Empire Industries Ltd.

Empire Industries Ltd.

February 28, 2007 12:54 ET

Empire Industries Ltd. Announces Appointment of Allan Francis as Corporate Secretary

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2007) - Empire Industries Ltd., (TSX VENTURE:EIL) ("Empire"), one of Western Canada's fastest growing steel fabrication and construction service providers, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Allan Francis to the office of Corporate Secretary.

In addition to the duties of Corporate Secretary, he will continue to work in the general areas of risk management, commercial management, marketing and branding, acquisition due diligence and corporate governance. He has over fifteen years of business experience, including extensive terms with steel fabricators Canron and Dominion Bridge, where he developed a reputation for excellence in all of the above areas. Mr. Francis holds a law degree from the University of Manitoba and an M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.

About Empire Industries Ltd.

Empire Industries Ltd. is a public company that was formed in July 2006. Empire Industries Ltd. is one of Western Canada's fastest growing steel fabrication and construction service providers. It operates its business through several subsidiaries. Empire's mandate is to increase shareholder value by growing profits organically, by targeting acquisitions, and by expanding its market share in the burgeoning industrial, commercial and institutional construction marketplace of Western Canada. Empire trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol EIL.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, concerning Empire's business and affairs. These statements are identifiable by their use of verbs such as "expect", as well as by the use of future or conditional tenses. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Empire assumes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated future events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

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