SOURCE: JER Envirotech International Corp.

September 09, 2008 17:00 ET

JER Envirotech Announces Record Q4 2008 and Quarter Over Quarter Revenue Growth

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - JER Envirotech International Corp. (TSX-V: JER) (FRANKFURT: KFTB) ("JER") is pleased to announce that its preliminary unaudited revenues for Q4 2008 (ended August 31, 2008) reached $1,126,515 up 94% over the same quarter in fiscal 2007 at $581,964. These revenues were also up 72% over Q3 2008 at $653,979.

For fiscal 2008, JER's revenues totaled $2,601,209 which was up 193% over fiscal 2007 at $886,888.

"We are very pleased with our performance during Q4 2008, as it was the first quarter where our revenues surpassed $1M," states Ed Trueman, JER's President and CEO. "With polymer prices now nearly double from just one year ago, an enormous strain has been placed on all industries that use this material in the production of their products. As a biocomposite manufacturer offering a cost-effective, direct replacement for pure polymers, we are in an enviable position.

"We enable our customers to manufacture high quality products while protecting profit margins. In addition, the use of our compounds is a socially responsible decision that they can effectively market as a product differentiator. These factors, combined with the expanding reach of our sales and marketing team, are contributing to strong revenue growth, as evidenced by the 72% increase we experienced from Q3 to Q4 of the current fiscal year."

During Q4 2008, JER's compound business unit met management's performance expectations. The Company is also pleased to report that its extruded sheeting business unit had its first significant impact in current quarterly performance, accounting for approximately 10% of overall sales.

Quarter over quarter revenue performance for fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 was as follows:

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From an operational standpoint, JER significantly reduced its cost of operations during Q4 2008, primarily through economies of scale in production, strategic purchasing of raw materials, a reduction in facilities overhead, and more efficient staffing. "We remain focused on moving the Company towards breakeven as early as possible," continues Trueman.

JER anticipates the release of its audited financial statements for fiscal 2008, along with management's discussion and analysis, on or about November 12, 2008.

About JER Envirotech International Corporation

JER is a global supplier of thermoplastic biocomposite compounds and sheeting. The Company's patented technology utilizes waste or by-product materials, such as wood fibre or rice hulls, to produce environmentally friendly alternative products for applications in the construction, transport, automotive and toy industries. The Company currently has a range of biocomposite formulations which it developed in collaboration with the National Research Council - Industrial Materials Institute of Canada.

JER is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "JER" and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "KFTB." For more information, visit www.jerenvirotech.com or contact:

JER ENVIROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

"Ji Yoon"

Mr. Ji Yoon
Chief Financial Officer
International: +1 (604) 940-9262
jyoon@jerenvirotech.com

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of JER Envirotech International Corp. with respect to its performance, business and future events. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, those relating to changes in the market, potential downturns in economic conditions, foreign exchange fluctuations, demand for thermoplastic biocomposites, competition and our ability to implement our business plans and strategies in a timely manner or at all. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. JER Envirotech International Corp. does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements.

(2008-09 #20)

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