SOURCE: Tesoro Enterprises

September 08, 2011 11:03 ET

Tesoro Enterprises Inc. Signs Letter of Intent for a Reverse Merger With InPlays Sports Corp.

NEW CANAAN, CT--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - Tesoro Enterprises Inc (PINKSHEETS: TSNP) today announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) which contemplates a proposed reverse merger with InPlays Sports Corp. (InPlays), a privately held company specializing in online media and marketing targeting high school and college students.

Under the terms of the LOI, InPlays would acquire Tesoro Enterprises Inc., pursuant to the contemplated merger exchange agreement. Following the closing of the anticipated merger, InPlays would emerge as the surviving company with a name and symbol change to follow. The merger is subject to a number of conditions, including the signing of a definitive merger agreement by November 7, 2011.

Commenting on the potential merger, InPlays CEO Andrew Barwicki stated: "After significantly growing our business over the past few years, I strongly believe that the next logical step in our corporate development is having our stock quoted in a public market. The greater access to capital and overall visibility afforded by operating as a publicly-traded organization should play an instrumental role in our ability to expand both through acquisition and the organic growth of our existing business."

Mr. Barwicki concluded, "My due diligence to date reveals strong evidence that a potential reverse merger with Tesoro represents a solid opportunity to take the InPlays business model to the next level. I look forward to updating the public on our progress with regard to pursuing this agreement in the very near future."

Tesoro CEO Bud Boucher added, "I believe that a merger with InPlays Sports Corp is the best option for our company. Upon a definitive merger agreement being signed, the Fashion Floor Covering and Tile Inc. stores will be spun off into a private company."

About InPlays Sports Corp
InPlays Sports Corp. (, an online media & marketing company, utilizes the popularity of professional sports to award college scholarships to students. InPlays currently has 762,000+ students, referred to as Members, that participate in a daily sports ticket by competing to win a college scholarship. The company generates its revenues from advertisers, the sale and auction of goods to its Members and ancillary revenue streams.

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