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International Monetary Systems Receives Equity Investment

International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:INLM) reported that its major investor, Praetorian Offshore, has exercised 550,000 warrants at a price of $0.55, providing IMS with an additional $302,500 of invested capital.

The company plans to use the funds as working capital for their concentrated efforts in expanding the IMS barter network with new members, continued establishment of best practices, and further infrastructure improvements and upgrades.

Don Mardak, CEO of IMS, commented, �We are grateful for the confidence that Praetorian Offshore continues to place in our company. (This past year was one) of historic growth for IMS. We instituted a series of best practices that supported our record membership growth, we increased trading across all of our markets, and we strengthened our internal team. We intend to continue and also add to these successes in 2008.�

Kansas Trade Exchange Acquired

The New Berlin (WI)-based IMS said Thursday that it is purchasing the assets and client base of Kansas Trade Exchange, of Wichita (KS). The commercial barter services company expects to close the transaction September 30.

The business deal will extend IMS�s reach into south-central Kansas, and add clients to the approximately 17,000 customers in 47 markets in North America. CEO Don Mardak said the acquisition is expected to strengthen its product offerings and boost revenue and profits.

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