SOURCE: Franchise Capital Corporation

December 20, 2006 10:42 ET

Franchise Capital Corporation Announces Aero Exhaust Agreement With Infopia for Expanded E-Commerce Capabilities

TEMECULA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- Franchise Capital Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FCCN) today announced that Aero Exhaust, Inc., with which it has a preliminary acquisition agreement, has partnered with Infopia, the industry leader in multi-channel online selling solutions, to expand Aero Exhaust's e-commerce capabilities and extend operational support systems.

Aero Exhaust mufflers are an exclusive National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Performance product and carry the prestigious NASCAR brand on product, packaging and related media. NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace is the official spokesperson for Aero Exhaust products.

The agreement between Aero Exhaust and Infopia includes utilizing Infopia's award-winning Marketplace Manager to drive online transactions and revenue from eBay, Amazon, Overstock.com, Sell.com, uBid, and others. Additionally, Aero Exhaust will leverage Infopia's Software as a Service (SAAS) platform to integrate sourcing, inventory, merchandising, customer relationship management, and business analytics to optimize operating efficiencies and profit.

"We are very excited to partner with a company like Infopia that has produced such remarkable results for their clients. This is a key relationship for us as we continue to develop our comprehensive distribution strategy. We look forward to supercharging our online business across all of our product lines in 2007," stated Bryan Hunsaker, CEO of Aero Exhaust, Inc.

On December 12, 2006, Franchise Capital Corporation announced that it had entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Aero Exhaust. The company is currently conducting its due diligence and expects to announce a definitive agreement with Aero Exhaust within the next 30 days.

About Infopia Inc.

Infopia provides the industry's most complete e-commerce platform, enabling businesses to fully execute the online inventory-to-cash cycle. Unlike limited point solutions, Infopia integrates a full range of critical success factors, helping companies to optimize product merchandising, manage the shopping experience, and maximize their presence through premier online marketplaces and search engines such as eBay, Amazon, Overstock.com, Shopping.com, Shopzilla, Yahoo! and Google. Together with online selling best-practices, Infopia provides unique and proven value to a wide range of clients, from start-ups to top eBay PowerSellers to multi-billion dollar corporations. Infopia is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit www.infopia.com.

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About Aero Exhaust:

Aero Exhaust is the world leader in performance exhaust airflow technology, manufacturing and distributing the most technologically advanced muffler on the market. Its product lines are built to the highest industry standards and offer the consumer a lifetime warranty. Aero Exhaust has been issued U.S. and Australian patents on its innovations and development in the exhaust industry, and its mufflers are available worldwide through major retailers, mass merchant centers, automotive aftermarket supply stores and wholesalers. Aero Exhaust mufflers are an exclusive National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Performance product and carry the prestigious NASCAR brand on product, packaging and related media. NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace is the official spokesperson for Aero Exhaust products. Additional information on Aero Exhaust's products, race team, and motorsports ventures can be found on its corporate web site, www.aeroexhaust.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: The statements in this release that relate to future plans, expectations, events, performance and the like are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results or events could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including the lack of funding, inability to complete required SEC filings, and others set forth in the Company's report on Form 10-K/A for fiscal year 2005 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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