SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

December 20, 2006 09:17 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces 1 Million Share Stock Purchase by Secretary Wayne Hartle

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced that secretary Wayne Hartle purchased an additional 1 million shares of Unico common stock in three separate open-market transactions. Purchases of 500,000, 250,000 and 250,000 shares of common stock were made at $0.0066, $0.007 and $0.007 per share respectively. All three purchases were made on November 24, 2006. The purchases bring the total number of common shares that Mr. Hartle owns to 2,994,224.

Mr. Hartle's purchases are reflected in a Form 4 Statement of Change in Beneficial Ownership of Securities filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"I continue to be impressed with the progress at the Deer Trail Mine. The reconstruction of the mill and processing facility is coming together better than expected, and the analysis work completed thus far by Behre Dolbear USA on the core samples taken from the Phase II underground drilling program is pointing us down a long-term future on this project. With the Deer Trail Mining Company also moving forward with initial work on the Clyde and Crown Point claims, in part to provide additional feed for the Deer Trail mill and processing facility once it is complete, I am very excited to add to my common stock position in the company at this time," stated Mr. Hartle.

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About Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc. (OTCBB: UCOI) is a publicly traded natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector that is focused on the exploration, development and production of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper concentrates at its three mine properties: the Deer Trail Mine, the Bromide Basin Mine and the Silver Bell Mine. The company has recently announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. For more information, please visit

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