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99 Cent Only Stores to Offer Bargain Store Consumers for the First time ever, an “Eco-Friendly” Paper Solution with HTG 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper.

Bargain Store Consumers now have access to affordable “Eco-Friendly paper, as 99 Cent Only Stores offers HTG’s 100% Tree-Free Paper in all of its 287 stores spanning across four states.

LOS ANGELES, Calif, November 14, 2011 — Hello to Green, LLC (“HTG”) announced today the availability of their 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper in 99 Cent Only stores. This marks the initiation of their plans to follow through with the expansion of their products into bargain stores. At the same time, this gives 99 Cent Only Stores an eco-friendly product they can offer in their stationary section, furthering their goals of offering their shoppers eco-friendly options.

“We strongly believe that eco-friendly products should not be a luxury and should be accessible by consumers who look towards bargain stores for their everyday items,” said Abraham Couhen, Co-Founder and CEO of Hello to Green, LLC. ” In order to accomplish our company’s goal of reaching all consumers with an affordable eco-friendly paper product, our paper needs to reach consumers that shop at bargain stores for their everyday items.”

HTG’s 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper will be available in the stationary aisle at 99 Cent Only Stores starting November 21, 2011. Each selling unit will contain 80 sheets of 20lb 92 bright paper made from bamboo and sugarcane fibers, and retail for an amazing $0.99 cents, an unprecedented value for eco-friendly paper. The 80 Sheet ream was specially developed to meet the price expectations of a dollar store. 99 Cent Only Stores will be the first dollar store to sell this product. Customers will be able to find it in all of its 287 stores spanning across four states.

“We are furthering the consumers ability to access superior environmentally conscience products,” said Shirzad Yamini, Co-Founder and CFO of Hello to Green, LLC. “Offering a highly valued product to discount stores is exceptional and in line with our goals.” HTG’s 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper is an affordable option for consumers looking to take action against deforestation and global climate change, while using a product superior to papers made from “virgin” or “recycled” fibers. This offers the user an opportunity to go “green,” and saving money at the same time.

About Hello to Green, LLC.

Hello to Green, LLC. (“HTG”) Founded in 2009, is the premier maker of 100% Tree-Free Paper made from bamboo and sugarcane fibers. Hello to Green is the leading provider of Tree Free eco-friendly paper products, providing a solution for companies worldwide who strive to become more environmentally responsible. For more information on HTG’s products, visit the Hello to Green website at www.HellotoGreen.com or email contact@hellotogreen.com

About 99 Cent Only Stores (NYSE: NDN)

Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores® currently operates 287 extreme value retail stores consisting of 212 stores in California, 35 in Texas, 27 in Arizona, and 13 in Nevada. 99 Cents Only Stores® emphasizes quality name-brand consumables, priced at an excellent value, in convenient, attractively merchandised stores. Over half of the Company’s sales come from food and beverages, including produce, dairy, deli and frozen foods, along with organic and gourmet foods. The Company’s New York Stock Exchange symbol is NDN.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation Launches HTG 100% Tree-Free Paper

As consumers are looking for an eco-friendly solution to paper, Costco Wholesale Corporation launches HTG’s 100% Tree-Free Paper in select Western U.S. Warehouses

LOS ANGELES, Calif, April 7, 2010 — Hello to Green, LLC (“HTG”) today announced another win in their brand expansion plans, as its wholly owned subsidiary, HTG Paper Company, entered into an agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco”) (NASDAQ:COST) for an exclusive promotion of 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper. The 2,500 sheet half pack, ideal for household use, will be available for purchase exclusively at select Costco warehouses in the West, and will retail for $18.99, a savings of $11.00 off of the regular retail price.

“This is a terrific offer that allows us to extend our brand reach to both new and existing customers at a time when many consumers are looking for any eco-friendly alternative to their current paper.”

“We are very excited to partner with Costco to bring enhanced value to our customers,” said Shirzad Yamini, Co-Founder, Hello to Green, LLC. “The availability of our 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper will increase the awareness of the HTG brand in the retail environment and will be synergistic with some of our new retail products launching in the near future.

