SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corporation

January 10, 2008 09:07 ET

Franchise Capital Corporation and Aero Exhaust Announce New National Sales Manager

SOUTH JORDAN, UT--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) - Franchise Capital Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FCCN), which recently closed its acquisition of Aero Exhaust, Inc., a world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology and NASCAR Performance Partner, today announced that Aero has hired Bill Franzke as the company's new national sales manager. Mr. Franzke, who has considerable successful experience managing large-scale sales efforts for recognized equipment companies, will primarily focus on expanding the distribution of Aero's performance mufflers and exhaust systems nationally.

Mr. Franzke is extremely familiar with the Aero product line, having started Aero Distributors, Inc., an Aero Exhaust distributor for Oregon and southwestern Washington. He introduced the Aero Turbine muffler and established a base of over 100 dealers in the region. Mr. Franzke sold the company to Allied Exhaust in 2007 and become Aero's regional manager for the northwest.

Previous to starting Aero Distributors, Inc., Mr. Franzke served as a territory manager for Western Equipment Distributors, a commercial mowing equipment and irrigation distributor servicing the Pacific Northwest. In this capacity, he called on golf and municipal accounts in Oregon and southwestern Washington and sold Toro commercial equipment. His duties included strategic planning, forecasting, demonstrating, and financial planning for the purchasing of single pieces and packages of turf equipment by golf courses and cities. He was responsible for increasing sales from 800,000 to 2.4 million during the three-year period of his employment. Mr. Franzke was a graduate of Toro Resource Selling Program and received a prestigious national sales award from the Toro company.

From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Franzke was the dealer direct sales manager for Snapper, Inc. In this role, he served as sales director for Oregon and Washington, establishing and maintaining the dealer network for those states. He was responsible for wide range of customer satisfaction duties at the retail and wholesale levels. His duties also included forecasting sales, setting up new dealers, teaching sales techniques, trade show activities and managing delivery of 1.2 million dollars of equipment yearly. He received an Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for 1999 for increasing commercial sales 60%.

"Mr. Franzke's experience includes handling large accounts involving major, highly recognizable brands in the equipment sales industry, and we are extremely pleased to have him come aboard as national sales manager for Aero," commented Bryan Hunsaker, chief executive officer of Franchise Capital and Aero Exhaust.

"I am very happy to accept this position with Aero Exhaust," stated Mr. Franzke. "Having been involved with the company for some time now, I am extremely familiar with Aero and its products. I strongly believe that the potential of the Aero products is huge, and I look forward to assisting with the growth of the company on a national basis."

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. The effective date for the name change and symbol change is January 21, 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,

Safe Harbor Statement: The statements in this release that relate to future plans, expectations, events, performance and the like are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results or events could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including the lack of funding, inability to complete required SEC filings, and others set forth in the Company's report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2007 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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