The RiceX Company (OTCBB:RICX) announced today that the year 2000 audit and annual report to Shareholders confirms a significant increase in Shareholder Equity on December 31, 2000. RiceX reported a reduction in corporate debt from $11.2 million in 1998 to zero by the end of the year 2000. Concurrently, Shareholder equity improved from a negative $4.8 million in 1998 to a positive $2.5 million by 2000 year end.