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JULY 2014

NORTHSTAR ELECTRONICS, INC.-COMPANY OVERVIEW  

Northstar Electronics, Inc. is a Delaware incorporated company, working in the defense and the marine industry.  The Company listed on the OTCBB under the symbol NEIK in 2000 and is currently trading on OTC Markets.

BRIEF HISTORY

Northstar began operations in the late 1990’s by developing an innovative underwater sonar system for the international commercial fishing industry.  Shortly after, in 2000, the Company was awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin MS2 for the assembly of Command and Control consoles for the Canadian Navy’s submarines.  This was followed by Northstar being invited to be a junior partner on Lockheed Martin’s team for the pursuit of a $3.2B military helicopter contract.

 Lockheed Martin was not the winner: however, the venture opened new relationships for Northstar within their company.

Lockheed Martin then contracted Northstar to develop and build the underwater portion of an anti-terrorism sonar system, designed to protect aircraft carriers and other ships of the US Navy from terrorist diver attacks.  This was a major effort and Northstar successfully accomplished the work in a very short timeframe.  

Lockheed Martin subsequently awarded Northstar the first of two contracts, together worth approximately $16M, to manufacture a number of small mechanical parts for C130 (Hercules) aircraft that were being refurbished.  Also, a subsidiary of L3 Communications awarded Northstar a contract, which grew to about $4M, to manufacture Command and Control consoles for navy frigates.  Northstar’s revenues reached over $4M in 2009.   

PRESENT SITUATION

Our efforts over the past year have been aimed at turning the Company around and injecting new energy into the company. Our core competency has always been in sonar so we are giving that sector our priority by going back to the sonar business.  We know the sonar business well and made solid profits with it in the past.

We have made a solid connection with a European defense company specializing in naval sonar systems and shipboard systems, such as Command and Control. They have a good worldwide reputation and set up in Canada last year, mainly to pursue contracts on the Navy and Coast Guard's $38.3B new ship program.  (News Release attached below.)

Northstar’s connection with this defense firm was initially based on a past relationship Northstar’s President had with them through a private company he  owned in the 1980’s that had a Joint Venture to pursue a contract to build a ship bridge simulator for a marine institute, worth about $15M in 1980's dollars.  This past spring, we participated with the firm through our associated consulting company, as consultants, at a national defense show.

We have made progress with this defense company in having them appreciate the expertise that Northstar can bring to their sub contracting out requirements.  Through our associated consulting company, we have carried out a first, successful contract, related to the sonar business, for them earlier this year.

We believe there are two good reasons why prime contractors would contract Northstar.  First, Northstar has a team of associated world class sonar experts with whom we have worked closely on other successful projects for major defense contractors. Second, for a defense company to win navy contracts in Canada, they need to start accruing Industrial Regional Benefits  (IRB’s) in Canada.  They have compelling reasons to utilize good Canadian based companies.  

We intend to show customers that we are fully capable of taking on high level projects, not only in the sonar field, but also in Command and Control consoles and other related areas.  As well, we intend to re-establish our relationship with Lockheed Martin and pursue contracts from them.

Another area of business we are planning to expand into is to develop and market sonar based systems for both navies and commercial customers. These include obstacle avoidance, mine detection and terrorist diver detection. The plan is to develop systems for sale to the US Navy, NATO navies, cruise ships, large yachts and large ocean going ships such as oil tankers.

Starting from a solid IP and design engineering base ( internal and associates), our approach is to have the final development and manufacturing of these systems outsourced on fixed price contracts. This strategy significantly reduces the manufacturing costs associated with in house tooling, materials, personnel and facilities. Overall, the Company plans to retain cash, increase cash flow and maximize bottom line earnings.

NEAR FUTURE

Our objectives right now are to get Northstar current with its SEC reporting in as short a time frame as possible, to establish Strategic Alliances where we can lever our capabilities with partner companies to develop new revenue generating business, and to secure new one or more contracts from a couple of select defense companies. We believe that the stock price would respond favorably to these events and that it could reach a reasonable and stable price range.  From there, assuming the Company performs on the bottom line, we foresee getting back to the share price levels of a few years ago, based on continuing business growth.

