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Opus Continues to Expand Product Offerings with New Clock and Thermometer Products.

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BELLINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2003

Opus Incorporated, a leading international marketer of home and garden products and outdoor accessories, today announced the addition of decorative clocks and thermometers to its AvantGarden(TM) product line.

These new clocks and thermometers are inspired designs based on today's most popular trends. They will provide customers with a unique new way to beautify their home, yard or garden.

"Opus has built its reputation on creating innovative and high-value bird feeding products," said John Stone, president and chief executive officer. "Now, we are applying our production and design expertise to create truly beautiful garden decor products that also have high value and durability."

Stone continued, "These five new clock and thermometer products, which are designed in mosaic, tiffany, slate and antique brass styles, appeal to a broad range of individual preferences. We expect to see strong demand for the clocks and thermometers as a growing number of consumers decorate their patios, yards and gardens with highly attractive, yet functional, pieces."

PRODUCT DETAIL: (Images for all products available upon request.)

#8806 Mosaic Garden Clock and #8807 Mosaic Garden Thermometer

This classical mosaic design clock and thermometer are 15" in diameter, have beautiful iridescent colors, Fahrenheit thermometer scale and precision quartz clock movement. Both have a suggested retail of $89.99 and will be available in July.

#8816 Glasgow Rose Clock and #8817 Glasgow Rose Thermometer

The Glasgow Rose clock and thermometer are 12" in diameter and have a beautiful Tiffany style art glass design, Fahrenheit thermometer scale, precision quartz clock movement, and authentic Arts and Crafts period motif. They are pre-packed in a shelf display for easier merchandising. Both have a suggested retail of $54.99 and will be available in July.

#8826 Hummingbird Clock and #8827 Cardinal Thermometer

12" in diameter, both pieces in this set have a beautiful Tiffany style art glass design, Fahrenheit thermometer scale, precision quartz clock movement, and are pre-packed in a shelf display for easier merchandising. Both have a suggested retail of $54.99 and will be available in July.

#8856 Floral Clock and #8857 Floral Thermometer

Both are 12" in diameter and are made of cast iron with hand applied antique brass finish. They have a Fahrenheit thermometer scale, precision quartz clock movement, and are pre-packed in a shelf display for easier merchandising. They have a suggested retail of $39.99 and will be available in July.

#8846 Slate Clock and #8847 Slate Thermometer

The 12" x 12" clock and 12" x 12" thermometer are of a durable resin with a hand applied finish. They have a Fahrenheit thermometer scale, precision quartz clock movement, and are pre-packed in a shelf display for easier merchandising. Both have a suggested retail of $19.99 and will be available in July.

About Opus

Opus Incorporated is a leading international marketer of home and garden products and outdoor accessories. Known for its innovative bird feeding products, the company's expanded offering now includes stepping stones, birdbaths, bistro tables and garden art. The Opus family of brands includes TopFlight(R), GardenSong(R), GardenJewels(TM), Sunswept(R), AvantGarden(TM), Expeditions(R), and Garden Ballet(R). Founded in 1974, Opus is headquartered in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and has distribution facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information on Opus' products, visit www.opususa.com and www.offshootsusa.com.
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