From: Joanne Kwasny <Joanne@metzger.com> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: eSoft To List on Nasdaq National Market System Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 08:12:05 -0600 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Rich Miller/Joe Pate Nina Piccinini Metzger Associates eSoft Inc. 303-786-7000 303-444-1600 ext. 3255 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ESOFT TO LIST ON NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET SYSTEM Internet Server Software Supplier Will Begin Trading on The Nasdaq National Market Today BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 3, 2000 - eSoft Inc.(tm)(Nasdaq: ESFT), the company that provides a flexible and customizable product suite of Internet connectivity solutions for small- to medium-enterprise markets, today announced it has been advised by Nasdaq that its common stock, formerly trading on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market, will begin trading on the National Market System effective today, May 3, 2000. The company's Nasdaq trading symbol will remain ESFT. "We are very pleased to have met the stringent requirements of the Nasdaq National Market listing and feel as though this opportunity will enable us to reach a much broader group of investors," said Jeff Finn, president and CEO of eSoft. "We are confident that this listing will benefit our shareholders and will provide the company with greater exposure, institutional interest and continued financial growth." About eSoft Inc. eSoft Inc. was founded in 1984 with headquarters in Broomfield, Colo. eSoft provides a flexible, customizable and expandable product suite, enabling rapid delivery of a complete Internet connectivity solution for the small to medium enterprise market. eSoft's family of products are designed for businesses with up to 200 workstations and provides low-cost, LAN-to-Internet connectivity and includes a range of features, including e-mail, Web browsing, ICSA certified firewall security, a Web server, remote access and virtual private network (VPN) functionality. Contact eSoft at 295 Interlocken Blvd., #500, Broomfield, CO, 80021, USA; 303-444-1600 phone; 303-444-1640 fax; www.esoft.com. ### eSoft Inc and redphish are trademarks of eSoft. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements often can be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "project", "estimate" or words of similar meaning. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and eSoft will not necessarily update these statements to reflect subsequent developments. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These factors include adverse economic conditions, entry of new and stronger competitors, inadequate capital, unexpected costs, failure to gain product approval in foreign countries, failure to capitalize upon access to new markets, the possibility that a competitor will develop a more comprehensive or less expensive TEAM Internet solution and delays in the market awareness of eSoft and its products. Readers should review these factors and others, which are discussed in reports that eSoft files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.