E*TRADE Group's ClearStation Launches Wireless Access to Online Financial Data

Individual Investors Can Now Access ClearStation Features While 'On-the-Go'

Via Web-Enabled Phones



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from E*TRADE Group, Inc.

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 E*TRADE Group, Inc. (NYSE:   ET) today announced that its wholly-owned
 subsidiary, ClearStation, Inc. (www.clearstation.com), a leading investment
 Web site and community, is now offering wireless services to mobile phone
 users, giving them access to ClearStation content and tools via web-enabled
 phones. Through a partnership with AlterEgo Networks, Inc., ClearStation
 empowers its members and mobile users with access to financial information
 designed to meet the individual needs of today's "on-the-go" investors.
     According to JP Morgan Securities, by 2006 the number of web-enabled
 phones and PDA's will exceed the Internet subscriber population. Today's
 announcement marks ClearStation's expansion into the growing wireless market,
 by offering users the convenience of mobile access to financial content and
 their investment portfolios. Users can directly access ClearStation's
 innovative content and tools through web-enabled phones at www.gocs.com.
 Mobile investors can get quotes, research stocks and keep abreast of market
 developments with quick access to ClearStation's Three-Point View, A-List,
 Focus, Portfolio, Discuss and the newly added Quick Quote, that allows
 investors to easily apply ClearStation's balanced Three-Point Investing(TM)
 approach. Three-Point Investing provides investors with a framework for
 finding, evaluating and tracking stocks by balancing fundamental and technical
 analysis with intelligent community discussion.
     ClearStation's offerings are compatible with all Web-enabled wireless
 phones including those from AT&T Wireless, Verizon, Sprint PCS, Nextel and
 Cellular One. ClearStation expects to offer wireless access through personal
 digital assistant (PDA) devices in the second quarter of 2001.
     "The ClearStation community is made up of engaged individual investors who
 have asked for wireless access to the timely, personalized investment
 information that ClearStation provides," said Pam Kramer, chief global content
 and product officer, E*TRADE Group, Inc. "Our continuing commitment to
 on-the-go investors is to provide access to our services and content anytime,
 anywhere, on any device."
     As the volume of online financial information increases, self-directed
 investors require personalized investment information. ClearStation organizes
 data through its Three-Point Investing approach and interprets financial data
 through features like Sectors and Industries, the A-List and Tag & Bag, making
 information easier to act upon. The site also offers extensive investment
 education articles and an active community with built-in accountability based
 on public "Recommend Lists" that allow ClearStation users (aka "ClearHeads")
 to view each others' investment track records and individual comments.
 
     About ClearStation, Inc.
     ClearStation, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of E*TRADE Group, Inc., is a
 premier investment Web site and community. ClearStation integrates portfolio
 management with investment education and the essentials of technical analysis,
 fundamental analysis and accountable community discussion to deliver a
 comprehensive Three-Point Investment approach that helps investors make
 smarter investment decisions. ClearStation is not a registered broker-dealer
 or a registered investment advisor. ClearStation membership is free at
 www.clearstation.com.
 
     About E*TRADE
     E*TRADE is a global leader in online personal financial services, offering
 value-added investing, banking and research features, premium customer service
 and a redundant, proprietary Stateless Architecture(R) infrastructure. In
 addition to the U.S., E*TRADE presently serves customers in Australia, Canada,
 Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.K.
 through branded web sites. E*TRADE Group, Inc., has offices in Northern
 California and in other major business centers in the U.S. and worldwide.
 
     Important Notice
     E*TRADE, the E*TRADE logo and Stateless Architecture are registered
 trademarks or trademarks of E*TRADE Securities, Inc. All other trademarks are
 properties of their respective owners. The statements contained in this news
 release that are forward-looking are based on current expectations that are
 subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ
 materially. The uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to,
 changes in market activity, market acceptance of the Destination E*TRADE web
 site, anticipated increases in the rate of new customer acquisition, the
 conversion of new visitors to the site to customers, seasonality, the
 development of new products and services, the enhancement of existing products
 and services, competitive pressures (including price competition), system
 failures, economic and political conditions, changes in consumer behavior and
 the introduction of competing products having technological and/or other
 advantages.  Further information about these risks and uncertainties can be
 found in the information included in the annual report filed by the company
 with the SEC on Form 10-K in November 2000, as amended (including information
 under the caption "Risk Factors").
     System response and account access time may vary due to market conditions,
 trading volume, system performance and other factors.
 
