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CustomTracks Corporation and First Commerce Technologies Announce ZixMail(TM) Early Adopter Agreement

DALLAS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- CustomTracks Corporation (Nasdaq: CUST - news) and First Commerce Technologies (FCT), a Nebraska-based provider of technology solutions for the banking industry, announced today that they have entered into an agreement that enables FCT to use ZixMail(TM), a secure Internet messaging system based on CustomTracks' ZixIt(TM) Digital Signature and encryption technology.

In connection with the agreement, the companies will develop applications that enable FCT clients' banking customers to receive confidential Internet communications, such as loan documents and monthly account statements, via encrypted ZixMail messages. The arrangement also allows FCT to be an early adopter for corporate ZixMail usage.

''Security on the Internet is one of the most important challenges facing our 300 banking clients today,'' said Patric J. Jerge, president and chief executive officer of FCT. ''With the Federal Reserve's recent approval of a plan that allows banks to provide account statements to their customers by email, it is imperative that we provide our clients with a digital signature and encryption solution that can meet their extensive security needs. ZixMail and its underlying technology provides the convenience, security, and flexibility that our banking clients require.''

David P. Cook, chairman and chief executive officer of CustomTracks, commented, ''FCT is one of the premiere providers of technology-based solutions for community banks. ZixMail not only provides a secure email solution for FCT and its banking clients, but also allows FCT to offer encryption technology that enables financial institutions to securely transmit various forms of information to customers.''

First Commerce Technologies is a provider of technology-based solutions for community banks. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, the company was founded 31 years ago and supports more than 275 customers in eleven states. First Commerce Technologies delivers -- the FCT solution ... , a complete package of solutions that allows community banks to compete in the ever-changing financial services marketplace.

CustomTracks Corporation is the developer and owner of the ZixIt(TM) Digital Signature and encryption technology. Products currently under development include: ZixMail(TM), a secure Internet-messaging system; and ZixCharge(TM), an Internet transaction authorization system. The company plans to change its name to ZixIt Corporation, pending shareholder approval at the annual meeting, to be held September 14, 1999, in Dallas. For further investor information about CustomTracks, visit the company's Web site at www.customtracks.com or contact investor relations at 972-702-7057.