Ariel Corporation Appoints Dennis Schneider As President and Chief Executive Officer

    CRANBURY, N.J., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariel Corp. (Nasdaq:   ADSP) today
 announced that its board of directors has appointed Dennis I. Schneider as
 chief executive officer and president, effective May 31, 2000.  Mr. Schneider
 has served as Ariel's senior vice president of worldwide marketing since
 joining the company in December of 1998.
     "Dennis Schneider has been instrumental in devising and leading Ariel's
 efforts in our focus on the ISP market and establishing Ariel as a
 best-in-class provider of convergence-ready, network, access products for
 service provider OEMs," said Anthony Agnello, chairman of the board at Ariel.
 "Dennis has also been instrumental in helping us develop a new signaling
 gateway technology that will enhance our cost advantage in the ISP arena and
 offer higher margin products and services.  The board is confident that Dennis
 will be able to help Ariel translate its technology leadership into market and
 sales leadership."
     "I'm excited about the opportunities I see for Ariel's growth and
 success," added Schneider.  "I believe that Ariel's open architecture approach
 to network access, together with our PowerPOP, Ariel Access Architecture, and
 signaling gateway technologies, positioned us well to take advantage of the
 new markets being created by the convergence of voice and data networks and
 the explosive growth of the Internet.  My top priority will be building sales
 success that capitalizes on Ariel's technology leadership in a way that
 maximizes shareholder value."
     Mr. Schneider's 29-year career spans the computer systems, networking, and
 telecommunications industries. He has held senior marketing and general
 management positions at Motorola and Digital Equipment Corporation, and led
 marketing consulting engagements with IBM, Lucent Technologies, Andersen
 Consulting and many others.  Mr. Schneider is also a director of GIOS(TM)
 Incorporated, a consulting firm specializing in software development process
 improvement.
     Mr. Schneider succeeds Jay H. Atlas, who has stepped down for personal
 reasons.  Mr. Atlas will be available to assist in the transition and will
 stay on as a director of the Company.
 
     More on Ariel
     Ariel Corporation (Nasdaq:   ADSP) is a leading provider of high-density
 dial-up access equipment for applications such as Internet access, corporate
 Intranet/Extranet access, on-line services, telecommuting, transaction
 processing and unified messaging.  Ariel's dial-up access products make it
 easy for ISPs and OEMs targeting ISPs and other service providers to create
 high-density dial-up solutions using open systems platforms running a variety
 of popular operating systems, including Windows NT and Linux.
 
     Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts
 are forward looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor
 provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward
 looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the timely
 development and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products
 and pricing, changing market conditions and the other risks detailed in the
 company's prospectus and from time to time in other filings.  Actual results
 may differ materially from those projected.  These forward- looking statements
 represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release. The company
 disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking
 statements.
 
     For more information on Ariel products, please contact Ariel Corporation
 at 2540 Route 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512. Phone: 609-860-2900, Fax: 609-860-1155,
 Email: ariel@ariel.com, World Wide Web: http://www.ariel.com.
 
 

SOURCE Ariel Corporation

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