SilverBirch to complete Lighthouse acquisition

    TORONTO, July 9 /CNW/ - SilverBirch Inc. (SVB: TSXV) announced today that
it has settled definitive terms for the purchase of 100% of the issued and
outstanding shares of Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing B.V., a
corporation incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands, a transaction
originally announced on April 29, 2008. The final closing is anticipated to
take place shortly following approval by the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture
    CFO, Paul Haber said, "This acquisition brings us up market into a higher
margin, lower risk business that complements our current core development
skill. Lighthouse will provide the experience and expertise to leverage our
existing Intellectual Properties and build additional IP that will build
greater value for shareholders."
    The agreed purchase price will be $3,000,000, with up to a further
$1,250,000 to be paid contingent upon agreed performance targets. The price
comprises cash of $650,000 and 3,850,000 common shares, valued at $1,350,000,
payable on closing. $400,000 will be paid in an unsecured note, payable over a
three year term bearing interest at 10%. The $600,000 remaining portion of the
purchase price is to be paid on or before November 30, 2008.

    About Lighthouse Interactive

    Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing B.V. is a fast growing publisher
of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal,
Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused
on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres
including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with
industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to
bring their products to a worldwide audience. For more information visit:

    About SilverBirch Inc.

    Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. is a fully integrated developer, publisher
and distributor of high quality interactive media content and, through its
Jambo Mobile division, provides mobile marketing and direct-to-consumer mobile
content. In addition, the company is a multi-platform video game developer and
operates an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) game called
Metin 2 (see For more information, please visit and

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For further information:

For further information: Derek van der Plaat, Chief Executive Officer,
SilverBirch Inc., Tel: (416) 621-6711 Ext 34, Email:;
Paul Haber, SVP and CFO, SilverBirch Inc., Tel: (416) 621-6711 Ext 35, Email:

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