those it considers well-designed and content rich.

Advertisers come to WebUnion not only because of its wide reach in the Chinese online community, but also because of its high quality and carefully selected websites. To help advertisers target Chinese speaking net users, they review every potential site to ensure that it is either written in Chinese or is designed for Chinese-speakers. Many Asian countries are very sensitive to online content. Because of its fast growth and wide network, many large and prestigious web sites consider WebUnion an important strategic partner. WebUnion has established cross-promotional agreements with Yahoo!, Alta Vista Asiawide, XinJua News Agency, China News Services, ZD-NET China, and many of the most prominent Internet companies and ISP's in China and Hong Kong. About WebUnion:

With new member sites joining daily, WebUnion is attracting more and more interest.

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.