SOURCE: Market Pulse

March 02, 2006 08:30 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Thursday, March 2, 2006: XTME -- Xtreme Companies Acquires Challenger Offshore for $4.3 Million!

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Market Pulse.

ATLANTA, GA, -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2006 -- Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: Xtreme Companies, Inc. (OTC BB: XTME), Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Beacon Power Corp. (NASDAQ: BCON), and Patriot Scientific Corp. (OTC BB: PTSC).

Investors need to be watching Xtreme Companies, Inc. (OTC BB: XTME) this AM! XTME is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of mission-specific fire and rescue boats used in emergency, surveillance and defense deployments. Xtreme's boats have been marketed and sold directly to fire and police departments, the U.S. Military and coastal port authorities throughout the U.S. By combining proven, innovative designs with power, safety, handling and stability, XTME produces invaluable boats designed to protect and save lives. XTME is in a position to capture a large portion of the rapid response, fire, rescue and patrol boat share of the market. XTME has had several excellent news announcements out lately and one again before today's opening bell announcing their acquisition of Challenger Offshore. Xtreme CEO Kevin Ryan stated, "This is a watershed moment in Xtreme's short history. By acquiring Challenger, we have secured one of the truly up and coming brands in the commercial marine craft business today." This could be great news for investors!

Xtreme Companies, Inc. (OTC BB: XTME) today announced the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of semi-custom boat manufacturer Marine Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Challenger Offshore ('Challenger'). In exchange for $4.3 million in cash, Xtreme received the Challenger business and assets including its gross order backlog of $1.6 million, boat inventory, boat molds and real estate which includes Challenger's 65,000 square ft. boat manufacturing facility located on 12 acres in Washington, MO. The transaction was financed with conventional loans provided by a Missouri-based regional bank.

Xtreme CEO Kevin Ryan stated,"This is a watershed moment in Xtreme's short history. By acquiring Challenger, we have secured one of the truly up and coming brands in the commercial marine craft business today. One year ago we commenced our partnership with Challenger by procuring the exclusive distribution rights to their entire marine line in exchange for stock, operational and expansion capital, and personnel. The relationship has proven to be extremely successful and rewarding for both parties. I believe we have delivered a tremendous opportunity for our investors and shareholders, that should produce both short-term and long-term benefits."

Ron DiBartolo former President of Marine Holdings, Inc., commented, "Over the past twelve months, the Xtreme - Challenger partnership has blossomed and is now I believe poised to become a significant player in the marine craft industry. Some of our recent achievements include: the addition of several key distributors and dealers, significant increase in sales orders, increases in production capacity, improvement in inefficiencies and the continued success of our high performance racing boats on the national circuit including a victory at the high profile Florida Grand Prix, which was broadcast on Fox Sports. The foundation for the Company has been laid and I believe the future is a bright one."

Challenger has the exclusive rights to a revolutionary hull technology for boats 40 feet in length and under. The 'DDC' hull patent is the brain child of legendary designer Harry Schoell. The DDC design enables Challenger to produce extremely efficient hull shapes that out perform its competitors by providing a stable, safe, high speed platform. Challenger DDC hulls possess superior capabilities in rough water and its design combined with modern construction techniques enables boats to run faster in higher sea states.

About Marine Holdings, Inc d/b/a Challenger Offshore

Marine Holdings, Inc. (MHI) d/b/a Challenger Offshore manufactures semi-custom fiberglass boats of 19' to 97' in length, which include leisure, performance, fishing and motor yachts. MHI is best known for their products that compete directly with the industry's largest boat producers. Internationally known race driver and designer Don Aronow, credited as being the architect of the performance boat industry, along with Harry Schoell, world-renowned marine engineer, designed and created some of the hull technologies today used by Challenger Offshore. Mr. Aronow has also been credited with creating companies such as Cigarette, Donzi, Formula, Apache and Magnum.

About Xtreme Companies, Inc.

Xtreme Companies, Inc. is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of mission-specific Fire-Rescue and Patrol boats used in emergency, surveillance and defense deployments. The boats have been marketed and sold directly to fire and police departments, the U.S. Military and coastal port authorities throughout the United States.

For more information you may visit please visit www.xtremecos.com and www.challengeroffshore.com. Xtreme's public financial information and filings can be viewed at www.sec.gov.

Stocks in the news and acting well as of late include: Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Beacon Power Corp. (NASDAQ: BCON), and Patriot Scientific Corp. (OTC BB: PTSC).

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