April 17, 2008 13:23 ET

Allegiance Accepts $200,000 Common Share Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Allegiance Equity Corporation ("Allegiance") (TSX VENTURE:ANQ) announces that it is completing an offering of up to 400,000 Common Shares at $0.50 per share.

The purpose of the financing is

(1) To assist Legacy Research Corporation with the licensing and commercialization of CM-X a new treatment for diabetes, high cholesterol and related cardiovascular conditions

(2) To develop, and commercialize formulations for GG-XT a new proprietary product for improving memory and cognitive function for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's and Dementia

Prime Pharmaceutical Corporation

Allegiance took the initiative in establishing Prime Pharmaceutical Corporations ("Prime") in which it holds a 37.5% equity interest or 6,040,458 common shares of Prime out of 16,284,680 common shares issued and outstanding.

Prime developed Relieva ™, a natural, proprietary over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions. The active ingredient in Relieva ™ is derived from Mahonia Aquifolium and avoids the side effects caused by the use of traditional pharmaceutical treatments.

Prime's licensee Apollo Pharmaceutical Corporation is in default of its obligations in licensning Relieva. Prime may find it necessary to seek out a new licensee if Apollo cannot meet its obligations.

Innovative Life Sciences Corporation ("Innovative")

Allegiance holds approximately 15% equity interest in Innovative, which developed a family of nutraceutical products which distinct competitive advantages.

Innovative has filed patent applications in Canada and applications for regulatory approvals with Health Canada for its enhanced formulation of CM-X™, and products formulated with CM-X such as Heart Chocolate.

Scientific literature, laboratory studies and clinical trials evidence that the ingredients in CM-X™ reduce blood glucose by 28% and cholesterol by 25% within a relatively short period of time.

Alzheimers Disease and Dementia

Allegiance Equity Corporation filed a patent application for an exciting new compound for improvement of memory function, cognitive function, and mental health.

The new proprietary compound, to be named GG-XT, consists of a synergistic mixture of standardized extracts of ginseng and gingko biloba.

Allegiance and its partners are developing product formulations for tablets, capsules, and functional foods containing GG-XT. Allegiance will file a Product License Applications with Health Canada to support the claims for

- Improving memory
- Cognitive function
- Vitality of life

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia is among older people which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.

It is estimated that up to 45 million Americans suffer from Alzheimers. The disease usually begins after age 60 and risk goes up with age. About 59% of men and women ages 65 to 74 have Alzheimers disease and nearly half of those aged 85 and older may have the disease.

After the private placement there 5,624,225 Common Shares of Allegiance issued and outstanding.

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