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CustomTracks Announces ZixMail(TM) Agreement With Windmere

Exclusive Licensee of Black & Decker Household Appliances to 'Zix' Confidential Engineering Drawings Internationally Using ZixMail

DALLAS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CustomTracks Corporation (Nasdaq: CUST) announced today that it has entered into a ZixMail(TM) early-adopter agreement with Windmere-Durable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WND), a New York Stock Exchange diversified manufacturer and exclusive licensee of Black & Decker household appliances and other personal care products and seasonal appliances based in Miami Lakes, Florida. ZixMail(TM) will provide the company of 18,000 employees with the ability to transmit confidential engineering drawings and other sensitive corporate documents to its international manufacturing operations in China and Latin America using ``hard'' encryption and ensuring complete privacy. ZixMail is based on the ZixIt(TM) Digital Signature and encryption technology from CustomTracks Corporation.

Douglas H. Kramp, executive vice president, strategic business development, for CustomTracks and president, ZixMail.com, Inc., commented, "Windmere will be among the first to use ZixMail's 1024-bit encryption for international communications. ZixMail's speed of installation, ability to work with any email system throughout the world, and real-time digital signature architecture were key differentiators for Windmere."

Robert Merrick, senior vice president, supply chain and material information systems for Windmere, said, "With ZixMail, we can exchange important engineering drawings with our international plants virtually instantaneously and with complete security. We decided to adopt ZixMail to give us a competitive edge over other international manufacturers and to help us reduce our overnight delivery costs. We believe it can make a significant difference in our business. ZixMail is a revolutionary technology for any company that has secure email needs."

Windmere-Durable Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries and investments, is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of personal care products, kitchen electric appliances, and seasonal products for major retailers and appliance distributors primarily in North America and Latin America. Its Household Products, Inc. subsidiary, acquired from Black & Decker in June 1998, designs small kitchen and garment care appliances under Black & Decker licenses and markets these products to retailers and distributors in North America and Latin America. The company's manufacturing operations are located in the People's Republic of China and in Queretaro, Mexico.

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.