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Press Release

Contact: Ron Pimblett
Phone: (919) 676-0847
9 AM EDT, November 6, 2002


Raleigh, NC - November 6, 2002: Dignus, LLC announces delivery of the world's first 64-bit compiler for z/Architecture . This major release demonstrates the company's commitment to its customers and the mainframe C and C++ community. Dignus, LLC is the first company to deliver complete IBM z/Architecture compilers and libraries with the general availability of Systems/C and Systems/C++ Version 1.60 today. "This delivery, while maintaining support for earlier architectures, fully exploits z/Architecture-allowing programs to execute in 24, 31, or 64-bit as well as allowing all dynamic storage to be allocated above the 31-bit 'bar'," said Dave Rivers, founder and President of Dignus, LLC.

In addition to major processor related enhancements, this robust software delivery also includes a
CICS C preprocessor and support for a number of ANSI 99 language features.

Important features of this delivery include:

In addition to these new functions, see the announcement for the immediate availability of Systems/ASM Version 1.60.

Further Product Enhancements

About Dignus, LLC

Dignus, LLC is an innovative company, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, committed to providing the best compilers, assemblers and development tools for the IBM mainframe. Dignus, LLC provides unique mainframe programming solutions that offer savings in time and effort, while streamlining development costs. Solutions are applicable to programming for a wide range of IBM mainframe operating systems, including OS/390, TPF, VM, Linux/390 and others. Systems/C, Systems/C++ and Systems/ASM run in native or cross-mode on PCs or workstations. This allows the end user to have the benefits of exceptional editing, rapid compile times, and locally assembled output linked on the mainframe for execution. Dignus compilers and assemblers have been recognized by IBM as "IBM Enterprise Servers Division Member Solution of the Month." For more information about Dignus, LLC or our products visit www.dignus.com.