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CATALINA LIGHTING ACQUIRES 100 PERCENT OF CANADIAN SUBSIDIARY

 MIAMI, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalina Lighting, Inc. (AMEX: LTG) today announced that it has acquired the remaining minority interest in Catalina Lighting Canada (1992), Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The subsidiary distributes and markets lamps and lighting fixtures to home centers and mass merchandisers throughout Canada.
 "Sales by Catalina Lighting Canada were approximately $6 million in fiscal 1993, its first full year of operations," noted Danny Stewart, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for Catalina Lighting, Inc. "We view Canada as an important ingredient in Catalina's international expansion program, and growth in that market should continue at an aggressive pace during the next few years."
 Catalina Lighting, Inc. is a premier supplier of high-quality, affordably priced residential and office lighting products, which are primarily manufactured by independent suppliers in the Far East. The company's customers primarily include leading home center chains, discount department stores, mass merchandisers, office superstores, and lighting showrooms in the United States and abroad. Catalina is headquartered in Miami and its warehouse/distribution facilities are located in Texas, California, Massachusetts and Canada. Its shares are traded on the American Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "LTG".
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 /CONTACT: Dean Rappaport, chief financial officer, Catalina Lighting, 305-558-4777; or R. Jerry Falkner, CFA, Investor Relations Counsel, 800-377-9893, for Catalina Lighting/
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CO: Catalina Lighting, Inc.; Catalina Lighting Canada ST: Florida IN: HOU SU: TNM

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