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U.S. Robotics Announces Vice President of Americas Sales

11.21.2000

Rolling Meadows, Ill., November 21, 2000 -- U.S. Robotics announced today the appointment of Brian W. Babcock, 38, as Vice President of Americas Sales. Mr. Babcock joins U.S. Robotics from Gateway, Inc., where he was Director of Channel Sales. At Gateway, he led the Channel Sales organization and was responsible for channel strategy and securing large national accounts.

"As an executive with more than 17 years of proven sales leadership at marquis technology companies, Mr. Babcock brings a level of sales expertise equal to the U.S. Robotics brand," said Van Andrews, CEO of U.S. Robotics. "He understands how to execute and deliver results and also has a tremendous ability to motivate others to achieve business objectives."

Prior to Gateway, Mr. Babcock directed sales at Toshiba and Epson. 

"Working for U.S. Robotics is a rare opportunity to expand the presence of an unparalleled brand that has always been synonymous with quality and market leadership," Mr. Babcock said. "As a newly created company, U.S. Robotics has the right mix of ingredients, including a worldwide presence, strong revenue streams and an enthusiastic customer and employee base." 

"I look forward to implementing an aggressive and innovative plan for our sales organization to capture additional analog market share and to capitalize on emerging market opportunities."

About U.S. Robotics
U.S. Robotics is the world's leading modem provider, bringing the Internet into millions of homes and businesses around the world. For three decades, U.S. Robotics has been at the forefront of modem technology, and in the 1990's was the first to boost analog modem speeds to the V.90 56K standard. This year, U.S. Robotics has reemerged as an independent company and will continue its tradition of making the most reliable, simple and innovative Internet access solutions available. All U.S. Robotics resources – from engineering to customer support – are dedicated to fulfilling that commitment. U.S. Robotics is a privately held company headquartered in the Chicago area. For additional information, visit our web site at: www.usr.com.