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Fountains America Acquires TwoDog Brand Forest Inventory Software

(Pittsfield, NH) July 1, 2009: fountains america Fountains America, a forest management, land brokerage, and GIS services company based in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, announces that it has acquired TwoDog forestry software from Foresters Incorporated.

TwoDog is a forest inventory software package used by natural resource managers to collect and process data to help make informed forest management decisions and to provide accurate timber valuation. Created in 1993 by Foresters Incorporated, TwoDog provides a robust suite of functions in a highly customizable package. The software bundle provides accurate timber volume calculations in the office and field. In addition to timber volumes, TwoDog has been designed to enable data collection and process information on a wide range of non-timber variables of interest to natural resource managers. “We are very excited to be able to provide TwoDog to natural resource professionals” says Philip Bryce, Fountains America President. “It is a great addition to our existing suite of products and services.”

Both office and field versions of the software are available. OfficeDog runs on your PC and provides extensive custom inventory design and setup tools along with data entry, calculation and reporting functions. PocketDog runs on Windows Mobile based handheld computers as a data collector, providing up-to-now summaries and statistics in the field. The graphical interface and touch screen streamline and simplify data collection in an intuitive manner requiring little to no training for field personnel.”

Britt Boucher, President and Senior Forester of Foresters Incorporated, commented that “TwoDog is one of the most established of this type of software and we are pleased that Fountains America will be continuing that reputation.”

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Fountains America Announces Forest Analysis Group

(Pittsfield, NH) June 8, 2009: fountains america, a forest management, land brokerage, and GIS services company based in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, announces that one of its subsidiaries, Fountains Forestry, will launch a new business stream, the Forest Analysis Group. The goal of the Forest Analysis Group is to provide technical analysis of forest resources for a broad range of clients.

The Forest Analysis Group will focus on projects that include advanced forest inventory design and implementation, forest growth and yield forecasting, complete and well documented timberland investment due-diligence, wood market supply analyses, forest investment financial projection, and other expert services. These services will be valuable to Timberland Investment Management Organizations, Real Estate Investment Trusts, forest products companies, federal, state, and local governments, and the greater forestry community.

James Walters, a registered professional forester and licensed real estate salesperson in the state of West Virginia, will lead the Forest Analysis Group. Mr. Walters has modeled timber growth and yield employing both publicly available growth and yield models and custom models utilizing private and public data. He is responsible for design and quality control on timber inventories conducted by Fountains Forestry, and leads timber audit projects. He has provided investment due diligence services on over one million acres with services that have included inventory and harvest modeling, timber market analyses, cash flow projection, and financial forecasting. Since 2001, Mr. Walters also served as Area Forester in the central Appalachia office of Fountains Forestry where he was responsible for all aspects of management activities on client properties in central Appalachia totaling approximately 145,000 acres. He has a Master’s in Forestry from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Philip Bryce, President of Fountains America, commented that “The development of a dedicated Forest Analysis Group compliments our current operations and enhances the services we’ve offered for decades. The full devotion of expert staff to this offering will further the level of service that our clients have come to value.”

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Fountains America Renames Real Estate and Forestry Business Units

(Pittsfield, NH) November 21, 2008: fountains america, a forest management, land brokerage, and GIS services company serving private and institutional timberland investors, announces that Fountains Real Estate, Inc. has been renamed Fountains Land Inc. for closer association with its two-decade tenure of providing land brokerage and consulting services. Additionally, Fountain Forestry, Inc. has been renamed Fountains Forestry Inc. (adding an “s”) to bring the company name into alignment with the global Fountains brand based in the United Kingdom. Fountains Spatial Inc. remains unchanged and all business units will now be doing business under a unified Fountains brand.


Phil Bryce Appointed President of Fountains America

(Pittsfield, NH) - August 12, 2008: fountains america, a forest management, land brokerage, and GIS services company based in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, announces that Phil Bryce will become president of all US operations within the fountains global group of companies effective September 15. Phil replaces Bruce Jacobs who is retiring after 17 years at the helm of fountains.

Phil Bryce is currently Director of the Division of Forests and Lands for the State of New Hampshire, a position he has held for more than 11 years, and brings to fountains his considerable experience in leading a large and diverse organization.

Bruce Jacobs, who will remain as an advisor to the new president, commented that “Phil brings a level of energy that, combined with his demonstrated leadership and communication skills, is ideally suited to the further growth and development of fountains here in the US. Having brought fountains from a very small regional forestry firm to a multifaceted and global provider of forestry, real estate, and GIS services, I am delighted to hand over the leadership to Phil. Our clients can be assured that our strong focus on service and value will only improve as we build our capabilities to serve our customers.”

About Fountains America:
Established in 1980 as Fountain Forestry, Inc., fountains america provides complete forest management, land brokerage, and GIS services to an international roster of investors, institutions, corporate and private landowners, and conservation groups. Specialties include sustainable forestry and forest certification, investment due diligence, forestland appraisal, timber valuation, custom GIS applications, and the sale of forestland in the eastern US. The company has offices serving New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. fountains america is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fountains PLC, an environmental service company quoted on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, please contact:

Phil Bryce, President, Fountains America Inc.
175 Barnstead Road Suite 4
P.O. Box 25
Pittsfield, NH 03263 USA
603 435 8234
info@fountainsamerica.com

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