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Empire Expands its Investor Relations Program

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Empire Expands its Investor Relations Program16:04 EDT Wednesday, June 27, 2012WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2012) - Empire Industries Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:EIL) today announced that it has signed a marketing and communications agreement with Stockhouse Publishing Ltd. The objective of this communication program is to execute a comprehensive corporate communications strategy, informing market participants regarding Empire's business results, growth strategy and new contracts as they arise. The program will last for 12 months, and is expected to cost approximately $8,500 per month. Stockhouse has no interest in Empire securities and has no right or intent to acquire such an interest.About Stockhouse Publishing Ltd.Stockhouse Publishing Ltd., a leading financial media company that serves financial institutions, media publishers, public companies and advertisers. Stockhouse Publishing Ltd. helps individual investors create and manage their personal wealth by delivering an unparalleled breadth of aggregated news and information, portfolio management and analysis tools, and a forum for capturing user generated content. Stockhouse has over 760,000 unique users that use its on-line services and generates over 45 million page views per month. For more information about Stockhouse, please visit www.stockhouse.com. About Empire Industries Ltd.Empire Industries Ltd. manufactures specialized engineered products and sells these products domestically and in select international export markets. The company has developed, designed and engineered products for the rapidly growing, global, media based attractions market. The company also provides steel fabrication & installation services, primarily to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure market in Western Canada. The company also has two key strategic equity partnerships; a 49% ownership of ACE Industrial Services that operates in the oil sands industrial maintenance services market, and a 45% ownership of a Chinese joint venture company in the steel fabrication market in Asia. Empire's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EIL. Reader AdvisoryThis news release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, concerning Empire's business and affairs. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date of this press release, and Empire assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Guy NelsonEmpire Industries Ltd.Chief Executive Officer(416) 366-7977gnelson@empind.comORAllan FrancisEmpire Industries Ltd.Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Administration(204) 589-9301afrancis@empind.comwww.empind.comNeither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.