Activision to Pay for Expert Software Acquisition With Cash

Apr 21, 1999, 01:00 ET from Activision, Inc.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., and CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 21 /PRNewswire/ --
 Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ATVI) and Expert Software (Nasdaq:   XPRT) jointly
 announced today that in connection with their previously announced pending
 merger transaction, the parties have amended the merger arrangement and
 Activision will now pay the merger consideration of $2.65 per Expert share
 solely in cash.
     "By finalizing the merger consideration in cash, Activision will be able
 to complete the transaction more efficiently and realize the benefits of the
 merger sooner," states Ron Doornink, president of Activision, Inc.
     Expert Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:   XPRT) is a leading developer and publisher
 of high-quality, value-priced software.  The Company specializes in
 sophisticated yet easy-to-use programs addressing a broad array of everyday
 consumer interests, including entertainment, education, lifestyle,
 productivity and small office/home office.  Expert Software can be found on
 the World Wide Web at
     Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
 worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment
 software for personal computers and advanced console game systems such as the
 PlayStation game console and Nintendo 64.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted
 revenues of $370 million for the calendar year ended December 31, 1998.
     Activision maintains publishing and development operations in the US,
 Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia, and
 distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands and
 Belgium.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on
 the company's World Wide Web site which is located at
     The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
 "forward-looking statements."  The companies caution readers of this press
 release that a number of important factors could cause either Expert's or
 Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed
 in any such forward-looking statements.  These important factors, and other
 factors that could affect Activision and Expert, are described in Activision's
 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, and
 Expert's Form 10K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which have been filed
 with the US Security and Exchange Commission.  Readers of this press release
 are referred to such filings.

SOURCE Activision, Inc.