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    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 E*TRADE Group, Inc. (NYSE:   ET) today announced that its wholly-owned
 subsidiary, ClearStation, Inc. (www.clearstation.com), a leading investment
 Web site and community, is now offering wireless services to mobile phone
 users, giving them access to ClearStation content and tools via web-enabled
 phones. Through a partnership with AlterEgo Networks, Inc., ClearStation
 empowers its members and mobile users with access to financial information
 designed to meet the individual needs of today's "on-the-go" investors.
     According to JP Morgan Securities, by 2006 the number of web-enabled
 phones and PDA's will exceed the Internet subscriber population. Today's
 announcement marks ClearStation's expansion into the growing wireless market,
 by offering users the convenience of mobile access to financial content and
 their investment portfolios. Users can directly access ClearStation's
 innovative content and tools through web-enabled phones at www.gocs.com.
 Mobile investors can get quotes, research stocks and keep abreast of market
 developments with quick access to ClearStation's Three-Point View, A-List,
 Focus, Portfolio, Discuss and the newly added Quick Quote, that allows
 investors to easily apply ClearStation's balanced Three-Point Investing(TM)
 approach. Three-Point Investing provides investors with a framework for
 finding, evaluating and tracking stocks by balancing fundamental and technical
 analysis with intelligent community discussion.
     ClearStation's offerings are compatible with all Web-enabled wireless
 phones including those from AT&T Wireless, Verizon, Sprint PCS, Nextel and
 Cellular One. ClearStation expects to offer wireless access through personal
 digital assistant (PDA) devices in the second quarter of 2001.
     "The ClearStation community is made up of engaged individual investors who
 have asked for wireless access to the timely, personalized investment
 information that ClearStation provides," said Pam Kramer, chief global content
 and product officer, E*TRADE Group, Inc. "Our continuing commitment to
 on-the-go investors is to provide access to our services and content anytime,
 anywhere, on any device."
     As the volume of online financial information increases, self-directed
 investors require personalized investment information. ClearStation organizes
 data through its Three-Point Investing approach and interprets financial data
 through features like Sectors and Industries, the A-List and Tag & Bag, making
 information easier to act upon. The site also offers extensive investment
 education articles and an active community with built-in accountability based
 on public "Recommend Lists" that allow ClearStation users (aka "ClearHeads")
 to view each others' investment track records and individual comments.
 
     About ClearStation, Inc.
     ClearStation, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of E*TRADE Group, Inc., is a
 premier investment Web site and community. ClearStation integrates portfolio
 management with investment education and the essentials of technical analysis,
 fundamental analysis and accountable community discussion to deliver a
 comprehensive Three-Point Investment approach that helps investors make
 smarter investment decisions. ClearStation is not a registered broker-dealer
 or a registered investment advisor. ClearStation membership is free at
 www.clearstation.com.
 
     About E*TRADE
     E*TRADE is a global leader in online personal financial services, offering
 value-added investing, banking and research features, premium customer service
 and a redundant, proprietary Stateless Architecture(R) infrastructure. In
 addition to the U.S., E*TRADE presently serves customers in Australia, Canada,
 Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.K.
 through branded web sites. E*TRADE Group, Inc., has offices in Northern
 California and in other major business centers in the U.S. and worldwide.
 
     Important Notice
     E*TRADE, the E*TRADE logo and Stateless Architecture are registered
 trademarks or trademarks of E*TRADE Securities, Inc. All other trademarks are
 properties of their respective owners. The statements contained in this news
 release that are forward-looking are based on current expectations that are
 subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ
 materially. The uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to,
 changes in market activity, market acceptance of the Destination E*TRADE web
 site, anticipated increases in the rate of new customer acquisition, the
 conversion of new visitors to the site to customers, seasonality, the
 development of new products and services, the enhancement of existing products
 and services, competitive pressures (including price competition), system
 failures, economic and political conditions, changes in consumer behavior and
 the introduction of competing products having technological and/or other
 advantages.  Further information about these risks and uncertainties can be
 found in the information included in the annual report filed by the company
 with the SEC on Form 10-K in November 2000, as amended (including information
 under the caption "Risk Factors").
     System response and account access time may vary due to market conditions,
 trading volume, system performance and other factors.
 
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