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Total Home Solutions and Maisonette Group PLC Announce E-Commerce Alliance for Online Retail Site in Europe.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Total Home Solutions, Inc., "The Company" (a wholly owned subsidiary of Maisonette International Enterprises Ltd. (OTC:MAEN) http://www.maisonetteworld.com a Vancouver based Nevada Holding company with predominantly online retail properties in the USA and Canada), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive official licensing Agreement with its European partner Maisonette Group plc (www.mymaisonette.com) to license its proprietary e-commerce technology.

Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company will offer its e-commerce proprietary servlet technology to Maisonette Group plc for its upcoming online retail store in the European Union, including the United Kingdom. The Company's license to Maisonette Group plc is a perpetual license and includes back end management of all order processing, site management and optimization, uploading of new data and products and online media management in English. The Company has received a payment of 25,000 Euros (approx. US$32,500 as of February 24th, 2005 rate) for 2005 and will receive annual payments of 125,000 Euros (approx. US$165,000) for an unlimited period or until contract is mutually cancelled by both parties.

Alain Ghiai founder, commented, "This licensing offering is the first in many milestones the Company wishes to explore in regards to its back-end architecture for online retailers. Our technology offers a best-of-class solution for retailers wanting to enter the fast growing online retail market in the USA or anywhere in the world, at an affordable price range. The European license presents a large revenue stream for the Company in addition to its online sales and we are extremely pleased with this new relationship. Retailers can now afford entry to a sophisticated customized architecture with a low implementation fee and a low monthly maintenance. We will offer our proprietary 'wizard' tool for customization as well as several upgrades to our back-end architecture to our European partner Maisonette Group plc. This marks the beginning of extra added value revenue streams for our valued shareholders form our e-business division."

The "wizard" is designed to significantly simplify the purchasing experience. The algorithms allow the customers to navigate through the selection and shopping process in a way that is far more natural and simple than the usual search/browse options available in all competitive websites. Once the customer decides on a product category or product, the algorithms use aesthetic and mechanical/technical compatibility criteria to simply select the next item by removing all non-compatible items from the selection list. This solves the complex problem of choice and compatibility encountered in online shopping. The beauty of this architecture is that it does not require costly specialized skills needed for management. Future releases will include other languages such as French and German.

About Maisonette International Enterprises Ltd.

Maisonette International Enterprises Ltd is a publicly held diversified holding company incorporated in Nevada, USA. Its assets include several wholly owned companies with interests primarily in the e-Commerce and online retailing fields. Its wholly owned companies are among the web-enabled leaders in online shopping for home decor and consumer goods sales and e-Business solutions for professionals. Its operations span in Canada and the USA.

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, products and prices and other factors discussed in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There may be other factors not mentioned above that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.
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