The UniMark Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UNMG) reported yesterday a fully diluted net loss of $0.82 per share for the year ending December 31, 2000 versus a net loss of $0.97 for the previous year ending December 31, 1999. Net sales for the year ending December 31, 2000 decreased 31% to $45.2 million compared to $66.2 million for the comparable period in 1999. Company management stated that the loss for the year and the decreased sales were due to a variety of factors including: discontinuation of unprofitable product lines and product offerings, reduced wholesale club sales demand, changes in packaged fruit supply commitments, depressed worldwide pricing in citrus juice, impact of the Del Monte Foods Company transaction, write offs resulting from the Company’s operational restructuring and elimination of substantially all the Company’s U.S. retail based infra-structure.

                           The UniMark Group, Inc.
Year Ended December 31,

2000 1999
(In thousands, except
per share data)

Net sales $ 45,191 $ 66,223
Loss from operations (12,330) (9,167)
Net loss (11,363) (12,996)
Loss per share
Basic and diluted $(0.82) $(0.97)
Basic and diluted weighted
average shares outstanding 13,938 13,462

UniMark President and CEO Emilio Castillo stated, “Beginning September 2000 with the Del Monte Foods Company transaction, we have made a fundamental shift in our company’s strategic direction. We believe that the anticipated increased production volume under the long-term supply agreement with Del Monte Foods Company, coupled with increased operational efficiencies should reflect a marked difference financially as we move toward profitability and meaningful growth in our packaged fruit segment during 2001. Also, we believe that our Lemon Project, which is approaching completion, should have an increasingly positive impact on long-term shareholder value.”

About The UniMark Group, Inc.

The UniMark Group, Inc. is a leading multinational grower and producer of quality citrus and tropical fruit products supplying major branded food companies in the United States and selected countries worldwide. The Company is publicly traded on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol “UNMG.OB”.

     Contact:  Emilio Castillo, President and CEO or
David E. Ziegler, CFO/Investor Relations

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