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SEATTLE, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced 5-for- 95™, a unique multibrand product bundle including four essential applications for Microsoft® Windows® 95 users and a highly useful book focusing on critical information about Windows 95. This high-value bundle, containing approximately $450 worth of category-leading products, will be available for an estimated street price of $195.
"Visio's reputation as a leading-edge developer for Windows and our ability to deliver Visio 4.0 on the launch day of Windows 95 have enabled us to drive this high-value retail promotion and successfully partner with other industry leaders," said Gary Gigot, vice president of marketing at Visio. "The 5-for-95 bundle is a great win for customers seeking out `must-have' products for Windows 95." The 5-for- 95 products include the following:
"The 5-for-95 bundle complements Windows 95 with an impressive offering of quality applications that are ideal for users of Windows 95," said Brad Chase, general manager of the personal systems division, at Microsoft Corp. "This bundle is an excellent example of how software companies can partner together to take advantage of the industrywide impact of Windows 95."
"We believe the 5-for-95 bundle will have a high customer demand because it contains some of the best-selling products in the industry," said Marc Chouaniere, buyer at Egghead Software. "At the retail level, we're excited about the 5-for-95 offer and anticipate it will help us take advantage of the rush-to-retail phenomenon we expect with Windows 95 by generating incremental sales."
The 5-for-95 bundle will begin shipping on Aug. 22, 1995 (appearing in retail stores approximately one to two weeks later). This bundle is a limited-time offer that will be available from leading national distributors and retail channels through early 1996. The U.S. estimated street price of 5-for-95 is $195. Each 5-for-95 product includes a complete set of disks and documentation.
Customers can contact Visio at 800-24-VISIO[248-4746], ext. 93W, to obtain more information on 5-for-95, the location of a 5-for-95 reseller or information on any Visio product.
Visio Corp., the leading drawing and diagramming software developer, was founded in October 1990. The Seattle-based company pioneered the drawing the drawing and diagramming market with the release of Visio 1.0 in November 1992. Since then, Visio has released additional Windows- based drawing and diagramming products designed for business, technical and consumer users. The company markets the Visio product line in the United States, North America, Europe and Asia.
Visio is a registered trademark and 5-for-95 is a trademark of Visio Corp. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Norton Navigator is a trademark of Symantec Corp. Remove-IT is a registered trademark of Vertisoft Systems. SimCity 2000 is a registered trademark of Maxis Inc.
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