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Empire Industries Reports $25 million in Contract Awards in U.A.E.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/14 -- Empire Industries Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:EIL) today reported two contract awards with different customers in United Arab Emirates, totaling $25 million. These two contracts represent a significant market presence in the U.A.E., which is one of the world's most important markets for media based attractions. One of the contracts is for the company's new special effects indoor roller coaster. The second contract is for one of the company's Dynamic Flying Theaters. Both contracts will largely be executed over the next eighteen months.

"Dynamic Attractions continues to accelerate Empire's efforts to bring its proprietary media-based attractions to market and has already established itself as one of the innovative leaders in the provision of media based attractions globally," said Guy Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of Empire Industries. "Since Dynamic Attractions' inception in 2011, this business unit has booked over $60 million of contracts of our own proprietary attractions."

About Empire Industries Ltd.

Empire Industries Ltd. manufactures specialized engineered products and sells these products domestically and in select international export markets. The company has developed, designed and engineered products for the rapidly growing, global, media based attractions market. The company also provides steel fabrication & installation services, primarily to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure market in Western Canada. The company also has two key strategic equity partnerships; a 49% ownership of ACE Industrial Services that operates in the oil sands industrial maintenance services market, and a 45% ownership of a Chinese joint venture company in the steel fabrication market in Asia. Empire's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EIL.

For more information about the Company, visit www.empind.com.

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