Fineline, Inc. Signs Exclusive Contracts with Prominent Licensing

Agencies in Brazil and the Phillipines


KENT, Ohio, August 3, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fineline, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNLN) is very happy to announce that we have closed a licensing contract with Empire International Merchandising Corporation for the Phillipines. Empire International has the exclusive rights to the Moodies(tm), Kooties(tm), Boarders(tm), Hoopsters(tm), Majors(tm), RedZone(tm), Computoons(tm),and Tasties(tm) for all markets in the Phillipines. Empire International was very enthusiastic about completing this deal because of the appeal they feel these characters will have with consumers in the Phillipines.

Fineline, Inc. is also happy to announce that we have signed a contract with Character Commercial Services, Ltd. for the country of Brazil. Character Commercial Services is the most prominent licensing agency in Brazil, and is very excited to represent Fineline's library of cartoons to Brazilian manufacturers and consumers. The contract guarantees a minimum the first year of $500,000 in gross revenues (US dollars).

About Fineline, Inc.: Fineline, Inc. is a cartoon character development company dedicated to creating quality, original cartoon characters for licensing and animation. Fineline's entire library of over 200 new cartoon characters covering the internet, sports, satires, and much more can be viewed at


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