TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - August 17, 2011) - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ACT) ("ACT" or the "Company"), a leading provider in the design, manufacture and marketing of both wireless and fiber network solutions for mine communications, and the commercial security and access control industries, announced today that, further to its press release of August 12, 2011, it has filed Articles of Amendment to consolidate the stock on the basis of one (1) post-consolidated common share for each twenty (20) pre-consolidation common shares (the "Consolidation").

Commencing Thursday, August 18, 2011, the common shares of the Company will trade on a post-Consolidation basis on the TSX Venture Exchange. The new CUSIP number for the Company's common shares post-Consolidation is 004949400. The Company's trading symbol (ACT) remains unchanged. Registered shareholders will receive a letter of transmittal to exchange their original common shares for post-Consolidation common shares. Beneficial shareholders will have their accounts automatically adjusted.

The transaction with the shareholders of PowerCart Systems Inc. ("PowerCart") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of PowerCart for 5,834,833 post-Consolidation common shares of ACT, referred to in the press release of August 12, 2011, is expected to close next week.

About PowerCart

PowerCart is the original industry founder of mobile power solutions with a legendary reputation for reliability and on-time delivery with over 30,000 units sold. PowerCart continues to lead the industry in design and innovation, for solutions requiring backup and mobile power. PowerCart offers all of its solutions in the retail, warehousing, courier and mining sectors with a bumper-to-bumper one year warranty – the best in the industry. PowerCart has locations in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and Medina, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit

About Active Control Technology

Active Control Technology is involved in the design, manufacture and marketing of both wireless and fiber network solutions for mine communications, and the commercial security and access control industries. The Company has two product lines: ActiveMine™, a fully integrated wireless and/or fiber communications and locating technology for underground coal mines, and ActiveSecure™, a family of wireless products for the access control industry. Located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Active Control Technology trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ACT. For more information, visit

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Contact Information:

Active Control Technology
Graham Warren
President & CEO

PowerCart Systems Inc.
Jonathan Emanuel
President & CEO