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Consumer News Release

For immediate release -- July 12, 2001.
Contact Bob Brammer, 515-281-6699

Comment of Tom Miller, Attorney General of Iowa, on New Mexico announcing it is settling with Microsoft

We have a very strong team, and we recently received a strong finding of liability by a unanimous Court of Appeals. This will not hamper the states. We will go full speed ahead on this case.

Attorney General Patricia Madrid inherited the Microsoft lawsuit from her predecessor, Tom Udall, and has been a good partner state for the last two and one-half years. She has acknowledged the strength of our case, especially as it was fortified by the unanimous Court of Appeals decision on monopoly maintenance. We of course have the resources and will proceed without New Mexico.

We look forward to sharing the benefits of any settlement or judicial decision with her through the "most-favored-nation" clause she has with Microsoft.

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