Open EC Technologies, Inc.

Open EC Technologies, Inc.

February 27, 2009 12:55 ET

Open EC Technologies, Inc. Receives TSX Venture Exchange Acceptance of the Asset Purchase Agreement to Sell Its Subsidiary, Shenzhen Headware Software System Ltd's China Operations

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2009) - Open EC Technologies, Inc. ("Open EC") or the ("Company") (TSX VENTURE:OCE) is pleased to announce that it has received TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the Asset Purchase Agreement to sell the China operations held by its wholly owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Headware Software Systems Ltd. ("Headware") to Mr. Zhongdong Zhou ("Mr. Zhou"). A news release with respect to the subject sale was previously issued on February 4, 2009.

As consideration for the sale of the Headware China operations, Mr. Zhou will make a cash payment of $850,000 and arrange for the return of the 11,400,000 common shares to the Company that were previously issued to Happy Clear Investments Ltd and Right Strong Investments Ltd pursuant to a Share Purchase Agreement dated June 22, 2007. The 11,400,000 common shares will be cancelled and returned to the Company's treasury.

Martyn Armstrong, CEO of Open EC states, "With the sale of the China business operations, Open EC will improve its working capital, improve its shareholder's equity by approximately 20% and lower its cost of operations. Overall, the Company will have lower short term revenues, but with the reduced costs and increased working capital, it should improve its financial stability at a time when cash resources are most important.

The increase in working capital will enable the Company to focus its business development in the lower risk, higher margin potential, North American e-business software market through its SoftCare EC Solutions subsidiary. This move will strengthen the Company's ability to continue to grow its profitable EDI software business subsidiary and accelerate its initiatives in the new economy resilient markets of Healthcare and Government Services, primarily in the USA."

Mr. Armstrong advises that, "Open EC will continue to hold its interest in Headware, a foreign China corporation. This will allow Open EC, through its, Headware subsidiary, to more effectively evaluate and develop new EDI business opportunities and partnerships in China which would be complementary to our plans to maximize the revenue potential for our existing e-Business Software Products."

About Open EC Technologies Inc.

Open EC Technologies, Inc. ("OCE") is a TSX Venture Exchange listed holding company specializing in the acquisition of software companies in e-business, mobile business and business to business (b2b) commerce. Our subsidiaries, SoftCare EC Solutions Inc.,, and Shenzhen Headware Software System Ltd., provide software solutions to customers throughout North America and Asia. With over 400 employees in the OpenEC Group of companies, we deliver global innovative software solutions to mid-market through Fortune 100 companies.


Martyn A. Armstrong, President & CEO

Further information about the Company can be found on SEDAR ( or by contacting either, Mr. Martyn A. Armstrong, President & CEO of the Company or Mr. Michael (Gong) Chen, CFO and a Director of the Company.

Trading in the securities of Open EC should be considered speculative. The Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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