First Virtual Communications Schedules First Quarter 2001 Earnings Release And Conference Call

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from First Virtual Communications

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- First Virtual
 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FVCX) announced today that it will broadcast its
 conference call live and via the Internet on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 to
 discuss the first quarter 2001 earnings results and future business
 strategies.  The conference call will begin at 2:00 p.m. PDT and will last for
 approximately one hour.  Please dial (703) 871-3022 at least five minutes
 prior to the start time to participate on the call.  A news release outlining
 the first quarter financial results will be distributed at 1:00 p.m. PDT on
 April 24th, 2001.
     Investors have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live on
 the Internet at the Company's website at http://www.fvc.com , under Investor
 Relations -- by clicking on the webcast icon.  Investors should go to the
 website a few minutes early, as it may be necessary to download audio software
 to hear the conference call.  To do so, investors should click on the Real
 Player icon and follow directions from there.  A replay of the conference call
 will be available through the Company's website for seven days or via phone at
 (703) 925-2435, passcode #5114077 through May 1st, 2001.
     Additional information on First Virtual Communications including an
 archive of corporate press releases is also available on the Company's
 website.
 
     About First Virtual Communications
     First Virtual Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FVCX) is a leader in rich
 media communications solutions, providing systems and services that enable
 system integrators and service providers to deliver an integrated suite of
 collaboration applications to its enterprise customers.  First Virtual
 Communications also delivers solutions directly to corporate and public sector
 enterprises. The company's flagship product, Click to Meet(TM), is the
 industry's communications platform for high quality, face-to-face
 e-collaboration. It is designed to seamlessly integrate video and audio
 telephony, data collaboration, and streaming across IP, ISDN, DSL, and ATM
 networks. Click to Meet provides a high quality platform for delivering a new
 generation of video enabled B2B web applications for commerce, distance
 learning, telemedicine, federal and state governments, and the judiciary.
     First Virtual Communications' strategic partners include Accord, Adaptive
 Broadband, Alcatel, British Telecommunications plc, China Telecom, Cisco
 Systems, Inc., CUseeMe Networks, EDS, Ezenia!, France Telecom, Ideal
 Technology Solutions, Nortel Networks, PictureTel, Polycom, Qwest
 Communications, SBC Communications Inc., Shanghai Telecom, Telstra, Verizon
 Communications, Wind, Zydacron and other leading companies worldwide. Further
 information about the company is available at http://www.fvc.com .
     CUseeMe Networks and Fist Virtual Communications have announced the
 execution of an agreement under which the two companies would be merged to
 create one of the market's leading rich media communications providers. The
 transaction is intended to allow the merged enterprise to leverage greater
 market opportunities through its combined resources, products, and expertise.
 The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2001.
 
     Cautionary Statement
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements
 containing the words, "believes," anticipates," expects" and words of similar
 import. Such forward-looking statements have known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance
 or achievements of First Virtual Communications, or industry results, to be
 materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
 expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include,
 among others: First Virtual Communications' variability of operating results,
 First Virtual Communications' recent launch of its broadband video services
 offering, market acceptance of video technology, First Virtual Communications'
 dependence on ATM backbone technology, potential inability to maintain
 business relationships with telecommunications carriers, distributors and
 suppliers, rapid technological changes, competition and consolidation in the
 video networking industry, the importance of attracting and retaining
 personnel, management of First Virtual Communications' growth, the risk that
 the merger with CUseeMe will not be completed as anticipated and that the two
 companies may not be successfully integrated, and other risk factors
 referenced in First Virtual Communications' public filings with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission, including the company's report on Form-10 K for the
 year ended December 31, 2000.
 
 

SOURCE First Virtual Communications
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- First Virtual
 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FVCX) announced today that it will broadcast its
 conference call live and via the Internet on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 to
 discuss the first quarter 2001 earnings results and future business
 strategies.  The conference call will begin at 2:00 p.m. PDT and will last for
 approximately one hour.  Please dial (703) 871-3022 at least five minutes
 prior to the start time to participate on the call.  A news release outlining
 the first quarter financial results will be distributed at 1:00 p.m. PDT on
 April 24th, 2001.
     Investors have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live on
 the Internet at the Company's website at http://www.fvc.com , under Investor
 Relations -- by clicking on the webcast icon.  Investors should go to the
 website a few minutes early, as it may be necessary to download audio software
 to hear the conference call.  To do so, investors should click on the Real
 Player icon and follow directions from there.  A replay of the conference call
 will be available through the Company's website for seven days or via phone at
 (703) 925-2435, passcode #5114077 through May 1st, 2001.
     Additional information on First Virtual Communications including an
 archive of corporate press releases is also available on the Company's
 website.
 
     About First Virtual Communications
     First Virtual Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:   FVCX) is a leader in rich
 media communications solutions, providing systems and services that enable
 system integrators and service providers to deliver an integrated suite of
 collaboration applications to its enterprise customers.  First Virtual
 Communications also delivers solutions directly to corporate and public sector
 enterprises. The company's flagship product, Click to Meet(TM), is the
 industry's communications platform for high quality, face-to-face
 e-collaboration. It is designed to seamlessly integrate video and audio
 telephony, data collaboration, and streaming across IP, ISDN, DSL, and ATM
 networks. Click to Meet provides a high quality platform for delivering a new
 generation of video enabled B2B web applications for commerce, distance
 learning, telemedicine, federal and state governments, and the judiciary.
     First Virtual Communications' strategic partners include Accord, Adaptive
 Broadband, Alcatel, British Telecommunications plc, China Telecom, Cisco
 Systems, Inc., CUseeMe Networks, EDS, Ezenia!, France Telecom, Ideal
 Technology Solutions, Nortel Networks, PictureTel, Polycom, Qwest
 Communications, SBC Communications Inc., Shanghai Telecom, Telstra, Verizon
 Communications, Wind, Zydacron and other leading companies worldwide. Further
 information about the company is available at http://www.fvc.com .
     CUseeMe Networks and Fist Virtual Communications have announced the
 execution of an agreement under which the two companies would be merged to
 create one of the market's leading rich media communications providers. The
 transaction is intended to allow the merged enterprise to leverage greater
 market opportunities through its combined resources, products, and expertise.
 The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2001.
 
     Cautionary Statement
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements
 containing the words, "believes," anticipates," expects" and words of similar
 import. Such forward-looking statements have known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance
 or achievements of First Virtual Communications, or industry results, to be
 materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
 expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include,
 among others: First Virtual Communications' variability of operating results,
 First Virtual Communications' recent launch of its broadband video services
 offering, market acceptance of video technology, First Virtual Communications'
 dependence on ATM backbone technology, potential inability to maintain
 business relationships with telecommunications carriers, distributors and
 suppliers, rapid technological changes, competition and consolidation in the
 video networking industry, the importance of attracting and retaining
 personnel, management of First Virtual Communications' growth, the risk that
 the merger with CUseeMe will not be completed as anticipated and that the two
 companies may not be successfully integrated, and other risk factors
 referenced in First Virtual Communications' public filings with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission, including the company's report on Form-10 K for the
 year ended December 31, 2000.
 
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