Dulles, VA and San Jose, CA, September 10, 1998 - America Online, the world's leading Internet online service, and Acer America, subsidiary of Acer Group, the world's third largest PC manufacturer, today announced a new multi-year marketing agreement for Acer to feature AOL on its Aspire line of personal computers. Under the agreement, Aspire users will be able to access the AOL software by simply clicking on the AOL icon displayed prominently in the "Internet Services" folder of the ACE (Aspire Computer Explorer) Desktop. The two companies will also engage in joint promotional opportunities. "We are thrilled to announce this new relationship with Acer," said Jan Brandt, President of Marketing for America Online, Inc. "With consumers increasingly purchasing computers for the purpose of going online and investigating all that cyberspace has to offer, this agreement will offer Acer customers an even more convenient way to sign up for AOL - the world's leading Internet online service." "The ability to easily sign on for a high-quality Internet online experience is becoming increasingly important to our customers," said Robert Olstad, the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for the Family PC Division of Acer. "Acer is proud to offer easy access to AOL's complete, easy to use and convenient online experience, right from our ACE desktop."