Macro Enterprises Inc. Announces 2012 Second Quarter Results

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FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2012) - Macro Enterprises Inc. (MCR.V) -

Summary of financial results

(thousands of dollars except per share amounts)

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Three months ended Six months ended

June 30 June 30

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2012 2011 2012 2011

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(unaudited)

Revenues $27,799 $14,748 $69,626 $57,962

EBITDA(1) 4,914 926 13,274 3,943

Net earnings (loss) 2,617 (296) 7,838 1,056

Net earnings (loss) per

share $0.11 ($0.01) $0.32 $0.04

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Weighted average common

shares outstanding

(thousands) 23,931 23,931

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Note 1 - References to EBITDA are to net income from continuing operations before interest, taxes, amortization and impairment charge. EBITDA is not an earnings measure recognized by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Management believes that EBITDA is an appropriate measure in evaluating the Company's performance. Readers are cautioned that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income (as determined under IFRS) as an indicator of financial performance or to cash flow from operating activities (as determined under IFRS) as a measure of liquidity and cash flow. The Company's method of calculating EBITDA may differ from the methods used by other issuers and, accordingly, the Company's EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures used by other issuers

Highlights

-- EBITDA and net income were above the second quarter of last year due to

a greater volume of business and improved performance on jobs

-- The Company paid $210,000 of dividends on its convertible preferred

shares which has now eliminated dividends in arrears

Second quarter results

Consolidated revenue was $27.8 million compared to $14.7 million in the second quarter last year. The Company worked on two larger facility projects in the quarter and several smaller jobs. In the second quarter last year, the Company worked on one larger facility project and several smaller jobs.

Operating expenses were 77.6% of revenue in the quarter compared to 83.6% in the same quarter last year. Performance improved this year due to higher volumes and better project execution.

General and administrative expenses were $1.5 million down marginally from last year. The Company has maintained a relatively steady staff complement over the past 15 months.

Total amortization expense of $1.1 million increased by $0.2 million due to a higher level of capital assets needed to sustain the current level of activity.

Interest expense of $0.2 million was down from $0.4 million last year, as last year's expense included costs associated with the temporary increase in loans from related parties.

Income tax expense in the quarter of $0.9 million was at an effective tax rate of 26.8% which approximates the statutory rate.

Net income was $2.6 million ($0.11 per share) compared to a net loss last year of $0.3 million (a loss of $0.01 per share).

Outlook

The Company is expecting revenues in the third quarter to be strong but below those recorded in the third quarter last year. The Company continues to actively bid new jobs and look for new opportunities. However, the continued low price of natural gas could affect future levels of activity in the areas where the company is active.

Macro's core business is providing pipeline and facilities construction and maintenance services to major companies in the oil and gas industry in northeastern B.C. and northwestern Alberta. The Company's corporate office is in Calgary, Alberta. Its shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MCR. Information on the Company's principal operating unit, Macro Industries Inc., can be found at www.macroindustries.ca.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release may include forward-looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties. These may include, without limitation, statements regarding expected revenues, expenses and industry trends and the pursuit of strategic acquisitions. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not restricted to, global economic conditions, government regulation of energy and resource companies, seasonal weather patterns, maintaining and increasing market share, terrorist activity, the price and availability of alternative fuels, the availability of pipeline capacity, and potential instability or armed conflict in oil producing regions. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ from information contained herein. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

Contact:
Frank Miles
Macro Enterprises Inc.
President and C.E.O.
(250) 785-0033

T. Jerrold Jackson
Macro Enterprises Inc.
C.F.O.
(403) 705-7302
www.macroindustries.ca

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