SOURCE: HydroFlo, Inc.

April 19, 2005 08:30 ET

Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology Announces Addition of Paul Ogle as Vice President of Consumer Products

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2005 -- Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology, Inc. (MARTI) a portfolio company of HydroFlo, Inc. (OTC BB: HYRF) today announced the newest addition to its team of professionals, Paul Ogle, as Vice President and General Manager of the MARTI Consumer Products Division.

In this position, Mr. Ogle will be responsible for sales and distribution of all consumer merchandise for MARTI in the Americas, and will manage all residential and personal-use products including pitcher and filter units, household units, FATS, under the sink systems, countertop systems, and faucet units. His experience lends himself well to handling North, Central, and South American distribution as well as Caribbean sales.

Mr. Ogle brings outstanding experience to MARTI. His career includes positions in management, operations, and marketing for both multi-billion dollar global corporations as well as several local entrepreneurial firms. "We are delighted to have a professional with such inexhaustible talent and resources as Mr. Ogle," emphasized George Moore, Chief Operating Officer of MARTI. "I am sure his experience in managing hundreds of millions of dollars in the international sales industry will bring the experience and know-how to MARTI. This knowledge will continue to help move the Company forward with new ideas and innovation around the world."

Prior to joining MARTI, Mr. Ogle was a Business Development Manager in the International Trade Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. His responsibilities included the facilitation of trade and related export activities for North Carolina firms that provide products and services to the information technology, electronics, and environmental sectors. Preceding his position at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Ogle served as Industry Marketing Manager, for Europe & Asia for Zurich-based ABB. In this role, he was responsible for managing a budget of over $150 million in software and automation products for the process industries.

"I am excited to join MARTI's team of professionals," stated Mr. Ogle. "MARTI brings cutting-edge technology to regions around the world to help solve multiple growing environmental concerns. I believe in the Company mission to provide clean water to the world and feel that I can be instrumental in helping management achieve this mission."

Mr. Ogle is a board member of the NC World Trade Association, Triangle Region, and is active in a number of other professional organizations.

About HydroFlo

HydroFlo ( is a Business Development Company, as defined by the Investment Act of 1940. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, HydroFlo's core focus is to seek out synergistic acquisitions that will provide capital appreciation and income from its portfolio companies. The mission of HydroFlo is to locate, develop, and fund innovative technologies and businesses and utilize these acquisitions to make pure water available to the world by means of disinfection, purification, and removal of contaminants. It is our belief that water can overcome hunger, disease, poverty, and improve the overall quality of life on earth.

Its portfolio investment companies include: HydroFlo Water Treatment, Inc.,, a business providing pre-treatment of wastewater by use of the PLUS pre-treatment system which provides a treatment process at the municipal pumping stations prior to the wastewater reaching a treatment plant; Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology, Inc., a business providing proprietary and innovative methods and services for the removal of arsenic from drinking water to meet the current EPA requirements of less than 10 parts per billion in drinking water by January 2006; Safety Scan Technology, Inc., a business that provides methods and equipment for the noninvasive testing of municipal, industrial, and potable water to insure safety; and Ultra Choice Water, Inc., a business that distributes and finances water treatment systems to households and businesses throughout the world.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

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