SOURCE: Leatt Corporation

October 19, 2006 09:00 ET

Leatt Corporation Outsources Production

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2006 -- Leatt Corporation (PINKSHEETS: LEAT), a Nevada, USA Corporation headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, that develops, sells and distributes the Leatt-Brace™, a neck brace System designed to help prevent potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck), today announced that the company has successfully outsourced its production to Playmaker (Pty) Ltd., a high-volume production facility based in Taiwan/China.

Taiwan-based Playmaker (Pty) Ltd. has been in operation for approximately 40 years, has roughly 1,000 employees located at their 100,000m2 factory and specializes in the manufacture of wakeboards, snowboards, water skis and the related bindings. Playmaker also has production facilities in Mainland China which will be utilized to manufacture products for Leatt Corporation.

The outsourcing of production to Playmaker (Pty) Ltd is expected to result in a major increase in Leatt Corporation's current production capacity, thereby enabling the Company to meet sudden or anticipated future demand for its products, whilst maintaining the strict manufacturing requirements that have, to date, produced high-quality neck braces that were initially fabricated at the Company's South African production facilities.

"The initial impact of this move was a delay in the availability and the full scale launch of the retail product," said Dr. Chris Leatt, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leatt Corporation. "However," he added, "the move was necessary in light of a much higher market interest in the product than we had originally anticipated. And now, having completed the transition of production from South Africa to Taiwan/China, the company is in a position to begin to fill the product orders from individuals as well as our industry distributors and partners since the product was introduced to the international marketplace last year."

About The Leatt Corporation: The Leatt Corporation is the exclusive global distributor of the Leatt-Brace™, a neck brace designed to prevent or lessen the severity of potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck). The company's operations and research and development of the core products currently take place at the Leatt Corporation's offices in Cape Town, South Africa.

For more information on the Leatt-Brace™, please visit the company website at www.leatt-brace.com. For more information on Playmaker, please visit the company website at www.playmaker.com.tw. The aforementioned Web Sites are not incorporated into or part of this press release.

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