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AUGUST 22, 2000 ---FXCH---

Dear Members,

Whoever said money doesn't grow on trees didn't know very much about the forestry industry. Worldwide the industry generates revenues of trillions of dollars per year and increasing globalization means companies face an ever-growing demand for rapid communications and effective exposure if they are to compete.

Founded in 1995, already operates within the world's largest forestry market - the U.S.- and as demand for its online services grows, its presence is extending around the globe. Even more importantly, has been able to carve out this critical niche for itself because it is ahead of the competition. It is in every sense, a market leader and its influence is set to increase exponentially as it introduces even more cutting-edge technology and services.

Over the next week, over 100,000 investors will view this exciting profile of (FXCH). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CORPORATE INFORMATION (OTCBB: FXCH), established and growing since 1995, is the leading Business-to- Business (B2B) forest and wood industry dedicated portal on the Internet. With its highly skilled team of e-business and forestry experts, they have created an e-focused marketplace of industry professionals, businesses, and organizations that truly streamline this unique and highly fragmented industry.

The unprecedented growth of the Internet has allowed vertical communities to carve out an important niche for themselves in the industrial and commercial sectors they represent. These on-line communities provide an invaluable resource for individuals, businesses, and associations to communicate, transact business, and share information. Although the $300 billion North American forest industry has always embraced technology in processing operations, it has been historically slow to embrace available information technology to maximize overall corporate performance. Rising competition from foreign markets, pressure to manage inventory levels and increased government and environmental regulations have been driving industry to seek new opportunities to improve the economic efficiencies within the forest industry. is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the demand to effect this change through an on-line evolution throughout the forest industry. is the first mover to leverage industry leadership and build critical mass in the limitless B2B opportunity in order to create a sustainable worldwide lumber and equipment trading exchange.

By providing a comprehensive range of services provides a value proposition, which improves customer retention while expanding its own revenue streams. provides clients with the most up-to-date in on-line services and has built a credible reputation within the industry with services that include:

~ Complete corporate web site development and maintenance

~ Site hosting and maintenance

~ Dedicated web servers and Internet connections

~ E-Commerce solutions (on-line stores) B2B & B2C

~ E-mail services

~ Basic, enhanced and high profile promotional plans

~ Custom-designed E-dentity and E-branding corporate site management programs

~ Banner advertising and press releases

~ Business-to-Business lumber and equipment exchanges

As a result, has established an unequalled vertical community online that features an existing and continually growing customer base providing a mature revenue stream and affiliations with the industry's leading associations, organizations and publications. This relationship has enabled to become the leading online destination within the global forest industry.

Though their website, has forged an online community that aids business, organizations and individuals who use the Internet for communication. is the leading on-line convergence point for all sectors of the forest industry, including those businesses that provide equipment and supplies for companies working in various stages of timber harvesting right through to production. The web site meets the advertising, communication, commerce, and information needs of the global forest industry. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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THE B2B LUMBER AND EQUIPMENT EXCHANGES will launch the world's largest Wood Products and Equipment and Industrial Supplies Exchanges and hopes to become the B2B market leader in lumber and wood products. And, once the exchanges are established as the online trading platforms for the forest industry community, will generate additional and substantial revenues from commissions.

Why the Exchanges will work:

+ already has first-mover advantage. Once any marketplace has achieved critical mass, buyers and sellers will make that marketplace their preferred marketplace. Accordingly established, there will be limited scope for future competition.

+ There is an urgent need within the industry for an exchange that will enable buyers and sellers to do business quickly and viably, without the added costs of a broker.

+ The current wood products surplus is around $10 billion a year. The Wood Products Exchange will facilitate global trade, significantly reduce surplus accumulation and add considerably to's bottom line.

+'s exchanges could also generate revenue by partnering with other corporations to provide logistics, credit ratings, supplier quality certification, dispute arbitration and financing services to clients.

+ expects to charge both the buyer and seller a trading commission on the transaction price. As an example, a 2 percent commission based solely on the annual world lumber surplus of $10 billion, the potential revenue for could be in excess of $200 million a year by capturing the entire surplus.

B2C SHOPFRONTS - Serving the Entire Supply Chain In addition to the B2B Exchanges, is launching business to consumer online stores and offering affordable storefronts to industry suppliers. This will allow manufactures and suppliers to improve their distribution networks, lower inventory levels and cut costs. will earn revenue both from monthly maintenance fees and from commissions based on all transactions. =======================================================


Tuesday, August 22, 2000 Signs Letter of Intent to Buy Crow's - BusinessWire

Thursday, July 6th, 2000 Adds 238 Customers in June - BusinessWire

Friday, June 9th, 2000 Announces Month of May Statistics - BusinessWire

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2000 Retains e-Bridge Consulting - BusinessWire

Thursday, May 18th, 2000 Welcomes the Virginia Products Association - BusinessWire

Friday, May 12th, 2000 Announces Launch of New Web Site Structure and Return of Common Stock to Treasury - BusinessWire

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 Grows by New 97 Customers - BusinessWire *******************************************************

Current Stock Range - $1.00 - $2.00

Approx. Market Cap. - $30M

Shares Outstanding - 13.4M

Approx. Current Float - 2.0M *******************************************************


Joe Perraton - President and Co-Founder - Joseph R. Perraton has served as president, co-founder and operations manager since the company's inception in 1995. As co-founder Mr. Perraton had a unique vision of how the forest industry could use the Internet to improve the industry as a whole. Mr. Perraton has over 10 years experience directly in the forest industry and over four years working with Internet and client/sever technologies.

Todd Hilditch - Vice-President (Corporate Relations)

Michael Tyner - Manager, Nanaimo Operations Centre

Eric Leblanc - Manager, Public Relations

Lara Perraton - Technical Systems Manager ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SUMMARY was established in 1995 and is the leading forest industry dedicated business-to-business Internet Portal with over 800 industry related clients. During the past five years has created an e-focused marketplace with a vision of streamlining communication and commerce in the century old forest industry. By assisting their clients in all aspects of Internet development, from basic site design to complete e-business solutions, their clients are able to quickly and easily take full advantage of Internet technology. With its highly skilled team of web designers, application specialists, e-business professionals and industry experienced personnel; is setting the standard for on-line business-to-business in the highly fragmented global forest industry. #######################################################


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