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Pickups Plus Expands Into The Florida Market

CINCINNATI--Nov. 11, 2002--Pickups Plus, Inc. a leading retailer and national franchiser in the $30 billion truck and SUV aftermarket accessories industry, announced today the signing of an area development agreement in the Florida market.

Pickups Plus announced today that it has signed an area development agreement for the Tampa, Florida market. The agreement calls for the opening of three retail locations over the next twenty-four months. Gary Hoyle, Vice President of Franchise Operations, stated, "We are excited about expansion into the Tampa, Florida market. Florida is one of the leading states for truck and SUV sales. We believe that Florida represents an outstanding growth opportunity for Pickups Plus and anticipate opening additional franchise locations throughout the Florida market."

About Pickups Plus

Pickups Plus is a leading national operator and franchiser of retail stores dedicated to the sale and installation of quality aftermarket accessories for pickup trucks and SUV's. Pickups Plus currently operates four corporate retail stores and has another eight franchise stores throughout seven states. After several years of extensive development and testing of its franchise system, the Company is starting a nationwide expansion in corporate, franchise and dealer locations to become the first national chain in the growing, but highly fragmented industry.