Perlite Canada Inc.

Perlite Canada Inc.

October 31, 2006 14:20 ET

Perlite Canada Inc. Announces the Conclusion of an Exclusive Perlite and Vermiculite Supply Agreement With Tourbieres Lambert Inc.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2006) - Perlite Canada Inc. (the "company") (TSX VENTURE:PCI) is pleased to announce the conclusion of a perlite and vermiculite supply agreement with Tourbieres Lambert Inc. ("Lambert").

Under the terms of the agreement, Lambert has awarded the company exclusivity for its purchases of expanded perlite and vermiculite, which are required in the operation of its peat plant located in Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec. The agreement has an initial duration of 10 years, and is renewable for successive periods of 5 years.

The agreement is conditional on the construction by the company of a perlite and vermiculite transformation plant close to Lambert's peat plant in Riviere-Ouelle during the third quarter of 2007. The new transformation plant will enable the company to supply Lambert with expanded perlite and vermiculite produced according to Lambert's specific needs at an advantageous cost, and to establish a long-term supply strategy.

The agreement consolidates the business relationship between the parties, which has existed for more than 10 years. The company currently supplies Lambert's Riviere-Ouelle plant from its own plant in Baie-du-Febvre. The agreement will enable the company to obtain exclusivity for purchases of perlite and vermiculite by the Riviere-Ouelle plant which, according to the company, could translate into an increase of approximately 27% in its sales to Lambert and of approximately 9% in the company's total sales on an annual basis starting in the fourth quarter of 2007. Lambert is a Canadian company specializing in the production and sale of peat. Its Riviere-Ouelle peat plant has been in operation for more than 76 years.

Perlite Canada Inc. specializes in the transformation, distribution and sale of perlite and vermiculite, minerals used in the horticultural and industrial sectors.

The common shares of Perlite Canada Inc. trade on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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Contact Information

  • Perlite Canada inc.
    Richard Barabe
    514-336-6665 / 984-9798
    514-336-6651 (FAX)