SOURCE: Grupo International (HIV-VAC, Inc.)

February 08, 2011 11:57 ET

Grupo International, Inc., Begins Rapid Expansion of Its RiMart Stores

Stores Special Financing Deal to Promote New Franchises

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Grupo International, Inc.'s (PINKSHEETS: GRPI) President Ramon Richard announced today that Grupo International, Inc., has started to reserve areas for individuals planning to open RiMart Specialty Hardware Stores throughout Mexico. The Company has received a preliminary approval to start selling franchises over the next sixty days. The Company has indications for 20 locations to become future franchises by independent owners and operators. Mr. Richard stated "We have had little or no advertising and have already been experiencing a high demand for these franchises." The Company is excited to begin offering this new "one of a kind franchise" in Mexico. The expected cost of a franchise will be approximately $100,000.00 in which a special financing guarantee being backed by a government agency has been proposed. The company expects to open a minimum of two new stores a month once started.

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About Grupo International, Inc.
Grupo International, Inc. recently entered into a binding acquisition of 80% of Richard Y Lange S. A. De C.V. This acquisition begins the company's desire to expand its international presence in the fast growing area of Latin America.

Grupo International, Inc. operates businesses throughout Baja, California. The businesses include our franchised hardware stores, RiMart Specialty Tool, others are mining sand concessions, a cement block manufacturing plant, construction, and an in house preferred credit card division. Each operation acts as a vertical integration allowing for a competitive working structure.

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The information contained in this press release, including any "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of section 27A of the securities Act of 1993 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 contained herein, should be reviewed in conjunction with the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB and other publicly available information regarding the Company, copies of which are available from the Company upon request. Such publicly available information sets forth many risks and uncertainties related to the Company's business and such statements, including risks and uncertainties related to that are unpredictable and outside of the influence and/or control of the Company. In particular, these risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: that third parties may be successful in challenging the patent issued; that granted claims may be held invalid or interpreted differently by a court of law; that other patents will issue that will block the Company from commercializing the technology covered by the patents; and that the benefits that Company believes can be derived from the patented technology will not be realized due to difficulties encountered in the long and expensive process of the development of new technologies and the cost and uncertainty in obtaining regulatory approval for products based on these technologies. In addition, there are many other risks and uncertainties inherent in the development of the Company's products, including the risk of not obtaining regulatory approval for a variety of reasons and the risk of adverse side effects in humans. Other risks relating to Company are detailed from time to time in documents filed by Company with the SEC.

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