NEOPLANET AND PHOENIX COYOTES BREAKOUT CD FEATURING FIRST COYOTES SCREENSAVER AND OTHER EXCLUSIVES

PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2001 - NeoPlanet, Inc. (www.neoplanet.com) and the Phoenix Coyotes invite fans to get into the game with the 2000/01 Phoenix Coyotes CD, featuring such exclusive items as the first Coyotes screensaver, a highlight video from the first half of the 2000/01 season and e-player cards.

The CD will debut Jan. 21, as thousands are given away to fans when the Coyotes host the Dallas Stars at America West Arena. Concourse displays with CD giveaways are slated for March 2 and 14.

Also featured on the CD are printable player coloring pages for kids, the introduction video shown at home games and a host of other video highlights, including a "White Out" video and a video summarizing the Coyotes' first four years in the Valley.

"The Coyotes are excited to partner for the second year with NeoPlanet, one of the Valley's leading software developers," said Shawn Hunter, president of the Phoenix Coyotes. "We are pleased to provide our season ticket holders and fans across the Valley and country with such a fun way to interact online and learn more about the team through exclusive videos, trading cards and other unique features."

The official Coyotes browser is also available on the CD for free download. The Coyotes browser, a customizable version of NeoPlanet's enhanced browser, is designed for Coyotes fans, allowing fans to personalize their Web browsing experience.

The collaboration between NeoPlanet and the Phoenix Coyotes began last season, naming NeoPlanet as "The Official Browser of the Phoenix Coyotes." The Coyotes browser, the cornerstone of the partnership, marked the first official Web browser created for a professional sports team.

"The new Coyotes CD contains rich content that's relevant to Coyotes fans, and it's a fun tool for fans to customize their desktop canvas," said Drew Cohen, NeoPlanet president and CEO. "Our partnership with the Coyotes extends beyond the dasherboard ads you see at the arena - we're collaborating with the Coyotes to help reach-out-and-touch their online fan base."

The 2000/01 Phoenix Coyotes CD supports Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT and works with any Internet service provider.

About NeoPlanet, Inc.
Tempe, Ariz.-based NeoPlanet, Inc. (www.neoplanet.com), develops customized software applications and infrastructure for major companies serving entertainment and a variety of other industries. NeoPlanet provides companies with a branded, enhanced browser to extend their brand to the desktop and deepen relationships with customers. Central to the NeoPlanet browser is a built-in directory of customizable Content Channels that feature Lycos' leading Internet content, providing companies with persistent desktop branding while providing their customers with a highly personalized Web browsing experience. NeoPlanet browser distribution channels include Web sites, original equipment manufacturers, Internet service providers, CDs, DVDs and direct marketers. NeoPlanet is patent pending.

About the Coyotes Browser
The official Coyotes Browser features exclusive ticket discounts; on-line trivia contests to win Coyotes prizes; Coyotes "Channels" with direct links to Coyotes and NHL content powered by Lycos leading Internet content; Coyotes images and sounds; changeable "Skins" (graphics and audio files that customize the look, feel and sounds of the desktop), including the Coyote's WhiteOut 2000 skin; Instant Messaging, Chat, e-mail and other enhanced browsing features.

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