Xybernaut Strengthens Executive Management Team

Names Technology Industry Veterans Tod Rehm as President and COO

And Dewayne Adams as Chief Strategy Officer



Nov 16, 2000, 00:00 ET from Xybernaut Corporation

    FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Xybernaut Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   XYBR), the leader in hands-free, mobile computing and communications
 solutions, today announced that Tod R. Rehm has joined the company as
 President and COO and Dewayne Adams has joined the Company as Chief Strategy
 Officer.  Both executives will report to Xybernaut Chairman and CEO Ed Newman.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000811/XYBLOGO )
     "Tod Rehm brings a very impressive record of successfully growing computer
 companies," stated Edward G. Newman, Chairman and CEO.  "He led Toshiba to the
 top market share in Canada and followed that with similar outstanding results
 for Packard Bell, NEC and ADT.  Throughout his twenty-year career, his name
 has been synonymous with customer satisfaction, customer and employee loyalty,
 team building and staff development.  Dewayne Adams brings a fifteen-year
 track record in Silicon Valley of turning vision into successful products that
 compliments Tod's experience in sales, marketing and management.  With these
 additions, our management team is well positioned to lead our customers to
 full-scale implementation of our technologies in their operations."
     Xybernaut's revenue, marketing, product and finance departments will
 report directly to Rehm, allowing Newman more time to focus on the company's
 leading edge technology, patent and strategic operations and to manage
 relations with Xybernaut's key strategic partners.  Rehm was Executive Vice
 President of Packard Bell, NEC's Computer Systems Group and President of ADT.
 He was also President and CEO of Dedicated Technologies Corporation and Group
 Vice President and General Manager for Toshiba.  He served as Canadian
 Director of Sperry Corporation's Information Systems Division and for
 Computervision Corporation.
     As Chief Strategy Officer, Adams is responsible for developing and
 maintaining the Company's strategic plan and playing a leading role in
 engaging the internal and external resources to implement the plan.  Prior to
 joining Xybernaut, Adams served as consultant to several early stage companies
 in the business-to-business Internet market, VP of Strategic Development with
 Absolute Software, and Technologist at Large with Vanstar Corporation, where
 he led the establishment of strategic relationships with companies such as
 Microsoft, Intel and Cisco as Vanstar grew from 500 employees to over 4,500.
 
     About Xybernaut Corporation:
     Since its founding in 1990, Xybernaut has been the leading provider of
 mobile, wearable computing hardware, software and services, bringing wireless
 communications and full-function Pentium computing power in a hands-free
 design to people when and where required.  With over 500 patent applications
 granted or pending worldwide, Xybernaut is well positioned to continue its
 leadership role in this market.  The Mobile Assistant IV (MA IV(R)),
 Xybernaut's current mobile, wearable PC, runs all major operating systems on
 Intel x86 architecture, such as Windows or Linux.  With the MA IV, customers
 can realize immediate productivity increases and savings in maintenance and
 repair, diagnosis, inspection, inventory control and data collection
 procedures.  Xybernaut provides management and information technology
 consulting services, along with asset management software, for
 telecommunications systems, roads, waterways, railways, utility, pipelines,
 and other.  Solutions have been developed for all major operating systems and
 architectures.  Xybernaut's target markets include manufacturing,
 distribution, transportation, government, and utilities.  Headquartered in
 Fairfax, Virginia, Xybernaut has offices and subsidiaries in Europe and Asia.
 Visit Xybernaut's Web site at http://www.xybernaut.com .
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act").  In
 particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plan,"
 "confident that," "believe," "scheduled," "expect," or "intend to," and
 similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the Act and are subject to the safe harbor
 created by the Act.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed
 in any of the forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, market conditions, the availability of
 components and successful production of the Company's products, general
 acceptance of the Company's products and technologies, competitive factors,
 timing, and other risks described in the Company's SEC reports and filings.
 
 

SOURCE Xybernaut Corporation
    FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Xybernaut Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   XYBR), the leader in hands-free, mobile computing and communications
 solutions, today announced that Tod R. Rehm has joined the company as
 President and COO and Dewayne Adams has joined the Company as Chief Strategy
 Officer.  Both executives will report to Xybernaut Chairman and CEO Ed Newman.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000811/XYBLOGO )
     "Tod Rehm brings a very impressive record of successfully growing computer
 companies," stated Edward G. Newman, Chairman and CEO.  "He led Toshiba to the
 top market share in Canada and followed that with similar outstanding results
 for Packard Bell, NEC and ADT.  Throughout his twenty-year career, his name
 has been synonymous with customer satisfaction, customer and employee loyalty,
 team building and staff development.  Dewayne Adams brings a fifteen-year
 track record in Silicon Valley of turning vision into successful products that
 compliments Tod's experience in sales, marketing and management.  With these
 additions, our management team is well positioned to lead our customers to
 full-scale implementation of our technologies in their operations."
     Xybernaut's revenue, marketing, product and finance departments will
 report directly to Rehm, allowing Newman more time to focus on the company's
 leading edge technology, patent and strategic operations and to manage
 relations with Xybernaut's key strategic partners.  Rehm was Executive Vice
 President of Packard Bell, NEC's Computer Systems Group and President of ADT.
 He was also President and CEO of Dedicated Technologies Corporation and Group
 Vice President and General Manager for Toshiba.  He served as Canadian
 Director of Sperry Corporation's Information Systems Division and for
 Computervision Corporation.
     As Chief Strategy Officer, Adams is responsible for developing and
 maintaining the Company's strategic plan and playing a leading role in
 engaging the internal and external resources to implement the plan.  Prior to
 joining Xybernaut, Adams served as consultant to several early stage companies
 in the business-to-business Internet market, VP of Strategic Development with
 Absolute Software, and Technologist at Large with Vanstar Corporation, where
 he led the establishment of strategic relationships with companies such as
 Microsoft, Intel and Cisco as Vanstar grew from 500 employees to over 4,500.
 
     About Xybernaut Corporation:
     Since its founding in 1990, Xybernaut has been the leading provider of
 mobile, wearable computing hardware, software and services, bringing wireless
 communications and full-function Pentium computing power in a hands-free
 design to people when and where required.  With over 500 patent applications
 granted or pending worldwide, Xybernaut is well positioned to continue its
 leadership role in this market.  The Mobile Assistant IV (MA IV(R)),
 Xybernaut's current mobile, wearable PC, runs all major operating systems on
 Intel x86 architecture, such as Windows or Linux.  With the MA IV, customers
 can realize immediate productivity increases and savings in maintenance and
 repair, diagnosis, inspection, inventory control and data collection
 procedures.  Xybernaut provides management and information technology
 consulting services, along with asset management software, for
 telecommunications systems, roads, waterways, railways, utility, pipelines,
 and other.  Solutions have been developed for all major operating systems and
 architectures.  Xybernaut's target markets include manufacturing,
 distribution, transportation, government, and utilities.  Headquartered in
 Fairfax, Virginia, Xybernaut has offices and subsidiaries in Europe and Asia.
 Visit Xybernaut's Web site at http://www.xybernaut.com .
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act").  In
 particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plan,"
 "confident that," "believe," "scheduled," "expect," or "intend to," and
 similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the Act and are subject to the safe harbor
 created by the Act.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed
 in any of the forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, market conditions, the availability of
 components and successful production of the Company's products, general
 acceptance of the Company's products and technologies, competitive factors,
 timing, and other risks described in the Company's SEC reports and filings.
 
 SOURCE  Xybernaut Corporation

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