SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

March 25, 2008 09:00 ET

Unico, Inc. Receives Additional $300,000 in Funding From Moore Investment Holdings, LLC

Funds Targeted Primarily for Operations at the Deer Trail Mine and Processing Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the receipt of a total of $300,000 in financing through the sale of three new convertible debentures to Moore Investment Holdings, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

Details of the financing are included in a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2008.

The financing will be utilized, in part, to complete ongoing reconstruction and equipment start-up testing at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine, as well as underground mine maintenance and rehabilitation work at the Deer Trail Mine. Unico's wholly owned subsidiary, Deer Trail Mining Company LLC, is completing work and testing in preparation for the initiation of processing operations at the facility. The company also announced recently that Atlas Fausett Contracting had completed rehabilitation work up through to the 3400 level of the PTH tunnel of the Deer Trail Mine.

As a result of the sales of these convertible debentures, combined with two previous convertible debentures purchased by Moore Investment Holdings, LLC in January 2008, Unico has received a total of $800,000 in financing to help stimulate operations at the Deer Trail Mine.

"We are pleased to have secured the additional financing so that our work at the Deer Trail site could move forward," commented Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "Start-up testing at the Deer Trail mill and processing facility continues to be a high priority, and significant progress has been made in the past several weeks. We look forward to completion of the floatation circuit of the mill as soon as possible so that processing operations can begin. The underground work is similarly important to pave the way for planned underground mining work that is expected to provide a source of feed material for the Deer Trail mill facility.

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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 also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. In August 2007, Unico announced that its wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary had completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine from Crown Mines, LLC. For more information, please visit

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