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FiberGel Technologies Enters into Exclusive United States Distribution Agreement with Chicago Sweeteners

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Jan. 19 -- FiberGel Technologies, a subsidiary of Circle Group Holdings (Amex: CXN - News), announced today that Chicago Sweeteners will be its exclusive United States distributor for FiberGel's Z-Trim(TM) product line. Chicago Sweeteners, a leading national distributor of ingredients and branded food service products, will warehouse, promote, sell and ship Z-Trim products to existing industry customers and future clientele. "CSI's experienced team expands the reach of industry opportunities for Z-Trim," said Rick Harris - FiberGel's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "With Chicago Sweetener's well established domestic distribution, Z-Trim products can be warehoused and shipped rapidly, economically and reliably to any location in the U.S."
About Chicago Sweeteners

Chicago Sweeteners (CSI) ( ) was founded in 1979 with the idea of creating a 'grocery store for food manufacturers'. CSI brought together all of the different products that food companies use, and made them available through a single channel, bringing a new efficiency to the ingredient marketplace. For over 25 years, CSI has been one of America's premiere distributors of food and fine ingredients, serving virtually every food, personal care, and pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor in the United States. Chicago Sweeteners has earned this broad following because it offers excellent service, the convenience of One Stop Shopping, and highly competitive, market based pricing. From phosphates to wheat flour, salt, starch, milk powders, proteins, sweeteners, gums, nutriceuticals, organics, emulsifiers, encapsulates, polyols, seeds, spices, oils ... Chicago Sweeteners has it all.

About FiberGel Technologies

FiberGel owns the worldwide rights to Z-Trim(TM) for all fields of use. Invented over many years by Outstanding Senior Research Scientist Dr. George Inglett ( ) at the United States Department of Agriculture, Z-Trim is protected by three issued U.S. and International patents with more than 30 additional patents pending. Currently made from corn and wheat, Z-Trim is a major breakthrough in the war on obesity that allows consumers to lose weight without giving up the foods they love. For more information about FiberGel Technologies, visit .

About Circle Group Holdings, Inc.

Circle Group Holdings, Inc. ( ) is a pioneer of emerging technology companies. The Company provides small business infrastructure, funding and substantial intellectual capital to bring important and timely life-changing technologies to market through all early phases of the commercialization process. All Company press releases are available at .

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," or "expects," and other statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. Reference is made to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

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