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Press ReleaseSource: Sagient Research Systems
PCS Research Changes Name to Sagient Research Systems
Tuesday January 20, 9:00 am ET


SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2004--PCS Research Technology Inc. (OTCBB:PCSR - News), a publisher of independent research for the institutional investment community, today announced it will immediately begin doing business as Sagient Research Systems.

A formal name change will be submitted for shareholder approval at the company's annual shareholder meeting anticipated to be held during the second quarter of 2004, and a stock symbol change will follow that approval. The company has already been approved in California to begin doing business as Sagient Research Systems.

In connection with the name change, the company has changed its corporate Web site to The company's independent institutional research services can be now accessed through the new Web site. The new Web site also includes enhanced investor relations and communications features.

Commenting on the name change, Brian M. Overstreet, president & CEO said, "Last week, we issued an open letter to our shareholders updating them on the tremendous progress the company made in 2003 in restructuring, stabilizing, and putting the company back on track for renewed growth in 2004. We've chosen to re-name the company Sagient Research Systems because we believe that the new name captures the essence of our expertise and capability in developing, publishing, and marketing independent research services to Wall Street. We believe that now is a good time for a brand change because we think that the market for independent institutional research is poised for significant growth in 2004 and we want to ensure that our company is properly recognized for its innovative position in this exciting market."

About Sagient Research Systems

PCS Research Technology Inc. d/b/a Sagient Research Systems is a publisher of independent research. We develop, produce, and sell proprietary research products to mutual funds, hedge funds, and investment banks. Our business strategy is to continue to leverage our development, technology, and marketing expertise to solidify our position as a leading provider of independent research to the institutional investment community. Our client base is comprised of leading financial services firms, including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, American Express, Goldman Sachs, and Neuberger Berman. For more information, visit the Sagient Research Systems Web site at

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "will," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

     Sagient Research Systems, San Diego
     Brian M. Overstreet, 858-200-2350

Source: Sagient Research Systems