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ORMI Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/12 -- Organic Resource Management Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ORI) ("ORMI" or "the Company"), today announced its financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2012.


--  Total revenues of $3,628,000, an increase of $55,000 or 2% from
    $3,573,000 last year. 
--  Total gross margin of $1,428,000 or 39% of revenue, an increase of
    $76,000 or 6% from $1,352,000 or 38% of revenue last year. 
--  Total operating expense of $1,309,000, a decrease of $22,000 or 2% from
    $1,331,000 last year. 
--  Net income of $45,000, an increase of $88,000 from a net loss of $43,000
    last year. 
--  Income per share of $0.01 compared to a loss per share of $0.01 last
    year. 
--  EBITDA of $462,000, an increase of $105,000 or 29% from $357,000 last
    year.

"Higher revenues, improved gross margin and lower operating costs all contributed to positive financial results for the quarter," said Charles Buehler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ORMI. "As a result, net income was $45,000 for the quarter, an increase of $88,000, and EBITDA was $462,000, an increase of $105,000 or 29%. This performance was achieved in spite of the significant one-time legal and other corporate costs which were incurred as part of the proceedings related to the potential sale of the Company, as announced on October 17, 2012."

Total revenues were $3,628,000, an increase of $55,000 or 2% over Q1 2012 revenues, mainly due to a 2% volume increase in residuals collected from customers. Gross margin was $1,428,000, an increase of $76,000 or 6%, to 39% as a percentage of revenues compared to 38% for Q1 2012. Total operating expense was $1,309,000 for the quarter, a decrease of $22,000 or 2% from Q1 2012. Operating expense includes approximately $78,000 in one-time legal and other corporate costs related to the potential sale of the Company. Interest expense was $58,000 for the quarter, a decrease of $6,000 or 10% from Q1 2012.

The comparative financial statements for the three months ending September 30, 2012 along with other information may be obtained through the Company's website at www.ormi.com, or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This press release is available on the Company's official on-line investor relations site for investor commentary, feedback and questions. Investors are asked to visit the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.ormi.com/ir/index.php. Alternatively, investors are asked to e-mail all questions and correspondence to [email protected] where they can also request addition to the Company's investor e-mail list to receive all future press releases and updates directly.

About Organic Resource Management Inc.

Organic Resource Management is Canada's largest provider of vacuum truck services for the collection, processing and recycling of food-related organic residuals into feedstock for biogas renewable energy production. ORMI services in excess of 10,000 grease interceptors for industrial, commercial and institutional food-industry customers across Canada on a regularly-scheduled basis. These services are a critical component of current program initiatives in North American landfill waste diversion and wastewater treatment. Further information about ORMI may be obtained at the Company's web site at www.ormi.com.

Non-IFRS Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with IFRS. However, this press release contains references to certain non-IFRS financial measures such as "EBITDA". Non-IFRS financial measures are used by management to evaluate the performance of the Company. Non-IFRS financial measures do not have any meaning prescribed by IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other reporting issuers. Investors are cautioned that non-IFRS measures, such as those presented herein, should not be construed as an alternative to net income determined in accordance with IFRS as indicators of the Company's performance or to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity and cash flow.

EBITDA means net income or loss before income taxes, interest, amortization, share based compensation and gains or losses on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets. In effect, EBITDA is equal to cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this press release may be forward-looking and therefore subject to unknown risks or uncertainties. The actual results, performance or achievements of Organic Resource Management Inc. may differ materially from the results, performance or achievements of the Company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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