UNICOM Systems, Inc. acquires SoftLanding Systems

MISSION HILLS, CA – October 25, 2006 – UNICOM® Systems, Inc., global leader in CICS system management solutions, today announces the September 28, 2006 acquisition of System i-based change management vendor SoftLanding Systems, Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

The purchase represents UNICOM 's expansion into the System i market. UNICOM will work with SoftLanding to develop international markets and further invest in application lifecycle management technology to bring greater efficiency to bear within customers' IT departments.

"We see many similarities between the mainframe and midrange markets," says Corry Hong, President and CEO of UNICOM. "We understand the stability and longevity OS/400 will enjoy, and see many opportunities for growth. We were very impressed by SoftLanding's technology, particularly their Eclipse-based work. We look forward to bringing our experience and financial fortitude to bear in helping SoftLanding increase its dominance in the application lifecycle management sector."

Hong credits UNICOM's past success to its focus on delivering value and reliability through quality products, support, and services, and believes that this business model transcends markets and technologies. "Our strategy is to expand UNICOM by applying this successful model to new markets. We were looking for a stable company in the System i market with proven growth potential, good management infrastructure, and dedication to its existing customer base. We found that in SoftLanding."

Steve Gapp, President and CEO of SoftLanding, enthusiastically embraces Hong's vision. "We're excited by the new opportunities UNICOM brings to SoftLanding and its customer base. Corry's energy and creative business ideas have already opened our eyes to new possibilities for increasing the value we offer the System i market. In an environment where small ISVs are being subsumed by larger players, we focused on finding a partner who shared our philosophy and believed in our business practices. SoftLanding will continue to innovate with the guidance and experience of a like-minded company that appreciates the strengths and virtues of the System i market."

SoftLanding will continue to operate from Peterborough, NH. UNICOM will continue to aggressively pursue new opportunities in the mainframe market out of its headquarters in Mission Hills, CA. Under the new arrangement, UNICOM will assume certain administrative and financial duties associated with ongoing maintenance of SoftLanding's products.

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About SoftLanding® Systems

SoftLanding, a division of UNICOM® Global, specializes in software solutions for the IBM i and Power Systems platform.

SoftLanding’s application lifecycle management solution helps IT teams to deploy software changes faster, with less effort, and eliminates errors throughout the entire development process.

The company’s enterprise content management solution releases the power of digital communications through web, mobile and email channels, without changes to existing IT systems and applications.

SoftLanding’s automated operations and performance management solutions keep core business systems running at optimum levels and prevent unplanned application downtime. The company’s menu management solutions offer easy access to corporate business applications running on IBM i.

About UNICOM® Global

UNICOM Global consists of more than fifty (50) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publicly-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

UNICOM Global - Assets, capital and investment management

UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products

UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government IT solutions

UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform

UNICOM Science and Technology Parks

UNICOM Technology Park – Innovation Labs in Virginia

UNICOM Science and Technology Park – Innovation Labs in New Jersey

UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services

USRobotics - Data communications products

Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud

Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation

DETEC - Document composition products

SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products

Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products

illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products

iET Solutions - ITSM software products

Eden - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Services, and Real Estate - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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