Bill Harris Joins XTec's Board of Directors

MIAMI, Florida, January 24, 2000 -- XTec, Incorporated announced today that William Harris, Jr., President and CEO of - a financial services Website that seamlessly integrates all aspects of banking and small business services - has joined its Board of Directors. Prior to joining, Mr. Harris served as President and CEO of Intuit, and helped transform Intuit into an Internet services company. Mr. Harris is expected to play an integral role in all of XTec's E-Commerce and Web-based initiatives. "XTec is entering an interesting and exciting stage in its life cycle", said Albert Fernandez, President and CEO of XTec. "Bill is a brilliant strategist who's experience, vision, and leadership will prove invaluable as we move forward", added Fernandez.

"I have followed XTec for some time, and I am convinced that their Mediametric technology has a role to play in the secure and exponential growth of Web-based commerce and transaction processing" said Harris. "I plan to assist the Company with several key government and private sector projects presently underway, as well as in identifying and shaping future initiatives", he added.

XTec, Incorporated is a closely held company headquartered in Miami, Florida, which develops, produces, and licenses secure solutions for a wide range of government and commercial uses. The Company's premier breakthrough technology, Mediametrics, is a peerless, non-finite state based, security solution. Mediametrics enables business and organizations in the public and private sectors to securely process, store, and manage proprietary information. Key areas of focus for XTec include secure solutions for electronic commerce, embedded systems, transaction and data processing, access control, communications, and Internet banking.