SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

January 23, 2008 09:18 ET

Unico, Inc. Releases January 2008 Investor Newsletter With Year-In-Review Feature

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today issued its January 2008 investor newsletter, which includes a Year-In-Review feature highlighting significant events that occurred throughout the 2007 calendar year, including the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah.

A PDF version of the newsletter has been added to the company's website at http://www.unicomining.com./news/newsletters.php, and an email notification of the newsletter's release will be sent to subscribers to Unico's electronic mailing list.

The Year-In-Review feature covers milestones reached during 2007, which began with the reporting of ongoing reconstruction of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine. As 2007 began, work was underway in both of the main mill buildings, and a reliable, cost-effective supply of power to the facility had not yet been established. The Deer Trail Mine was still subject to a lease agreement with a purchase option. As the Year-In-Review article discusses, 2007 saw significant progress on the reconstruction work at the Deer Trail mill facility, completion of an electrical power system at the site, and the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine from Crown Mines, LLC. The article also covers the completion of logging and splitting work on core samples taken from the underground diamond core drilling program conducted at the Deer Trail Mine in 2005, additional permits and approvals required to cover expansion of the mill and processing facility as well as underground activities at the site, and personnel changes with the addition of a new chief financial officer for Unico and a new senior metallurgist and new senior geologist for the company's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary.

The January newsletter also reviews recent onsite metallurgical activity conducted at the Deer Trail Mine under the supervision of senior metallurgist Edgar Blanco. Mr. Blanco is developing the reagent schematic and mineral characteristics for the floatation circuit, which will help to perfect the overall mineral recoveries once processing operations are initiated at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine. Another article in the newsletter addresses recent progress of reconstruction work at the mill facility.

"The 2007 calendar year was an extremely busy period for Unico, particularly for its wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary, so we made use of our January 2008 newsletter to provide a review of significant events for the year," stated Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We look forward to even more progress in 2008 and hope our shareholders continue to follow the development of our project at the Deer Trail Mine with great interest and support our efforts to move the company forward in the coming years."

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About Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc. (OTCBB: UCOI) is a publicly traded natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector that is focused on the exploration, development and production of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper concentrates at its three mine properties: the Deer Trail Mine, the Bromide Basin Mine and the Silver Bell Mine. The company has also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. In August 2007, Unico announced that its wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary had completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine from Crown Mines, LLC. For more information, please visit www.unicomining.com.

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