Northstar is currently attempting to raise a modest amount of funds through a Preferred Share offering. The funds will be used to complete the work required to become current with the Company’s SEC filings with the objective to return to the OTCQB, and for working capital.

CURRENT NEWS

Anything Technologies Media Inc., Completes Strategic Partnership Agreement with Northstar Electronics

FOLSOM, CA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Anything Technologies Media, Inc. (OTC-EXMT) today announced that the company completed a strategic partnership agreement with Northstar Electronics (OTC-NEIK) to take advantage of business opportunities using the combined capabilities of both companies.  The two parties believe that their management, in-house engineers, manufacturing staff, marketing, and sales staff along with outside expert associates form a strong mix of professional talent.

Northstar will work to find Canadian markets for Anything Technologies' existing products and any product enhancements to be introduced in the near future. Another role of Northstar is to identify applications for potential new products Anything Technologies' would develop for markets not currently being serviced.

Northstar gives Anything Technologies first right of refusal to manufacture outsourced components of sonar systems that Northstar would develop.  Anything Technologies will use its best efforts to subcontract to Northstar manufacturing of outsourced parts.  Northstar will market Anything Technologies' capabilities in specific Canadian industrial markets to bring in manufacturing work to Anything Technologies in the U.S.

Dr. Wilson Russell, CEO of Northstar, says "We see strong potential in a variety of active market sectors for a combination of our engineering and manufacturing expertise with those of Anything Technologies. This is a partnership we believe will produce good results for both companies."

About Anything Technologies Media Inc.

Anything Technologies Media Inc., is a Multi-Media Digital applications, production and marketing Company. ATM has a professional management team with extensive backgrounds in finance, new technologies, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. ATM's goal is to combine the expertise of our team members to create a cohesive force, which will carry the company forward in the marketplace to a preeminent position through revenue sharing and acquisitions.

The company sold controlling interest of R-Quest Hydroponics to IMD Companies Inc., (OTC:ICBU) by selling 51% interest in R-Quest Hydroponics, Inc., developer of the EMC-5000 environmental master controller for medical and recreational marijuana hydroponic gardens.  R-Quest Hydroponics, Inc. is a hardware and software manufacturing company with its headquarters in Placerville, California. R-Quest Hydroponics, Inc. has developed the new Environmental Master Controller EMC-5000 system, which is able to provide constant management for grow room facilities for indoor gardens. The EMC-5000 was developed so that growers are confident that their crop growing conditions are optimal. The EMC-5000 is able to regulate and control all aspects of an indoor grow system, including light, fans, nutrient pumps, and CO2 level controls to help manage grow rooms and optimize production.

For additional information on the EMC-5000 go to www.r-questhydro.com

 

About Northstar Electronics Inc.

 

www.northstarelectronics.com  Northstar has a long history of developing and manufacturing defense and commercial electronic and mechanical systems. The company is now being restructured to go forward with a renewed focus on the development of innovative sonar systems and carrying out contracts for defense prime contractors. In addition to a small number of internal personnel,  Northstar's new business model utilizes outside expert associates as much as possible to ensure that we always have world class talent available to work on our projects.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the future press releases of ATM.

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain forward information contained in this release contains forward looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties, including but not limited to, those relating to development and expansion activities, domestic and global conditions, and market competition.

 

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Contact:   Richard Kaiser       

               Investor Relations

               YES INTERNATIONAL

               757-306-6090

              yes@yesinternational.com

              www.yesinternational.com

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Vancouver shipbuilders win $3.3-billion contract

By Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News October 7, 2013

Vancouver shipbuilders got a huge surprise Monday, as the federal government announced it is ordering an additional 10 Canadian Coast Guard vessels, worth an estimated $3.3 billion.

That is on top of the $8 billion already on the books at Vancouver Shipyards for new Coast Guard science and fishery ships, naval resupply vessels and a heavy icebreaker, and represents a huge vote of confidence as the shipyard prepares to cut steel on the first of those ships.

It also brings the total amount budgeted in the federal government’s national shipbuilding strategy to $38.3 billion — the other $25 billion consisting of new frigates, destroyers and armed patrol ships for the Arctic, all of which are being constructed in Halifax.