Dial, Hickory Tech, Engineered Support Systems and Micro Compone

(00000264)     DELIVERED BY PRIMEZONE MEDIA NETWORK     800-307-6627 KEYWORDS: WEBCAST, INTERNET  (PZ)(World Investor Link)(WLK)     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   Provider ID: 00000264 -0- Feb/15/2002 22:14 GMT