SOURCE: International Pharmacy Outlets, Inc.

August 23, 2005 14:20 ET

IPCY and Load Hog Industries Establish Costa Rican Distribution Hub

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- International Pharmacy Outlets, Inc. (OTC: IPCY) ("IPCY") and Load Hog Industries, Inc.("Load Hog") today announced that it has established a primary distribution hub for Central America. In a previous release dated June 13, 2005, the two Companies announced that they entered into a Letter of Intent ("LOI") where IPCY would acquire 100% of Load Hog Industries, Inc. Under the terms of the Agreement, IPCY would operate Load Hog as a wholly owned subsidiary. Load Hog, a privately held Pennsylvania-based company, is involved in the manufacture and marketing of The Load Hog™ (the "Device") patented dump truck conversion technology device and conversion kit.

The Device turns an ordinary pickup truck into a dump truck. Installed between the bed and frame of a pickup truck, this pneumatic mechanism weighs only 120 pounds, is invisible when not in use, is maintenance-free, and avoids the environmental threats and complexity associated with current hydraulic applications. The conversion kit Device is designed such that an individual truck owner or an authorized installing distributor can do the installation.

"The creation of a primary shipping location in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, positions us to capitalize on the burgeoning Costa Rican construction and development market," said John Kowalski, CEO of Load Hog Industries. "We have spent several years looking at an expansion in Central America and with the advent of CAFTA, the time is now right," Kowalski said.

Michael McCabe, President and CEO of IPCY, also stated, "As previously disclosed, IPCY changed its business focus and implemented a new business model to enhance future shareholder value. The focus of that change is to identify developing businesses or product lines in which participation by IPCY would return increased value to IPCY's shareholders. Other potential future candidates, like Load Hog Industries, Inc., are expected to be predominately private companies with strong core management. IPCY intends to acquire or gain a controlling interest in qualified companies while working with management to profitably grow and integrate the businesses."

Safe Harbor: This release includes forward-looking Statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from that projected or suggested herein due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, ability to obtain financing and regulatory and shareholder approvals for anticipated actions.

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