May 01, 2008 15:46 ET

FIMA, Inc. Expands Sphere of Operations Into the Caribbean With Acquisition of Islandwide Development Corp.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - FIMA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FIMA), an emerging land development company incorporating resource exploration and mining, oil and gas exploration and extraction, and commercial and luxury residential real estate development in Central and South America, announced today that the Company has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Island Wide Development, Inc., a Caribbean land development group based on the island of St. Lucia. As a result of this acquisition, FIMA, through its subsidiary, Islandwide Development, will now be able to pursue additional opportunities and targets in the Caribbean.

According to a Company spokesperson, "This is an exceptional opportunity for FIMA. Through our new subsidiary, we are now in a position to take advantage of the legal and regulatory environment in the Caribbean that grants special exemptions and privileges to those companies that are based in the Caribbean. In addition, this recent acquisition is a natural extension of our current operations, and we are confident that we will be able to reduce or eliminate redundancies and enhance operation efficiency as we move into this exciting region."

About FIMA, Inc.:

FIMA is engaged in a diverse range of land development and utilization activities, such as the acquisition of raw land and the design and construction of commercial and luxury real estate in the resort regions of Mexico, resource exploration and development in Central and South America, and the acquisition and development of mining properties and mining rights in Central and South America. FIMA operates several subsidiaries, including a prestigious architectural design and construction firm based in Puebla, Mexico, as well as an integrated resource exploration and mining company with holdings in the prolific gold- and silver-producing regions of Colombia. For more information, visit the Company website at:

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