Forest & Marine Financial Limited Partnership

Forest & Marine Investments Ltd.

Forest & Marine Investments Ltd.
Forest & Marine Investment Trust

February 09, 2005 19:17 ET

Forest & Marine Investments Ltd.: Appointments to Board of Directors


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FOR: FOREST & MARINE FINANCIAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

AND FOREST & MARINE INVESTMENTS LTD.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: FME

AND FOREST & MARINE INVESTMENT TRUST

FEBRUARY 9, 2005 - 19:17 ET

Forest & Marine Investments Ltd.: Appointments to
Board of Directors

NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 9, 2005) - Forest &
Marine Investments Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FME)

John L. Hitchcock, CEO of Forest & Marine Investments Ltd. is pleased to
announce the appointment of Peter Kelly and Hendrika Mann as Directors
of the Company.

The Forest and Marine Group of companies include the Partnership, Forest
& Marine Financial Corporation as general partner, the Company, FMIT,
Forest & Marine Capital Ltd., Forest & Marine Insurance Services Ltd.,
Treesea Holdings Inc., and Staffordshire Trust Company (collectively,
the "Forest & Marine Group").

Through the Partnership, the Forest & Marine Group is engaged primarily
in the financing of heavy mobile equipment, helicopters, tugs and barges
utilized in the forest products and marine industries, as well as other
non-forestry related businesses such as supermarkets and food
distribution, feeder airlines, commercial fishing and processing and
wholesale glass distributors. All business is conducted by the
Partnership.

The Forest and Marine Group have extensive knowledge of the forestry and
marine industries; its primary focus is to provide funding to
independent logging contractors and marine operators. The Forest and
Marine Group's geographic target markets are communities on Vancouver
Island, the Queen Charlottes and throughout coastal British Columbia.
Its customers employ in excess of 3,000 people. The Forest and Marine
Group has provided specialized credit facilities for this niche market
since 1983.

ON BEHALF OF:

FOREST & MARINE FINANCIAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (the "Partnership")

by its General Partner, Forest & Marine Financial Corporation

FOREST & MARINE INVESTMENTS LTD. (the "Company")

FOREST & MARINE INVESTMENT TRUST

by its Manager, Forest & Marine Financial Corporation

per:

Nigel Burridge, Director


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Forest & Marine Investments Ltd.
    John L. Hitchcock
    Chairman Emeritus
    (250) 753-0141
    (250) 753-0173 (FAX)
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