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LION COUNTRY SAFARI COURT VERDICT

 IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- United Leisure Corporation (OTC) today announced that an Orange County Superior Court jury returned a verdict on Friday, Nov. 5, 1993, awarding Lion Country Safari, Inc. -- California, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Leisure Corporation, over $40 million in connection with protracted litigation with its landlord, The Irvine Company.
 The litigation which was originally joined in 1987 involved a $2.5 million claim for rent by The Irvine Company, and a counterclaim by the United Leisure Corporation's subsidiary that The Irvine Company had constantly interfered with its efforts to effectively develop its leasehold interest in the 300 acre tract of land located in Irvine, Calif., which it leased from The Irvine Company in 1969.
 Lion Country Safari had sought damage in excess of $50 million.
 After a six week trial, the jury found that The Irvine Company acted with "fraud and malice" in interfering with Lion Country's utilization of the property, awarding approximately $37 million compensatory damages for breach of contract. The jury also found against The Irvine Company on the rent dispute awarding an additional $3.5 million in damages to Lion Country Safari. A hearing will be held on Lion Country's claim for punitive damages on Monday, November 8, 1993
 Spokesmen for The Irvine Company have indicated that it will ask the judge to set the verdict aside or, failing that, file an appeal.
 As a result of the verdict Lion Country Safari will file a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the dismissal of its petition for reorganization filed in July 1990 in connection with this litigation.
 Harry Shuster, Chairman and President of United Leisure Corporation stated, "the jury's finding reflected the triumph of justice" and confirmed his faith in the judicial system.
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 /CONTACT: Harry Shuster or Renate Graf of United Leisure Corporation, Inc. 714-837-1200 or 310-274-1500/


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