Maple Leaf Reforestation engages CHF Investor Relations



    
    TSX-V: MPE

    Last Close: February 20, 2008 - $0.405
    Shares Issued: 56,082,327
    

    CALGARY, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc. (TSX Venture -
MPE) ("Maple Leaf" or the "Company") today announced that, subject to TSX
Venture Exchange approval, Maple Leaf has retained CHF Investor Relations
(Cavalcanti Hume Funfer Inc.); Canada's longest established investor relations
firm.
    CHF will provide investor relations services for an initial period of
twelve months ending February 14, 2009. Maple Leaf may elect to continue with
CHF thereafter which, in that case, cancellation by either party requires
three months' notice. CHF will be paid a monthly fee of $6,000 plus allowable
disbursements from Maple Leaf's working capital. Additionally, it is agreed
that CHF will receive incentive stock options on engagement, subject to Board
and regulatory approvals, an aggregate of 806,000 common shares exercisable
over a three-year period from grant as follows: 403,000 options at an exercise
price of $0.75 per share; and 403,000 options at an exercise price of $1.25
per share.
    Raymond Lai, President and CEO of Maple Leaf commented that "China has
made serious commitments to stem the disturbing tide of environmental issues
arising from pollution and desertification. Our Company has shown the
government agencies that we can positively contribute to their reforestation
initiatives by providing top quality, value added nursery seedlings and modern
tree growing technology. From their feedback, we believe Maple Leaf has an
opportunity to grow rapidly in China and CHF Investor Relations is going to
help to ensure that the investment and financial communities in Canada take
notice."

    About CHF Investor Relations

    CHF's niche role is acting as a public company's outsourced, low-cost
equivalent to an internal investor relations department. With Canadian offices
in Toronto and Calgary, and international offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and
Shanghai, China, CHF serves an international portfolio of TSX/Venture-listed
companies, and others seeking to list on the TSX, that operate in a broad
range of industries including niche financial products, business and
industrial solutions, oil & gas, mining exploration and producers,
telecommunications and high-tech.

    About Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc.

    Maple Leaf is a large-scale forest nursery operator whose primary focus
is growing value added tree seedlings in China, identified as a critical
component for managing China's environmental issues, as well as providing
landscaping and nursery products. Maple Leaf currently has over 6,000,000
various types of seedlings under cultivation inside its 110,000 square foot
greenhouse or within its nursery growing facility.

    Maple Leaf is a wholly-owned foreign enterprise ("WOFE"), which allows
Maple Leaf to control 100% of the direction and operations of the company in
China while permitting the cash generated from operations in China to flow
back to Canada.

    Should you wish to receive Company news via email, please email
catarina@chfir.com and specify "Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc." in the subject
line or contact the Company directly.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

    Certain statements in this news release including (i) statements that may
contain words such as "anticipate", "could", "expect", "seek", "may" "intend",
"will", "believe", "should", "project", "forecast", "plan" and similar
expressions, including the negatives thereof, (ii) statements that are based
on current expectations and estimates about the markets in which Maple Leaf
operates and (iii) statements of belief, intentions and expectations about
developments, results and events that will or may occur in the future,
constitute "forward-looking statements" and are based on certain assumptions
and analysis made by Maple Leaf. Forward-looking statements in this news
release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future
capital expenditures, including the amount, nature and timing thereof; other
development trends within the China's seedling industry; business strategy;
expansion and growth of Maple Leaf's business and operations and other such
matters. Such forward-looking statements are subject to important risks and
uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and that may affect Maple Leaf's
operations, including, but are not limited to: the impact of general economic
conditions; industry conditions; government and regulatory developments;
seedling product supply and demand; competition; and Maple Leaf's ability to
attract and retain qualified personnel. Maple Leaf's actual results,
performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in,
or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance
can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking
statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do transpire or occur,
what benefits Maple Leaf will derive there from. Subject to applicable law,
Maple Leaf disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
    All forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly
qualified by this cautionary statement. Further information about the factors
affecting forward-looking statements is available in other disclosure
documents of Maple Leaf which have been filed with Canadian provincial
securities commissions and are available on www.sedar.com.





For further information:

For further information: For further information regarding Maple Leaf
Reforestation Inc., visit www.mlreforestation.com or contact: Maple Leaf
Reforestation Inc., Raymond Lai, President & CEO, Tel: (403) 668-7560, Fax:
(403) 250-2534, E-mail: rlai@mlreforestation.com; or CHF Investor Relations -
Toronto, Cathy Hume, CEO, Tel: (416) 868-1079 ext. 231, Email:
cathy@chfir.com; or Catarina Cerqueira, Associate Account Manager, Tel: (416)
868-1079 ext. 251, Email: catarina@chfir.com; CHF Investor Relations -
Shanghai, Tel: +86 (0)21 28909034

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