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General purpose supplier of military, aviation and industrial parts
May 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The executive committee of the U.S.-Ukraine 
Business Council (USUBC) is pleased to announce, on behalf of the entire
membership, that Rakotis LLC, Washington, D.C., has been approved
for membership in USUBC.

Rakotis LLC is a general purpose supplier of military, aviation and
industrial spare parts to governments around the world.  Rakotis is run
under the leadership of Brendan Alexander, founder and chief executive

Brendan is working to expand the Rakotis business operations to include
Ukraine with special attention to serving the need in Ukraine for
agriculture equipment and spare parts.  The major countries where Rakotis
has worked previously are Canada, South Korea, Brazil and Pakistan.

Brendan has become interested in Ukraine as a place to do business through
being President of the Business Relations Committee of the Arlington (VA)
Sister City Association.  Arlington is developing a sister-city relationship
with Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.


Rakotis LLC has the ancient Egyptian city of Rakotis as its namesake. The
city of Rakotis was the site where Alexander the Great founded Alexandria
in the fourth century BC.

While Alexandria was known worldwide as a center of culture and commerce
second only to Rome, it was also home to one of the seven wonders of the
world, the majestic Lighthouse of Alexandria.


In the vast sea of international commerce, Rakotis seeks to be like a
lighthouse to its customers with the goal building long-term relationships
as a trusted and reliable global supplier.  Customers can look to Rakotis

[1] obtain exactly what they need at competitive prices
[2] save them time and money by bringing many separate requirements
     from different manufacturers under one order
[3] handle rush orders for mission-critical items
[4] handle large turn-key orders that require a wide range of supplies
     from one or more sectors
[5] arrange for delivery anywhere in the world
[6] receive advantageous financing and credit terms with support
     from the United States Export-Import Bank

More information about Rakotis LLC can be found on their website:

"USUBC is very pleased to have Rakotis LLC join our rapidly expanding
membership," said Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as President
of USUBC.  "USUBC looks forward to working with Rakotis LLC in 2008."


Rakotis LLC is the 73rd member for USUBC, the 21st new member for
2008, and the 51st new member since January of 2007. The USUBC
membership has more than tripled in the past 16 months, from 22 members
in January of 2007 to 73 members in April of 2008.

The other new members in 2008 are MaxWell USA, Baker and McKenzie
law firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Dipol Chemical International,
MJA Asset Management, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton,
DLA Piper law firm, EPAM Systems, DHL International Ukraine, Air Tractor,
Inc., Magisters law firm, Ernst & Young, Umbra LLC., US PolyTech LLC,
Vision TV LLC, Crumpton Group, American Express Bank, a Standard
Charter group company and TNK-BP Commerce LLC.