Transnational Automotive Group, Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : TAMG

Transnational Automotive Group, Inc.

April 05, 2006 19:42 ET

Transnational Automotive Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Zonda Group of China

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) - Transnational Automotive Group, Inc. ("TAUG") (OTCBB:TAMG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Zonda Industrial Group of China for the provision of buses, bus parts, vehicle assembly and sales in China and the United States, international promotion and sales of Zonda vehicles, and automotive technical cooperation.

Under the terms of the MOU, signed 1 April 2006 in Yancheng, China, TAUG plans to promote and sell Zonda buses internationally, including website promotion and establishment of an overseas distribution network for Zonda from China. The companies also envision a joint bus development product where they will develop motor vehicle products destined for the US and China market, with an emphasis on alternative fuel engines and engines that will meet recent joint US-China agreements on pollution reduction. The MOU calls for TAUG to inject forty million RMB (about $5M US) in cash and technology and Zonda to provide a factory facility.

The Zonda Group is a Chinese industrial concern that manufactures buses, automotive tooling and equipment, and industrial goods. It is ranked 705 of the 1000 largest Chinese companies, and is the 10th largest equipment manufacturer in the country. Zonda recently won an award at the Shanghai BusWorld Asia 2006 Exhibition for the best bus appearance design.

Mr. Liankuan Xu, who as CEO, signed the MOU on behalf of Zonda Industrial Group, declared: "This is an excellent joint venture opportunity for both companies. We have similar international marketing goals, and our corporate strengths are complementary. We look forward to accomplishing great things with TAUG."

Mr. Joseph W. Parker, Chairman and CEO of TAUG, stated: "While we look forward to developing and promoting joint products with Zonda, their current products will have a strong place in our operations and current model lineup."

TAUG has purchased 28 buses from Zonda for its African operations. The buses are in final assembly, and delivery is imminent.

Transnational Automotive Group (OTCBB:TAMG), a Nevada corporation, is a transportation management, sales and manufacturing company. Our vision is to become the leading provider of transportation management and vehicle sales in the developing world. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, TAUG has been established through key acquisitions of leading transportation and automotive businesses.

This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statement" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Security Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents files from time to time with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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  • Transnational Automotive Group, Inc.
    Mr. Jim Buck
    (206) 262-7413
    (206) 262-7814 (FAX)