Manaris Corporation
OTC Bulletin Board : MANS
FRANKFURT : WKN:255471

Manaris Corporation

May 18, 2006 07:00 ET

Manaris Corporation Appoints John Simons to the Board of Directors

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 18, 2006) - The Board of Directors of Manaris Corporation (OTCBB:MANS)(FRANKFURT WKN:A0F5LD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John H. Simons to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Simons was the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITF Optical and is currently the President of John H. Simons Consultants, Inc., a management consulting firm. He also serves as the Vice Chairman and a Director of DALSA Corporation.

"We are glad to welcome Mr. Simons as a Director to Manaris' Board of Directors. John has experience working with a number of high-tech companies, both private and public. I am confident that he will make a significant contribution to the Manaris Board," stated John Fraser, President and CEO of Manaris Corporation.

John Simons commented: "I am looking forward to participating on the Manaris Board and seeing the Company realize its goals."

About Manaris Corporation

Manaris Corporation, through its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, offers risk mitigation solutions. C-Chip Technologies (North America) specializes in the high-tech sector of the security industry, offering technology that allows business users to efficiently access, control, manage and monitor remote assets at low cost. Avensys enables businesses to monitor different types of environments, including air, soil and water, as well as buildings and materials. Avensys also produces fiber optic components and sensors. For more information please visit www.manariscorp.com.

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