SOURCE: Across America Real Estate Corp.

April 19, 2006 08:00 ET

Michael Rose and Britt Nelson Join Across America Real Estate

Growing AARD's Presence in the 100% Project Funding Market Place

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2006 -- Across America Real Estate Corp. (OTC BB: AARD) today announced the appointment of Michael B. Rose and Britt C. Nelson as Senior Account Executives of the Company. Both Rose and Nelson bring exceptional contacts and unique experience in the single pad small box market.

Mike Rose brings over thirty years of relationships in the real estate development business particularly in restaurants. He has held senior positions with Dairy Queen International, Sambo's, General Mills Restaurant Group, and most recently was Vice President of Development for IHOP Corporation. Mike was also a member of the start up team at Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips working with Dave Thomas in developing the initial Wendy's concept. Before joining AARD Mr. Rose was President of REX Development Group a real estate development consulting firm who represented operators of concepts such as Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Corner Bakery, Maggiano's and On The Border. Mr. Rose's track record encompasses more than 5,000 restaurant projects on a domestic and international level.

Britt Nelson comes from a real estate development family and has been in the commercial real estate construction and development business for over 12 years. Britt is the Colorado State Chairman of Government Affairs for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is also a legislative affairs committee member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Mr. Nelson's background includes site selection, land acquisition, and project assembly of commercial retail projects.

"We are delighted that two industry 'rain makers' like Mike Rose and Britt Nelson are joining the Across America team. Across America is now operating in ten states and it is our belief that with 'hands on' industry veterans like Rose and Nelson AARD can substantially grow its reach in the single pad small box market," said Alex Lagerborg President and CEO of Across America Real Estate. "When searching for a senior account executive we wanted to find a professional who would enhance and complement the AARD culture of innovation, forward thinking and leadership. Britt Nelson and Mike Rose are those leaders." Lagerborg continued, "Mike Rose will operate out of Phoenix, Arizona, and Britt Nelson will office out of our headquarters here in Denver. Through these positions and others that we plan to bring on line later in the year AARD believes that it will enhance its sales team which will be an important component in the Company's growth in 2006 and beyond."

The statements included in this press release concerning predictions of economic performance and management's plans and objectives constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in AARD's Securities and Exchange Commission filings; completion of due diligence and certain other pre-closing conditions for all incomplete transactions; economic downturns affecting the operations of AARD, its subsidiaries or proposed transactions; the inability to initiate or complete any transaction; adverse financial performance by AARD or any of its subsidiaries; adverse equity market conditions and declines in the value of AARD common stock; and the unavailability of financing to complete management's plans and objectives. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and AARD disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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