Novus to Upgrade Automated Supply Chain Management System

St. Louis, Missouri, October 1, 2009 — In order to better serve customers, Novus International, Inc. is upgrading the infrastructure of its patented AIMS automated supply chain management system.

Novus pioneered vendor managed inventory for feed industry bulk liquids in 1993. Since then, the AIMS® automated supply chain management system has improved supply chain efficiency, reduced environmental impact (by reducing IBC and drum usage) and supported the growth of Novus's liquid feed ingredients.

The new system will improve reliability and upgrade the telemetry system to a sustainable technology platform. It uses satellite communication with a submersible differential pressure sensor for level measurement. The new platform provides precise and dependable inventory readings, a back-up power supply and a local display of tank inventory. This technology upgrade will allow Novus to better monitor customer inventory and continue to economically deliver less-than-truckload (LTL) bulk liquids such as ALIMET®, feed supplement and SANTOQUIN®, feed preservative.

Novus has contracted with Liquid Systems, Inc. of Simpsonville, South Carolina and other local contractors who will make the equipment replacement to insure no interruption of service.

Novus customers will continue to be able to monitor their tank inventory level and usage through the local display as well on the internet via Novus Premium Services at Novus's website www.novusint.com. Customer's wanting access to Novus Premium Services should contact their Sales Manager for registration.

About Novus International, Inc.

Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metro St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in more than 90 countries around the world. An industry leader in animal nutrition and health, Novus's products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, MINTREX® organic trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA(TM)MET aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed ingredient and many other specialty ingredients. Arenus (www.arenus.com) is a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC (a subsidiary of Novus International, Inc.), that focuses on developing health and dietary supplements for the equine and companion animal markets.

Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com.

® ALIMET is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® MHA is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® ACTIVATE is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® ACIDOMIX is a trademark of Novus Deutschland GmbH and is registered in Germany and other countries.

® ADVENT is a trademark of Viridus Animal Health, LLC, and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® MINTREX is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

® SANTOQUIN is a trademark of Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries

(TM)MERA is a trademark of Novus International, Inc.

® AGRADO is a trademark if Novus International, Inc., and is registered in the United States and other countries.

®ARENUS is a trademark of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC.

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