MEGA Brands announces opening of Dutch construction toy market

    MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB) is pleased to
announce that the Court of Appeals for Den Bosch, The Netherlands, has
overturned a 2005 lower court ruling which had prevented MEGA Brands from
introducing its Micro and Mini MEGA BLOKS(R) toys to that country. Although
this matter is subject to further appeal to the Dutch Supreme Court, MEGA
Brands will sell its full line of construction toys in The Netherlands
starting immediately.
    "Our MEGA BLOKS preschool toys have already gained a loyal customer base
in The Netherlands and this legal development will allow us to serve Dutch
consumers and retailers even better," stated Marc Bertrand, President and CEO
of MEGA Brands.

    Forward-looking Statements

    All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively
relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements". These
statements represent the Corporation's intentions, plans, expectations and
beliefs. In certain instances, these statements require us to make assumptions
and there is significant risk that these assumptions may not be correct.
Furthermore, these statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, many of which are beyond the Corporation's control. These factors
include and are not restricted to: realization of synergies, litigation and
its inherent uncertainty, including the recovery of the full product liability
settlement amount and risks associated with product recalls, international
operations, insurance coverage, difficulty in predicting consumer preferences
and development and acceptance of new products, rate of growth or
profitability, dependence on a few large customers, fluctuations in the price
of plastic resins and other raw materials as well as currency rates,
seasonality of toy and stationery industries, risks related to licensed
products, retail environment, construction toy litigation and financing and
interest rate matters. The words "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend",
"anticipate", "foresee", "plan", and similar expressions and variations
thereof, identify certain of such forward-looking statements, which speak only
as of the date on which they are made. The Corporation disclaims any intention
or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than
as required by applicable legislation. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. More information about the
risks that could cause our actual results to significantly differ from our
current expectations can be found in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of
the Corporation's Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended
December 31, 2006 and the first quarter ended March 31, 2007.

    About MEGA Brands

    MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction
toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. We offer engaging
creative experiences for children and families through innovative,
well-designed, affordable and high-quality products that deliver on our
Creativity to the Rescue promise. For more information, please visit
    The MEGA logo, Creativity to the Rescue, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, Magnetix
and Board Dudes are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.

For further information:

For further information: Alex Radmanovich, (514) 845-2949; Brahm Segal,
+41 41 725 41 92

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