Rubincon Ventures and API Electronics Group announce mailing of merger proxy materials

BELLINGHAM, WA October 12, 2006/MARKETWIRE/ -- Rubincon Ventures, Inc. (“Rubincon”) (OTCBB: RBCV) and API Electronics Group Corp. ("API") (OTCBB: AEGCF) today announced that proxy materials relating to the definitive merger agreement signed on May 8, 2006 between the two Companies were mailed to shareholders of record as of October 2, 2006.
The Special Meeting of Shareholders for both Rubincon and API will be held on October 31, 2006 at which time shareholders will be asked to vote upon the merger transaction.
ABOUT API ELECTRONICS
API Electronics Group Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiaries API Electronics Inc., Filtran Group, TM Systems and Keytronics, is engaged in the manufacture of electronic components and systems for the defense and communications industries. With a growing list of blue chip customers, including Honeywell/Allied Signal, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and numerous other top technology-based firms around the world, API regularly ships off-the-shelf and custom designed products to clients in more than 34 countries. API owns state-of-the-art manufacturing and technology centers in New York, Connecticut and Ontario, Canada and has manufacturing capabilities in China and a distribution center in Britain. API Electronics trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol AEGCF. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apielectronics.com.

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Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer and business consumption habits and other factors over which Rubincon Ventures, Inc. and/or API Electronics Group Corp. and its subsidiaries and affiliates have little or no control.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Rubincon Ventures, Inc.
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Guy Peckham, Director