SOURCE: Philand Ranch Ltd.

March 02, 2010 02:30 ET

Philand Ranch Secures $100 Million Funding for Vietnam Real Estate, Resort and Theme Park Development Projects

FRANKFURT, GERMANY and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Philand Ranch Ltd. (FRANKFURT: 1P8) (XETRA: 1P8) (WKN A0RPEA), a company engaged in the development of master planned communities and other real estate developments in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, announced today that it has secured a total of $100 million in funding for its projects in Central Vietnam through a Business Cooperation Agreement with EMHI Land Corporation.

Philand Ranch Ltd is a majority-owned subsidiary of PHIGroup, Inc. (OTCBB: PHIE) (FRANKFURT: PR7) (WKN A0RNQV) whose business scope includes the development and management of real estate properties, mining interests and consulting, merger and acquisition advisory services.

The agreement calls for EMHI Land to provide capital for Philand Ranch's Pointe91 project in Chu Lai. In addition, the two companies will co-develop an internationally branded entertainment theme park and retail commercial venture on a 600-hectare township site located on Philand's north boundary master plan. The closing of the first tranche of funding is scheduled for March 31st, 2010.

EHMI Land's secured funding commitments from its current banking partners in Asia will enable Philand Ranch and EMHI to jointly develop various projects and provide financing for major real estate development programs like Philand Ranch. The Ranch's first phase construction is expected to begin shortly at Pointe91. This 118-acre first phase introduces a hot new five-star resort area, executive housing, mid-range cabana residences, a marina, and unfettered access to hiking and walking trails, beaches and the South China Seas. It also includes an economic free zone, industrial parks, educational and conference facilities. The development is expected to bring thousands of new jobs, new industry and commercial ventures, much needed housing, as well as providing economic opportunities to the area for decades to come.

Henry Fahman, Chairman of Philand Ranch Limited, said, "We are pleased to co-develop our Ranch with Mr. Allen Wu and EHMI Land. Having the secured financing is a big plus for us, but just as important is how we will continue to bring significant enduring value for our shareholders for generations to come."

Further, Allen Wu, CEO of EHMI Land, stated, "Philand will play an important role in developing and building new communities where people desire to live, work and play. We look forward to working together and being a part of Vietnam's successful future."

About Philand Ranch Ltd.

Philand Ranch Limited, a United Kingdom corporation, is engaged in the development of real estate, hospitality and master-planned community properties in Vietnam and the growing economies of Southeast Asia. The company is currently developing the first phase of a multi-billion dollar project at Pointe91 in Bien Rang, Chu Lai, Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam through its wholly owned Vietnam-based subsidiary Philand Vietnam Ltd. Philand Ranch's stock is traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange: 1P8.F and Xetra: 1P8.DE, WKN A0RPEA. Website: www.philandranch.com.

About PHIGroup, Inc.

PHIGroup (PHIE) develops real estate and natural resources, provides M&A advisory and consulting services and invests in special situations. PHIGroup, which specializes in raising capital and helping take companies public, is developing Philand Ranch, one of the largest master planned communities in Vietnam. This project includes Pointe91, a luxury resort and premium residential community in Quang Nam province in central Vietnam (www.philandranch.com). PHIGroup is also engaged in mining activities in Southeast Asia and Haiti (PHIMining Group, Inc.) (www.phimining.com). Website: www.phiglobal.com.

About EHMI Land Corporation

EMHI Land Corporation is a US holding company with four focused areas via operating entities, including Real Estate, Hospitality/Retail/Services, Resources/Mining, and Infrastructure. EMHI Land is exclusive master licensee for MGM branded location based entertainment projects within Vietnam and is planning multiple locations throughout Vietnam with a long term view. For further information, visit www.emhiland.com.

Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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