REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
The McKinley Group, Inc.
In our opinion, the balance sheets and the related statements of
operations, stockholders' deficit, and cash flows present fairly, in all
material respects, the financial position of The McKinley Group, Inc. at
December 31, 1995, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the
year ended December 31, 1995, in conformity with generally accepted accounting
principles. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's
management; our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial
statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with
generally accepted auditing standards which require that we plan and perform the
audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are
free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis,
evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements,
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We
believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for the opinion expressed
The financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will
continue as a going concern. The Company has suffered recurring losses from
operations, has a net capital deficiency and is not in compliance with certain
covenants underlying outstanding bank borrowings. These factors raise
substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.
The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from
the outcome of this uncertainty.
On August 6, 1996, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of
Reorganization (the "Agreement") with Excite, Inc. Upon the effectiveness of the
Agreement, the Company's stockholders will exchange all of their shares of
Common Stock for shares of Common Stock of Excite, Inc., in a business
combination to be accounted for as a pooling of interests.
PRICE WATERHOUSE LLP
San Jose, CA
August 6, 1996