SOURCE: Crescende International, Inc.

April 10, 2006 06:28 ET

Cracking the "Crescende Code"

Crescende International Enters Multi-Billion Dollar Historical Artifacts Industry

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- Crescende International, Inc. (OTC: CDIT) is a management and production operations company whose primary business is the touring of worldwide exhibitions of artifacts from some of the world's most prestigious private collections of art and cultural artifacts. Crescende holds an exclusive management agreement with the license holder of a prestigious art collection in Europe, and will develop and tour exhibitions of the art and reproductions, as well as retail related souvenir adaptations from the esteemed collection.

Crescende also continues to actively seek to secure the intellectual property rights of other important art collections for the purposes of exhibition and retailing.

The Crescende exhibitions will be of the caliber of the King Tut and Leonardo da Vinci collections, which collectively have attracted millions of people throughout the world. The company will also focus on the robust and ever-growing market of religious and spiritual retail products, as part of the cultural intellectual property CDIT has signed to represent and tour. In the past few years, sales of religious art products are estimated at $6.8 billion annually in US, and projected to reach $8.64 billion by 2008; religious publishing grew more than 37% in 2003, and is estimated to continue growing at 6% per annum. Public interest in literature such as "The Da Vinci Code" saw the Louvre attendance grow last year to a record 7.3 million visitors, and religious themes in other media are also fueling sales -- Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" and J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy are just two of the blockbuster successes over the past year.

Crescende is well-positioned to appeal to this growing religious and spiritual-interest market, with the cultural properties it currently represents and continues to seek. Retail reproductions and adaptations of artifacts from the exhibitions will be marketed in museums and other exhibition venues, as well as retail distributions, the home shopping networks of the world, and on an interactive Web site.

The Crescende Collections will bring to the public some of the great, unseen masterpieces of the world, which will provide an enhanced knowledge of history and art from creative and spiritual realms, appealing to people of all cultures and faiths.

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    Crescende International Inc.
    300 - 1055 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2E9