October 08, 2009 15:19 ET

Ray Smith Appointed Chief Operating Officer of ECO2 Forests Inc.

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - ECO2 Forests Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ECOF), an international sustainable forestry company focused on reforestation and carbon sequestration projects, has appointed Ray Smith as Chief Operating Officer.

Ray Smith, as Chief Operating Officer, will be responsible for the mobilization, operation and delivery of all company projects.

An experienced executive manager, Ray Smith is skilled in all areas of senior executive leadership and management encompassing executive and general management, sales and marketing, operations and change, contracts and logistics, strategic planning, strategic management and implementation, organizational development, risk management, program management and policy design.

Prior to entering the commercial sector, Ray Smith had a long and distinguished career as a senior military officer in the Australian Army. Employed in demanding positions of responsibility, primarily commanding large combat organizations, Ray Smith's roles included Department Head of the Development Branch in an organization of 50,000 personnel; raising, training and first Commanding Officer of 4RAR (Commando), an 800 man special forces combat unit; and, Head of the Australia Malaysia Joint Development Program, a multifaceted Program of capability development projects.

In the private sector Ray Smith has held CEO and General Manager positions in the defense, government, transport, consulting, education, service, marketing, engineering, telecommunications, leisure, warehousing and distribution sectors.

"ECO2 Forests Inc. is a company with ambitious, but achievable goals in what is a very new industry. We are building a strong team focused on realizing these goals and I believe it will be an exciting journey," Ray Smith said today.

"The company's Global Forestry Plan vision is unique. The environmental and economic outcomes are treated equally, which give our projects a great synergy as we move forward. There is no doubt that organizations globally will need to create a positive environmental impact as ECO2 Forests has already done. Through this impact our business model allows us to generate an equally positive economic impact and deliver shareholder value."

"The unique combination of carbon credit sales throughout the forestry life cycle and the significant lumber sales achieved through our seven year sustainable harvest cycles is central in the structure of our business model. My focus is to ensure we deliver on these projects in accordance with our Global Forestry Plan."

A proven and accomplished leader, Ray Smith has a reputation for delivering results and is well practiced in developing diverse organizations into cohesive entities and has successfully led the start-up, mobilization and expansion of several large public and private organizations.

Ray's reputation for competence and integrity and his experience are supported by degrees in business, management, international relations and project management.

About ECO2 Forests Inc.

ECO2 Forest Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ECOF) is an international sustainable forestry company focused on reforestation projects under our Global Forestry Plan for a positive environmental and economic impact through large scale bio-sequestration of carbon dioxide greenhouse gases and the growth and sale of sustainable timber to global markets.

Our unique Intellectual Property vested in Kiri Tree reforestation positions the company well to take advantage of the emerging demand for renewable forests and the escalating carbon credit market.

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, the company has adopted an 'E4 Philosophy' to ensure that positive Environmental, Economic, Employment and Educational outcomes are achieved in all of its reforestation projects.

For more information please visit www.eco2forests.com.

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