ZixIt Corporation Announces Former Lotus CEO to Join Board; Jeffrey Papows to Contribute Vision and Guidance to ZixIt

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2000--ZixIt Corporation (Nasdaq:ZIXI) announced today that Jeff Papows has joined the company's board of directors.

Mr. Papows was most recently the president and chief executive officer of Lotus Development Corporation, an IBM company.

During his seven years with Lotus and IBM, Mr. Papows successfully drove the evolution of Lotus Notes to its current status as the world's preeminent collaborative computing, messaging, and Web application server platform. He is widely viewed as the key force that orchestrated the integration of Lotus into IBM. Today, Lotus has 8,500 employees and more than 56 million users worldwide.

David P. Cook, chairman and chief executive officer of ZixIt Corporation, commented, "We are very excited to have someone of Jeff's impressive track record and stature in the tech community join our board. Jeff's contribution will be felt throughout our company."

Mr. Papows, who was named to "Upside" magazine's Elite 100, the list of the 100 most influential executives shaping technology, is also the author of Enterprise.com, an authoritative book on the effects and global promise of the Internet on large corporations. First published in 1998, it has been reprinted in nine separate editions and six languages. Mr. Papows has also been a keynote speaker at Fall Comdex, Comdex Japan, and Comdex Mexico.

Mr. Papows replaces Jack L. Martin, who recently resigned from the board to pursue other professional and business activities.

ZixIt Corporation provides products and services that enhance security, privacy, and convenience on the Internet. ZixIt's flagship product, ZixMail(TM), is a secure document delivery, private email, and message tracking service that enables users worldwide to easily send and receive encrypted and digitally signed communications using their existing email systems and addresses. ZixIt is also developing ZixCharge(TM) -- a shopping portal and Internet payment authorization system. For further information, visit www.zixit.com or contact investor relations at 972/702-7057.

    CONTACT: ZixIt Corporation, Dallas 
             Beverly V. Fuortes, 972/702-7057