ZyXEL Issues Its Environmental Policy

HSINCHU, TAIWAN, August 25, 2000 -- ZyXEL Communications Co., a leading innovator and provider of integrated Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) customer premises

For a long time, ZyXEL's mission is sustainable business development and expansion while recognizing the importance of protecting the environment. The new policy announced today also highlights that "The basis for this long-term business development is pollution prevention through a process of continuous improvement and environmental protection awareness."

To accomplish this long-term goal, ZyXEL committed to protecting the environment through: "Make better use of the Earth's resources", "Develop green products", "Improve production methods", "Reduce harm to the environment", "Comply with all laws", "Do our best to prevent pollution by stressing environmental protection education", and "Promoting environmental protection awareness". ZyXEL believes that only in this way will it create a lasting viable business.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is a leading supplier of complete networking access solutions for Internet/Intranet/VPN/Extranet applications. Products developed by ZyXEL over the years are not only industry leaders, but consistently win acclaim and are selected by worldwide telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. ZyXEL now serves France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), Bell Atlantic (NYSE: BEL), Verio (Nasdaq: VRIO), Telia, Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI), Telefonica Brazil, Czech Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, China Telecom, Korea Telecom, and Cuba Telecom. For more information on ZyXEL Communications, visit company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.