Thursday, June 24, 2004

Another Business-Method Patent in Re-Exam: Affinity Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB:AFFI) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has granted a request for reexamination filed by Ameritrade Holding Corporation and Federated Department Stores related to the Company's patent covering the fully automated establishment of financial and credit accounts (U.S. Patent No. 6,105,007). As previously announced, the Company has filed a lawsuit against both Ameritrade and Federated alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,105,007. The Company has agreed to stay the lawsuits pending the conclusion of the PTO's reexamination.

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