Central Industries Corporation Inc.

November 27, 2008 12:16 ET

Central Industries Corporation Inc. Announces Private Placement Financing, Stock Option Grants and Settlement of Debt

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2008) - Central Industries Corporation Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CND.A)("CICI") is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of up to $900,000 at $0.04 per Unit. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one warrant. Each warrant will be exercisable to acquire one common share of CICI for twelve months at a price of $0.05 and for an additional twelve months at a price of $0.10.

The Common Shares and Warrants comprising the Units will be subject to a hold period of four months plus one day from the date of issuance in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities laws.

Net proceeds will be used to expand production facilities, repay debt and for working capital purposes.

Completion of the private placement offering is subject to the approval of TSX Venture Exchange.

Stock Option Grant

CICI also announces that it has granted 275,000 options to certain employees of CICI, subject to regulatory approval. The options will be exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of $0.10 per share.

Settlement of Debt

CICI announces that Hans Ruschke has delivered an invoice for more than $700,000 for services rendered to CICI. The Company has thoroughly investigated this claim. With the intention of avoiding any further claim, CICI has settled this invoice as follows:

Subject to regulatory and TSX-V approval, it intends to proceed with a Shares for Debt transaction with Hans Ruschke, whereby Central Industries will issue 3,750,000 ("Debt Settlement Shares") of CICI at a deemed price of $0.05 to Ruschke to settle part of the outstanding debt owed to Ruschke in the amount of $187,500. The Common Shares issued will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing. The issuance of the Debt Settlement Shares will not result in a change of control.

The balance of the debt to Mr. Ruschke is to be settled no later than May 1, 2009. Subject to these payments, Mr. Ruschke has signed a full and final release of CICI.

The private placement offering, stock option grants and shares for debt settlement are subject to regulatory approval and the completion of definitive documentation.

Change of Directors

CICI announces that Michael Vinke has resigned as Director and has been re-placed by Mauro Cerullo.

CICI announces that Gerald Salvati has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of CICI and has been replaced by David Ciavarella.

About Central Industries Corporation Inc.

CICI operates a federally inspected, HACCP approved, meat processing company that converts wholesale cuts from a hog carcass or "primal meat cut" and converts smaller cuts derived from the primal cuts or "sub primal meat cuts" into fresh-boxed pork and case ready products, hams and boneless picnic loins for shipment to its customers. CICI's products are marketed and sold to Canadian national and regional grocery chains, as well as in the Asian-Pacific market and other international markets. In addition, it is aggressively looking to expand into profitable niche businesses in food processing and other industries.

This News Release may contain certain forward-looking statements, which statements can be identified by the use of forward- looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "predict", "plans", or "continues" or the negative thereof or any other variations thereon or comparable terminology referring to future events or results. Forward looking statements are statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including without limitation, the need for regulatory approval, marketing/manufacturing and partnership/strategic alliance risks, the effect of competition, uncertainty of the size and existence of a market opportunity for the Company's products, as well as a description of other risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business, as contained in news releases and filings with the Canadian Securities Regulatory Authorities, any of which could cause actual results to vary materially from current results or the Company's anticipated future results. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the Company's management at the time they are made, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statement if those beliefs, opinions or expectations, or other circumstances should change.

The Toronto Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this News Release.

Contact Information

  • Central Industries Corporation Inc.
    Zoran Konevic
    (905) 272-3133