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VISTA INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Provides An Update On It's Tire Facility Operations

Denver, Colo., August 18, 2008, Recent Events --Vista International Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: VVIT), is pleased to update its investors on the operations of its tire processing facility located in Hutchins, TX. The facility was reopened in August, 2008 after being closed for more than 10 months, since September, 2007. Since reopening, the facility has increased the volume of waste tires received from various transporters on a monthly basis. Revenue is generated from transporters that pay a disposal fee or ¡°tipping fee¡± for the waste tires we accept from them. Both passenger vehicle and truck tires are accepted.

 The facility is approaching cash flows which will enable it to cover its direct operating costs with only revenues from tipping fees. The waste tires are shredded and disposed of through an arrangement with the City of Dallas landfill which uses the existing tires chips and shreds in further development of their existing landfill site. As we receive waste tires at the site we are continuously removing stockpiled material from the yard, eliminating whole waste tires and tire shreds that have accumulated over the years and have no commercial value. The company has been exploring alternative uses for the tire materials currently on site. Our goal is to eliminate the material stockpiled on the site, thus reducing the financial assurance requirements by the State of Texas as well as the financial liability to the company.

 This operation in Texas is subject to regulation by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  We are registered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality which allows us to receive, store, transport and process waste tires. The facility is currently the only waste tire storage and processing facility licensed by the State of Texas to operate in the Dallas Metro area.  Our registration expired December 20, 2007. A 5 year permit renewal application was submitted at that time and updated after obtaining local Fire Marshall¡¯s approval as of August 1, 2008. The facility is allowed to continue its operation while going through the permitting process. The TCEQ has made a further site visit and is requesting further documentation prior to permit approval. During the period December 20, 2007, the date our registration expired, and August 1, 2008, the date our application was resubmitted, our ability to operate the facility was limited.

¨C Barry J. Kemble, CEO.