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Alcantara Brands (ACBR) Announces Approval for Listing in Mergent Manual and News Reports[TM].

LAS VEGAS -- Alcantara Brands, (OTCBB:ACBR) announced today that Mergent's Editorial Board has approved Alcantara Brands for a listing in Mergent Manual and News Reports([TM]). Alcantara Brands' corporate profile, which includes descriptive text data as well as news and financial statements, will be accessible via Mergent's online and print products, effective March 26, 2010, says Alcantara Brands' CEO, Carlos Alcantara.

As part of Mergent's listing services, the new description will be highlighted separately on with an active hyperlink back to Alcantara Brands' website,

The Mergent Manual and News Reports[TM] is a recognized securities manual in 38 states for purposes of Blue Sky Manual Exemption. First published in 1918, and formerly known as Moody's[TM] Manuals and News Reports, the publication was rebranded as Mergent Manual and News Reports([TM])when Mergent, Inc. acquired Moody's([TM])Financial Information Services division in 1998. Alcantara Brands' listing will aid the brokerage community in making a market for the company's stock. However, it is recommended that brokers confirm with their compliance/legal department concerning "Blue Sky" laws in specific states and other regulatory laws that might affect them.

About Alcantara Brands

Alcantara Brands is a development stage company focusing on developing lines of business in Latin America - primarily Peru. Alcantara Brands' initial focus was food products to the grocery industry featuring lines of flavorings, seasonings, and condiments based upon Peruvian ingredients. As a result of the company's pursuit of other business interests in Peru, the company has recently completed the formation of its wood export subsidiary, and is pursuing other resource acquisitions.

About Mergent, Inc.

Mergent, Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial data on global publicly listed companies. Based in the U.S., the company maintains a strong global presence, with offices in New York, Fort Mill, San Diego, London, Tokyo and Melbourne. Founded in 1900, Mergent operates one of the longest continuously collected databases of: descriptive and fundamental information on domestic and international companies; pricing and terms and conditions data on fixed income and equity securities; and corporate action data. In addition, Mergent's Indxis subsidiary develops and licenses equity and fixed income investment products based on its proprietary investment methodologies. Our licensed products have over $3.5 billion in assets under management and are offered by major investment management firms. The Indxis calculation platform is the chosen technology for some of the world's largest index companies. Its index calculation and pricing distribution protocols are used to administer index rules and distribute real-time pricing data.

Forward-Looking Statement: The statements in this press release regarding any implied or perceived benefits from the publication in Mergent Manual and News Reports([TM]) are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and effects of legal and administrative proceedings and governmental regulation, especially in a foreign country, future financial and operational results, competition, general economic conditions, and the ability to manage and continue growth.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents we file from time to time with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Date:Mar 29, 2010
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