SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corporation

January 17, 2008 09:27 ET

Franchise Capital Corporation Announces New Regional Sales Manager for Aero Exhaust

Immediate Impact on Distribution of Aero Products in the Region Is Expected

SOUTH JORDAN, UT--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - Franchise Capital Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FCCN), which has acquired Aero Exhaust, Inc., a world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology and NASCAR Performance Partner, today announced that Aero has hired Leigh Van De Steeg to serve as new regional sales manager for an area that encompasses all of portions of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Mr. Van De Steeg previously established an exhaust warehouse distribution company for Aero products in the territory he will oversee as regional sales manager. Since its inception in early 2004, Mr. Van De Steeg grew his distribution business to over 200 supporting shops within its territory.

As regional sales manager, Mr. Van De Steeg will be responsible for interfacing with the major regional warehouse distributors for Aero products that operate with his territory, including Franks Supply Co. of Houston, Texas, Wynne Exhaust of Wynne, Arkansas and Allied Exhaust, the largest independent warehouse distributor of automotive exhaust in the U.S. He will work directly with the distributors' in-house sales representatives, accompany them on visits to automotive repair and supply shops, and establish relationships with shop owners and operators.

He will also be responsible for establishing new distribution in the region for customer types that are not currently served by existing distributor relationships.

"Mr. Van De Steeg not only has a long-standing relationship with Aero and has extensive knowledge of our products, but he also brings a tremendous familiarity of his territory through his experience as an Aero distributor in the region," stated Bryan Hunsaker, chief executive officer of Franchise Capital and Aero Exhaust.

"We expect there to be an immediate impact on our distribution relationships in the area due to Mr. Van De Steeg's hiring, and we look forward to updating our shareholder on his progress," Mr. Hunsaker added.

Mr. Van De Steeg will report to Aero's new national sales manager, Bill Franzke.

Franchise Capital Corporation has filed a Schedule 14C Information Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting majority shareholder approval on a proposal to change the company's name to Aero Performance Products, Inc. The change to the company's name will most likely result in a change to the company's ticker symbol and CUSIP number. Due to the market holiday on January 21, 2008, the first trading with the new stock symbol is expected to be Tuesday, January 22, 2008.

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About Aero Exhaust:

Aero Exhaust is a world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology, manufacturing and distributing the most technologically advanced muffler on the market. Its product lines are built to the highest industry standards and offer the consumer a lifetime warranty. Aero Exhaust has been issued U.S. and Australian patents on its innovations and development in the exhaust industry, and its mufflers are available worldwide through major retailers, mass merchant centers, automotive aftermarket supply stores and wholesalers. Aero Exhaust mufflers are an exclusive National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Performance product and carry the prestigious NASCAR brand on product, packaging and related media. NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace is the official spokesperson for Aero Exhaust products. Additional information on Aero Exhaust's products, race team, and motorsports ventures can be found on its corporate website,

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