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Cronus Capital Markets Launches the "Invest in a BetterWorld" Initiative

Cronus Capital Markets Launches the "Invest in a BetterWorld" Initiative

Published 04-29-08

Submitted by Cronus Capital Markets

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (MARKET WIRE) - 04/29/08 - The "Invest in a BetterWorld" Initiative is intended to focus the attention of the investment community on small and medium-sized public companies that are in the business of Bettering the World through their goods and services. These companies are involved in Green/Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies - including soil, air, and water related treatment and technology.

Michael Soni, President and CEO of Cronus Capital Markets, Inc. (CCM) has stated, "After a thorough analysis of Canadian public companies operating in the Green/Alternative Energy industries, and those involved with Environmental Technology, we have determined that they are rather undervalued and, generally, neglected by the market. Since there is very little information available to investors on these companies, we are launching this initiative over the spring and summer months - at the height of the driving season in North America - to energize these sectors in Canada, thereby making it easier for investors to make decisions. With so little information available on these companies, as is the current state of affairs, everyone loses. The capital markets need to step up and provide greater market efficiency for these companies. These sectors are far too important."

Cronus Capital Markets created the Green Energy Index (ISE: POW) with a 5 year return of 108% and Future Energy Index (ISE: NEW) with a 5 year return of 429%, both of which trade on the ISE, the largest options exchange in the world. CCM expects ETF's to also be listed on these indexes much in the same way that an ETF was listed on the NYSE based on their Homeland Security Index.

In the first phase of this initiative, easy-to-access information will be created for these companies through the CCM BetterWorld Stock Index TM) Canada and E-Directory, where all of these companies will be listed and described, along with some general analysis on the current state of the business and sector. This will be widely available to the investment community as they search for opportunities in these sectors. This initiative will provide immediate benefits to these companies as it relates to awareness of their business and the subsequent opportunities that flow from that increased awareness. CCM is also reaching out to associations and other groups focused on further developing these sectors. Later this summer CCM will be launching the CCM BetterWorld Opportunities Fund(TM) in order to distribute investment dollars directly into some of the underlying companies of the Index.

Mr. Soni went on to say, "We are interested in being a powerful ally to BetterWorld companies in Canada. With access to mainstream media, hundreds of thousands of retail investors (including accredited investors) thousands of stock brokers, and institutions interested in this sector from all across North America - we are in a unique position to assist individual companies in these industries, as well as the industries as a whole."

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Cronus Capital Markets® (CCM) is a leading capital market services firm; providing services to investors, institutions, exchanges, and public companies. Whether you are a securities exchange/financial institution looking for new index and/or ETF product, or a public company interested in enhancing corporate growth through proven market-based strategies, or an investor hoping to uncover new opportunities- CCM is uniquely positioned to deliver. With over 100 years of investment experience; in areas ranging from asset management, equity analysis, trading, real estate, insurance, and investment banking- and from firms such as ScotiaMcLeod,, Morgan Stanley, and UBS; CCM delivers a variety of investment opportunities to institutional and retail investors, alike. Through licensing CCM Indexes; ETF’s and other structured products are created and distributed to investors on exchanges such as; the International Securities Exchange (ISE), and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). CCM Research provides equity and ETF research to investors throughout the world. With the largest qualified distribution network in place, we play an integral role in the investment decision making process by getting investors the information they need. With a commitment to service and innovation, CCM Corporate Advisory provides capital market advice and insight to small and mid-cap public companies who desire more efficiency, liquidity, funding, and a greater base of investors. We help our clients build a stronger foundation to realize their goals. Our specific areas of focus are: Green/Alternative Energy Environmental Technology Homeland Security Future Technology Uranium As information continues to travel faster, and as the capital markets continue to expand, CCM will continue to provide clarity by Bridging Markets With Investors®.

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