Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc. - Disassociation from Future Canada China Environment and its Personnel

    (TSX-V: MPE)
    Last Close: January 29, 2009 - $0.10
    Shares Issued: 56,511,127

    CALGARY, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc. (TSX-V-MPE) (the
"Company" or "Maple Leaf") would like to comment on a reference made about it
in a news release dated January 29, 2009, which detailed the halting of an
Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board listed company in the U.S. named Future Canada
China Environment ("FCCE"). The Company was referred to in the news release
because the directors and management of FCCE were formerly loosely associated
with Maple Leaf.
    The President and Chief Executive Officer of FCCE, Ms. Jessica Chiang,
and FCCE's Vice President, Mr. Kin Kwong, were part-time consultants with
Maple Leaf for a brief period of time. FCCE's other Vice President, Mr. Paul
Young, was never directly associated with Maple Leaf, however he was the
personal assistant of Mr. Michael Hu, who was a Director and the Chairman of
the Board of Maple Leaf from July 1, 2007 to January, 2008. Ms. Chiang and Mr.
Kwong both became involved with Maple Leaf through their association with Mr.
Hu, and both individuals ceased to be involved with Maple Leaf upon Mr. Hu's
departure from the Company in early 2008. Ms. Chiang, Mr. Kwong and Mr. Young
were never involved with the Board of Directors of Maple Leaf, nor did they
ever have any decision-making authority with respect to the Company and its
    Mr. Raymond Lai, President & CEO of Maple Leaf commented: "We are
extremely disappointed that Maple Leaf's name has been mentioned within such a
negative news release and with respect to personnel of a company with which we
have minimal past association and no present association. We encourage all
investors to contact the Company with any questions that they may have in this

    About Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc.

    Maple Leaf is a Canadian company operating a large-scale forest nursery
whose primary focus is growing value- added tree seedlings and alfalfa
feedstock alongside landscaping and nursery products in China. In addition,
the multi-faceted Xinjiang Yellowhorn tree project will provide for the
manufacture of biodiesel fuel. Reforestation has been identified as a critical
strategy to help manage China's troubling environmental issues, namely
pollution and desertification. Maple Leaf currently has over 6 million
varieties of seedlings under cultivation at its nursery facility that includes
a 110,000-square foot greenhouse located in Liang Cheng, Inner Mongolia,
    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.

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                    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

For further information:

For further information: regarding Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc., visit or contact: Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc., Raymond
Lai, Chairman, President & CEO, Tel: (403) 668-7560, Fax: (403) 250-2534,

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