INSURANCE AGENTS NOW SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AT THE SPEED
OF THE INTERNET
Redwood Shores, CA, September 5, 2000 - (Nasdaq:
CICI) Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC"), the leading
supplier of natural input and electronic signature solutions, announced
today a licensing agreement with Assurant Group, a leading provider
of specialty insurance products and services. With Sign-it®, Assurant
now will receive electronically signed policies from participating
agents. Sign-it's family of signature products represent the latest
advancements in biometric authentication solutions for enabling the
capture, binding and verification of handwritten electronic signatures.
Alfredo Tejera, Vice President of Ordinary Life Operations
for Assurant, noted, "The benefits of electronically transmitting
insurance applications from the field are tremendous. By implementing
CIC's Sign-it for Acrobat, our agents will be able to securely and
intuitively enroll their customers and submit these electronically
signed applications at the speed of the Internet. In doing so, Assurant
will greatly enhance the agent and customer experience while also
Jeff Sandler, Vice President of Marketing and Enterprise
Business Development for CIC stated, "Signature enabled sales force
automation in the insurance industry is experiencing explosive growth.
Assurant's rollout of Sign-it for Acrobat will clearly put Assurant
among the leaders in bringing electronic signatures to the marketplace."
Sign-it is a family of enterprise offerings for enabling
the capture, binding and verification of handwritten electronic signatures.
Current electronic signature solutions include Sign-it for Word '97,
Sign-it for Adobe Acrobat 4.0, and InkTools®, a software toolkit that
enables developers to integrate the key components of Sign-it into
Communication Intelligence Corporation (CIC) is the
leading supplier of natural input and electronic signature solutions
for wireless Internet and e-Commerce applications. The Company's core
software technologies include multilingual handwriting recognition
systems, dynamic signature verification, natural messaging, and operating
system extensions that enable pen input. CIC's products are designed
to increase the ease of use, functionality, and security of wireless
electronic devices ranging from handheld companions to cellular phones.
Key licensees of the Company's technologies include Ericsson, Fujitsu,
Hitachi, Mitsubishi, National Semiconductor and Symbian. CIC is headquartered
in Redwood Shores, California and has a joint venture, CICC, in Nanjing,
China. For more information, please visit our website at www.cic.com.
About Assurant Group
Headquartered in Atlanta and Miami, Assurant Group develops,
underwrites and markets insurance, membership and extended service
programs through partnerships with major financial institutions, retailers,
manufactured housing and automobile dealers, utilities and other entities
which provide consumer financing as part of their business.
Assurant Group is part of the international Fortis group,
which operates in the fields of banking, insurance and investments.
Forbes magazine recently ranked Fortis, which has total assets exceeding
$396 billion, 33rd on its "World Super 50" list of the world's largest
public companies. Fortis' listed companies are Fortis (B) of Belgium
and Fortis (NL) of The Netherlands.
Certain statements contained in this press release, including without
limitation, statements containing the words "believes", "anticipates",
"hopes", "intends", "expects", and other words of similar import,
constitute "forward looking" statements within the meaning of the
Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause
actual events to differ materially from expectations. Such factors
include the following (1) technological, engineering, quality control
or other circumstances which could delay the sale or shipment of products;
(2) economic, business, market and competitive conditions in the software
industry and technological innovations which could affect the Company's
business; (3) the Company's inability to protect its trade secrets
or other proprietary rights, operate without infringing upon the proprietary
rights of others or prevent others from infringing on the proprietary
rights of the Company; and (4) general economic and business conditions
and the availability of sufficient financing.
CIC, its logo and Sign-it and InkTools are registered
trademarks of Communication Intelligence Corporation. All other trademarks
are properties of their respective owners. Assurant Group is a service
mark of Fortis, Inc. Financial information is as of December 31, 1999.