From: "Brad Rutledge"
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 10:47:03 -0700 Subject: Linux NetworX Partners With Alpine Consolidated to Execute Strategic Growth Plan Organization: Linux NetworX FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANDY, UTAH, APRIL 27, 2000 - Linux NetworX, Inc., a recently formed provider of large-scale clustered computer solutions for Internet, industry and research fields, announced today a partnership with Alpine Consolidated, LLC, a company that works with emerging businesses to obtain financing and execute strategic growth plans. "Alpine Consolidated will assist Linux NetworX as we shift into an aggressive growth period and begin to create strategic partnerships and make appropriate acquisitions," said Glen Lowry president and CEO of Linux NetworX. "We are looking to establish ourselves as the leader in the clustered computer market and this is one of many steps we are taking to accomplish that goal." Alpine Consolidated will help Linux NetworX find additional funding sources as well as provide direction with its new business efforts and company strategy. "Alpine Consolidated will only undertake an engagement where the company will be a clear leader in the industry and we feel Linux NetworX is well on its way to establishing that leadership," said Tim Layton, managing director and partner of Alpine Consolidated. "Our extensive experience assisting companies through consolidation transactions, private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions will help Linux NetworX grow and advance its cluster technology." About Linux NetworX A wholly owned subsidiary of Alta Technology Corporation, Linux NetworX (www.linuxnetworx.com) uses the Linux operating system to create a reliable and cost-effective alternative to the "super computer" for organizations demanding high performance and low failure rates. With the use of cluster computer technology, a method of linking multiple computers through high-speed networks to form a single system, Linux NetworX provides solutions for companies with high-computing needs, including Internet servers, research, industry, government and other technological fields. Linux NetworX offers products with extremely high availability, or uptime, that can easily grow with customer needs. About Alpine Consolidated Alpine Consolidated, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is a strategic merchant bank and business incubator formed to (1) pursue consolidation opportunities in fragmented industries worldwide and (2) to work with emerging businesses in refining strategies, obtaining financing and executing strategic plans. About the Linux Operating System Linux is a computer operating system that is distributed freely on the Internet. As an open source project, Linux allows developers to share information, code and suggestions to continuously maintain and improve the system. Linux NetworX selected the operating system for its stability, reliability and rapid development. # # # Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds. All other products, services and companies are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. CONTACT: Brad Rutledge Linux NetworX 801-562-1010 ext. 218 email@example.com Amee Walker Rock PPCH Public Relations 801-487-4800 ext. 143 firstname.lastname@example.org