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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Prairie Group, Inc.
(515) 225-3720


CE Software, Inc.
(515) 221-1801
www.cesoft.com

Available: May 1, 1998
$119.95 for a 5-user pack
For more information: http://www.prgrsoft.com

Prairie Group Acquires CE Software's Instant Messaging Application


West Des Moines, Iowa, April 21, 1998 - Prairie Group, Inc. and CE Software, Inc. today announce that Iowa-based Prairie Group will take over development and distribution of QuickConference IP. CE Software developed this instant messaging application for use within small to mid-sized businesses running Microsoft Windows or Apple's Mac OS. Prairie Group will ship QuickConference IP in early May.

QuickConference IP brings the convenience of instant communication to any TCP/IP network. A key tool for businesses that need real-time collaboration, QuickConference complements, but does not require, QuickMail Office or any other open standards E-mail system.

Prairie Group's development of QuickConference continues under the direction of lead engineer Donald Brown. A veteran developer, Brown spearheaded QuickConference IP at CE Software.

"The transfer of QuickConference to Prairie Group benefits everyone involved with QuickMail," said Christian F. Gurney, president and CEO of CE Software. "It allows CE Software to concentrate on continually improving QuickMail in order to better serve customers. Plus, any business that needs real-time communication now has a low-cost, low-maintenance solution in Prairie Group's new product."

Pricing and availability

QuickConference IP will be available in early May from Prairie Group. A 5-user pack is $119.95. Call (800) 346-5392 for further pricing and information.

Prairie Group, Inc.
Established in 1993, Prairie Group, Inc. develops and markets personal information management and utility software, such as CalendarMaker, InTouch and DateView. For more information: (515) 225-3720 or http://www.prgrsoft.com.

CE Software, Inc.
Established in 1981, CE Software, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CE SOFTWARE HOLDINGS, INC. (NASDAQ SC symbol: CESH), develops comprehensive, client/server electronic mail systems for Windows NT, Windows 95 and the Mac OS. For more information: (515) 221-1801 or http://www.cesoft.com.

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Copyright 1998 CE Software, Inc. and Prairie Group, Inc. All rights reserved. CE Software, the CE Software and CE logos, QuickMail and QuicKeys are trademarks of CE Software, Inc. Prairie Group, the Prairie Group logo, QuickConference and other products mentioned are trademarks of Prairie Group, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks of their respective owners.