News Release

I.C.T.C. announces acquisition of Highland Laboratories
March 30, 2005

Stephen C. Balmer, President and Chief Operating Officer of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the colorant dispensing and paint mixing business from Highland Laboratories Inc. of Ashland, Massachusetts. This transaction is scheduled to close on April 29, 2005.

Highland Laboratories Inc., established in 1953, is a leader in the supply of dispensing and mixing equipment to the paint industry and will complement the other groups within the I.C.T.C. group of companies. This acquisition will provide an expanded product offering for the HERO Products Group, who is the world leader in manual colorant dispensing equipment for the paint industry.I.C.T.C., “Integrated Color Technologies Corporation” is a North American based business with head offices located in Vancouver, Canada, engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of quality equipment for the paint industry. Its product line includes automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint sprayers, paint shaking and mixing equipment and pressure washers. This is the second acquisition within six months in an aggressive growth plan to become a more prominent source of supply of equipment to the paint industry. I.C.T.C. has a mandate to grow internally through the introduction of new products and externally by acquisition of companies whose products are sold through similar channels of distribution. For further information please contact either:
Richard E. Skeats
Senior Vice President
Corporate Headquarters
2719 Lake City Way
Vancouver, BC V5A 2Z6
Anthony P. Traub
Chairman and C.E.O.
U.S. Headquarters
P.O. Box 75
Custer, WA 9882450--0075


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