Fletcher & Faraday Announces Investment Opinion

West Hempstad, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- The following is being issued by Fletcher and Faraday, a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, CRD number 29769: Fletcher and Faraday (Broker Dealer -- Member NASD).

www.WorldBestBuy.com, owned and operated by International Brands Inc., (OTCBB:INBR). We are continuing coverage with a BUY rating. WorldBestBuy.com's friendly pursuit of EMAP-USA is a way for a young dot.com company to keep growing and gain shareholder value. By acquiring EMAP-USA's 130 or so magazines, WorldBestBuy.com can reach millions of the most active affluent consumers on earth essentially without cost.

America Online (NYSE:AOL). We are continuing coverage with a BUY rating. AOL Europe's deal with cell-phone giants Nokia and Ericsson to develop Web based mobile services places AOL, which has 3.8 million customers in nine European countries in a very strong position. AOL is making sure it's an early leader in wireless Internet access.

Fletcher and Faraday is a Broker Dealer and member of the NASD and SIPC. Fletcher & Faraday herein prepared material upon information supplied by the company or other sources believed to be reliable. The information contained herein should not be considered to be all-inclusive. INBR have approved the statements made in this report. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A company's actual results could differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements or announcements discussed within. This material is for information purposes only and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities. Please consult your broker before purchasing or selling any securities mentioned in this report. Fletcher & Faraday has been compensated for its investment banking services provided by the agreement with International Brands Inc. (25,000 INBR Investment Common Shares). Fletcher & Faraday, its clients, officers, directors, employees may buy, sell or have a position in the securities described in this report and may profit in the event the shares rise in value.