Dial, Hickory Tech, Engineered Support Systems and Micro Compone

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 Dial, Hickory Tech, Engineered Support Systems and Micro Component
    Technology Events to be Broadcast by Vcall Over the Internet

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Dial Corporation
(NYSE:DL), Hickory Tech Corporation (Nasdaq:HTCO), Engineered Support
Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:EASI) and Micro Component Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MCTI) will broadcast their investor communication events over
the Internet, Vcall, a Service of World Investor Link announced today.
The Dial Corporation will broadcast its Investor Conference event on
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. This call can be
accessed at http://www.vcall.com/eventpage.asp?ID=80678 
Hickory Tech Corporation will broadcast its earnings event on Tuesday,
February 19, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. This call can be accessed at
http://www.vcall.com/eventpage.asp?ID=80476 
Engineered Support Systems, Inc. will broadcast its earnings event on
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. This call can be
accessed at http://www.vcall.com/eventpage.asp?ID=80719 
Micro Component Technology, Inc. will broadcast its earnings event on
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. This call can be
accessed at http://www.vcall.com/eventpage.asp?ID=80751 
These events are available through the Vcall Website, located at
http://www.vcall.com. Listeners should go to the Vcall Website at least
fifteen minutes before these events to download and install any
necessary audio software. For those unable to attend the live
broadcast, a replay will be available beginning approximately one hour
after the event. There is no charge to access any event. 
About World Investor Link: Vcall, the leading broadcaster of real-time
investment information and analysis on the Internet, is a service of
World Investor Link. Since 1992, World Investor Link
(http://www.worldinvestorlink.com/) has opened information channels
between public companies and potential investors. This year World
Investor Link will make more than 5 million investor introductions to
over 4,600 corporate clients through services including The Annual
Reports Service, The Fund Info Service, Vcall (http://www.vcall.com/),
Investor Conference (http://www.investorconference.com/) and Informed
Investors Forums (http://www.informedinvestors.com/). These services
provide investors free access to onsite and Webcast investor events and
company financial reports through World Investor Link's relationships
with over 204 leading financial media channels including The Wall
Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's and Yahoo!Finance. For
companies and mutual funds, these services enable compliance with
regulation fair-disclosure requirements and provide visibility with
investors at the precise point investors are making decisions. World
Investor Link, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of WILink.com plc (WLK on
The London Stock Exchange) began operations in Richmond, Va. in 1993. 


CONTACT: World Investor Link
         Jaime Beal
         (804) 327-8888

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