SOURCE: Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.

June 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Elabrient Surfaces LLC, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Big Apple Worldwide, Inc., Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement With Esther Dunbar-Cullum

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2006 -- Big Apple Worldwide, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BPWW) announced today that their wholly owned subsidiary, Elabrient Surfaces, LLC, has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Esther Dunbar-Cullum, renowned carper and textile designer for the Hospitality industry. Elabrient Surfaces will be responsible for the manufacturing and marketing of custom coordinated wallcovering for Esther Dunbar-Cullum's "Walls & Floors Cross Media Collection™" product line. The companies have also agreed to initiate a joint advertising campaign to increase awareness of this entirely new marketing concept.

The "Walls & Floors Cross Media Collection™" approach is a unique and new concept because it provides designers with options of complete commercial carpet and wallcovering product integration, as well as the ability to customize patterns or colors to meet their needs. Esther Dunbar-Cullum is the premier designer of patterned carpeting for Design Origins, which is the printed carpet division of Shaw Industries, the world's largest carpet manufacturer. Esther Dunbar-Cullum's carpet collections are distributed through a national network of independent sales representatives.

"We are very excited about this opportunity to work with Ms. Dunbar-Cullum and Dunbar & Cullum, Inc. on the 'Walls & Floors Cross Media Collection™' marketing concept. No one else in the industry has attempted to design, integrate and market both carpeting and wallcovering to the commercial and hospitality markets. Having access to representatives already familiar with Esther's unique design contribution greatly enhances our ability to better serve the market with wallcovering. We are delighted to represent Dunbar & Cullum Inc. and look forward to increased recognition and revenues as a result of this agreement," stated Gary T. Rizzo, President of Elabrient Surfaces LLC.

Neal Jablon, President of Big Apple Worldwide, Inc., further stated that, "We are extremely pleased with this opportunity to dramatically enhance and grow Elabrient's business model. This also presents Big Apple Wallcoverings with the opportunity to offer this specially focused sales force a complete product line of both standard and specialty commercial wallcoverings to dramatically enhance their overall offering to their customers."

About Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.:

Big Apple Worldwide Inc. is a holding company focused on serving the hospitality and leisure market. Big Apple Wallcovering Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Apple Worldwide and has inspired the Architecture and Design community with cutting-edge design and the manufacturing of architectural wallcovering and fabrics for hospitality, private offices and commercial interiors. Big Apple Wallcovering, Inc. also owns Elabrient Surfaces, LLC, which is a commercial interior design development and manufacturing company specializing in commercial wallcovering. Big Apple Travel, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Apple Worldwide, Inc. is a full service travel agency and features a next generation travel salon in Orlando, Florida.

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