Ask Jeeves Files $400 Million Universal Shelf Registration Statement

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ask Jeeves, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   ASKJ) today announced that it has filed a universal shelf
 registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 ("SEC"). After the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC,
 the Company will be able to offer and sell up to $400 million of its common
 stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, debt securities and warrants from
 time to time in one or more public offerings. The terms of any such future
 offerings would be established at the time of such offering.
     A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with
 the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor
 may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement
 becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or
 the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these
 securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be
 unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of
 any such state.
     About Ask Jeeves
     Ask Jeeves, Inc. provides consumers and advertisers with  search and media
 products across a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and desktop search
 applications. Ask Jeeves' search and search-based portal brands include: Ask
 Jeeves ( and; Ask Jeeves for Kids (; Excite
 (; iWon (; My Search (; My Way (;
 My Web Search ( and Teoma ( Ask Jeeves also owns
 the search technology Teoma, proprietary natural language processing
 technology, as well as portal and ad serving technologies. In addition to
 powering several of the Ask Jeeves brands, the Company syndicates its
 technologies to help companies increase revenue through powerful search. Ask
 Jeeves' advertising services, which includes Ask Jeeves, The Excite Network,
 and MaxOnline, provides advertisers with targeted tools to reach a broad base
 of highly valuable customers. Ask Jeeves, Inc. is headquartered in Emeryville,
 California, with offices throughout the United States, as well as in London,
 Dublin, and Tokyo.
     NOTE:  Ask Jeeves,, Teoma, My Way, My Search, My Web Search, iWon,
 Excite and MaxOnline are trademarks or  registered trademarks of Ask Jeeves,

SOURCE Ask Jeeves, Inc.

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