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Reko Announces Third Quarter Results for Fiscal 2014

WINDSOR, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- Reko International Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:REK) today announced results for its third quarter ended April 30, 2014.

Financial Highlights:                                                       
                                            Three Months      Nine Months   
                                            (unaudited)       (unaudited)   
                                           Fiscal   Fiscal   Fiscal   Fiscal
                                             2014     2013     2014     2013
Sales                                     $10,561  $10,871  $28,328  $32,112
Net income                                    151      224      247    1,187
EPS basic                                    0.02     0.03     0.04     0.18
Working capital                                               9,092    8,690
Shareholders' equity                                         27,978   27,219
Shareholders' Equity per Share                                 4.36     4.24

Consolidated sales for the quarter ended April 30, 2014, were $10.6 million, compared to $10.9 million in the prior year, a decrease of $0.3 million or 2.8%. The decrease in sales was largely related to reductions in demand in the automotive market, offset by an increase in demand in the capital equipment market. Consolidated sales for the nine months ended April 30, 2014 were $28.3 million, compared to $32.1 million in the prior year, a decrease of $3.8 million, or 11.8%.

Gross profit for the quarter ended April 30, 2014, was $1.6 million, or 15.1% of sales, compared to a gross profit of $1.7 million, or 15.6% of sales, in the prior year. The decrease in gross profit relates to increases in fixed costs associated with our manufacturing facility as demand in the automotive market continues to be low, offset by improved overhead absorption from increase in sales from the capital equipment market. Gross profit for the nine months ended April 30, 2014 was $4.3 million, or 15.2% of sales, compared to a gross profit of $5.1 million in the prior year, or 15.9% of sales in the prior year.

Selling and administrative expenses for the quarter ended April 30, 2014 were $ 1.1 million, or 10.4% of sales, compared to $1.2 million, or 11.0% sales, in the prior year. The decrease in SG&A relates to decreases in costs such as accounts receivable insurance and sales commission as our sales volumes decreased. Selling and administrative expenses for the nine months ended April 30, 2014 were $3.4 million, or 11.8% of sales, compared to $3.5 million in the prior year, or 10.9% of sales.

Net income for the quarter ended April 30, 2014 was $0.2 million or $0.02 per share, compared to net income of $0.2 million, or $0.03 per share in the prior year. During the quarter, amortization increased by $200 ($0.03 per share) as a result of a change in accounting estimate. Net income for the nine months ended April 30, 2014 was $0.2 million or $0.04 per share, compared to net income of $1.2 million or $0.18 per share in the prior year.

"We are pleased that Reko's third quarter results showed improvement over prior quarters," stated Diane Reko, chief executive officer. "Income from operations improved significantly, increasing 56% over quarter two results, primarily due to higher demand in the capital equipment market. We are beginning to see signs of improvement in our automotive market and expect this to positively impact future quarters."

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About Reko International Group Inc.

Reko International Group Inc. is a publicly traded, certified woman owned manufacturing company located in Southwestern, Ontario. Established in 1976, Reko International Group Inc. is a diverse value-added designer and manufacturer of customized machining and engineering solutions to OEMs and their Tier I suppliers in dynamic sectors as rail equipment, oil and gas distribution, mining, military, capital equipment, and automotive. For more information, visit www.rekointl.com.

REKO INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.                                               
469 Silver Creek Industrial Drive Lakeshore, Ontario                        
N8N 4W2                                                                     
- Concorde Precision Machining Inc.                                         
- Reko Manufacturing Group Inc.                                             
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- Reko International Sales Inc.                                             
- Reko International Holdings Inc.                                          
  - Reko Global Services, LLC                                               

Reko International Group Inc.
Carl A. Merton
Chief Financial Officer
(519) 727-3287

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