Vertical Computers Retains Equitilink for Investor Relations

LOS ANGELES (July 22, 2002) -Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) is pleased to announce that it has retained Equitilink, LLC to provide financial communications and shareholder relations services. Equitilink, a San Diego agency, provides a variety of custom services for public companies seeking results-oriented investor relations programs.

Richard Wade, President of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc., stated: “Quality communications are therefore very important to us. We are impressed not only by the financial backgrounds of the individuals at Equitilink, but also by their dedication as investor relations consultants.”

Thomas N. Mahoney, managing director of Equitilink stated: “We are very excited about the growth potential for Vertical. As a result of our discussions with the Vertical’s management, we believe there is an opportunity to significantly increase market position and enhance shareholder value. Our program will help Vertical inform the marketplace and the investment community about its products, services and target markets.”

About Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (VCSY) is a multinational provider of Web services, underpinning Web technologies, and administrative software services through its Global Partners System, a worldwide distribution network. Vertical provides Web applications and services targeted at specific market needs in business and government organizations, such as emergency response, news media, procurement, education, e-commerce, and human resources. Vertical also provides underpinning Web and Internet technologies that can be leveraged across all of its target markets. Vertical's software products include the Emily(TM) XML Enabler Agent, ResponseFlash(TM), SiteFlash(TM), UniversityFlash(TM), Newsflash(TM), and the Focal Point Search Engine(TM).

For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About Equitilink, LLC

Equitilink assists public companies in improving their shareholder relations through professional, cost-effective public/investor relation’s strategies and specializes in working with small-cap and micro-cap companies. Equitilink helps its clients achieve fair market value by expanding public awareness and enhancing corporate image.

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