MicroStrategy Signs $5 Million Deal with U.S. Postal Service

MCLEAN, Va., July 7, 2003 -- In a landmark new deal involving an initial order just over $5 million, MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading provider of business intelligence software, today announced that the U.S. Postal Service will deploy the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) enterprise-wide for reporting, analysis and information delivery.

"The Postal Service is investing in business intelligence to improve the service we provide our customers as well as the efficiency of our operations," said Robert Otto, Chief Technology Officer for the Postal Service. "This platform will eventually be used by up to 30,000 employees to enhance efficiencies in areas that include retail, financial, and network operations, transportation logistics, and supply-chain management."

The Postal Service purchased over $5 million of MicroStrategy software licenses, education, and software support services in June 2003. Additionally, the Postal Service has acquired options to procure consulting services, education, and software support services over the next 5 years.

"We're proud to work with an organization as prestigious as the Postal Service," said MicroStrategy's COO Sanju Bansal. "It's MicroStrategy's experience that large companies such as the Postal Service have found that business intelligence, when deployed on an enterprise scale, can have a remarkable impact on operational efficiency."

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in the increasingly critical business intelligence software market. Leading Fortune 2000 companies are integrating MicroStrategy's industrial-strength software into virtually all facets of their businesses. The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(tm) distills vast amounts of data into vital, probing insight to help drive cost-efficiency, productivity, customer relations and revenue-generation. MicroStrategy offers exceptional capabilities -- excellent scalability, powerful analytics, user-friendly query and reporting features and an outstanding, easy-to-use Web interface. Top companies are using MicroStrategy to cost-effectively harness large, multi-terabyte databases; empower thousands of employees at all operational levels; and extend the benefits of business intelligence enterprise-wide and beyond to customers, partners and suppliers.

MicroStrategy has over 2,000 enterprise-class customers, including General Motors, Best Buy, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Yahoo!, Visa International, Wells Fargo, Telecom Italia, AT&T Wireless Group and Aventis. MicroStrategy also has relationships with over 500 systems integrators and application development and platform partners, including IBM, PeopleSoft, Sun, and JD Edwards. MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more information or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software, visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com.

This press release may include "forward-looking statements," including estimates as to amounts that may be earned by MicroStrategy Incorporated (the "Company") under the agreement with the U.S. Postal Service. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences include: the Company's ability to secure financing for its current operations and long-term plans on acceptable terms; the Company's ability to satisfactorily perform services under the agreement; delays in the Company's ability to develop or ship new products; market acceptance of new products; and other risks detailed in the Company's registration statements and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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Marc Brailov
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