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General Magic Board Member to Assume Advisory Role

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 5 August, 1996 -- General Magic, Inc. (Nasdaq:GMGC) today announced that Gregory M. Gallo, a member at the Company's outside law firm Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors and will remain an active advisor to the company.

"Greg's change in role will afford him greater freedom and flexibility as our outside counsel," said Marc Porat, chairman and chief executive officer of General Magic. "Greg has provided General Magic sound guidance from the earliest days of the Company and we expect to rely on his continued advice and assistance."

General Magic, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMGC) was founded in 1990 and provides engaging, active Internet software for business professionals, developers, device manufacturers, service providers and enterprises. General Magic is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in Paris and Tokyo. For more information on General Magic and its products, visit General Magic's web site.

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