HTG’s 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper is a great value and the perfect solution for those seeking an eco-friendly solution to the paper they use every day. Consumers who purchase the paper can feel confident that they are taking positive steps to halt global deforestation.

“The availability of 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper at Costco is exciting news for us,” stated Abraham Couhen, Co-Founder, Hello to Green, LLC. “This is a terrific offer that allows us to extend our brand reach to both new and existing customers at a time when many consumers are looking for any eco-friendly alternative to their current paper.”

HTG’s 100% Tree-Free Paper is expected to showcase in the office produce / paper aisle of select Western U.S. Costco locations starting May 15, 2009. Each selling unit will contain 2,500 sheets of 20lb 92 bright paper and retail for $18.99, a savings of over thirty-five percent for consumers over the regular retail price.
HTG announced their intent to expand the Hello to Green brand in October 2009 as part of their “Green the Nation” expansion plan, the blueprint for the Company’s strategic priorities. The Company currently has opened negotiations with multiple major office supply retailers, to produce HTG branded and private label products for sale in retail outlets nation-wide and continues to explore a number of other opportunities to extend the HTG brand.


About Hello to Green, LLC.

Hello to Green, LLC. (“HTG”) Founded in 2009, is the premier maker of 100% Tree0Free Paper made from bamboo. Hello to Green is the leading provider of Wood Free eco-friendly paper products, providing a solution for companies worldwide who strive to become more environmentally responsible. For more information on HTG’s products, visit the Hello to Green website at www.HellotoGreen.com or email contact@hellotogreen.com

About Costco Wholesale Corporation(“Costco”) (NASDAQ: COST)

Costco currently operates 559 warehouses, including 406 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 77 in Canada, 21 in the United Kingdom, seven in Korea, six in Taiwan, nine in Japan, 32 in Mexico and one in Australia. The Company also operates Costco Online, an electronic commerce web site, at www.costco.com and at www.costco.ca in Canada. The Company plans to open an additional seven to eight new warehouses (including the relocation of one to two warehouses to larger and better-located facilities) prior to the end of calendar 2009.

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HTG Paper Company™ Introduces 100% Tree-Free Multipurpose Paper

Made Entirely of Bamboo Fibers, 100% Tree-Free Paper Brings Great Value to Consumers Searching For an Eco-Friendly Solution to Their Everyday Paper.

LOS ANGELES, Calif, September 08, 2009 – HTG Paper Company™ (“HTG”), a subsidiary of Hello to Green, LLC, committed to providing the most environmentally friendly paper products available, announced today the introduction of its 100% Tree-Free Paper. Made from 100 percent bamboo fibers and containing no wood or wood-based fibers, 100% Tree-Free Paper offers a revolutionary alternative to the pulp and paper industry.

HTG Paper Company manufactures premium multipurpose paper that outperforms paper made from wood fibers. Currently available in letter size and constructed entirely of bamboo, HTG 100% Tree-Free Paper is suited for everyday use in inkjet and laser printers, copiers, plain-paper fax and multi-function machines. Additionally, 100% Tree-Free Paper can be recycled with any other paper and is 100% biodegradable, making it the best choice for paper consumers looking for an eco-friendly alternative to their current paper. “As more consumers are becoming aware of the importance of protecting the environment, they are looking for a paper solution that goes beyond recycled,” said Abraham Couhen, HTG Paper Company Co-Founder. “Hello to Green was established in 2009 and is proud to now introduce 100% Tree-Free Paper in order to address the demand for a truly environmentally friendly alternative in the paper products category.”

HTG Paper Company utilizes bamboo, an abundant and renewable resource. The paper is elementally chlorine free, further lessening its environmental impact. HTG Paper Company’s mill’s and bamboo farms are located in the same town, minimizing carbon output and pollutants from trucks.

“Trees do not belong in paper, as they are of vital importance in sustaining the atmosphere of green house gases, which a build up in our atmosphere now is destroying our planet. They take 15-30 years to grow, while bamboo takes only three years to grow. Bamboo is also a multiplying, self regenerating plant that has a carbon sequestration rate four times more than trees. Our bamboo is farm grown and sustainably harvested to ensure that there is zero negative impact on the environment. Our innovative harvesting practices combined with our environmentally conscious paper mill provides a truly “green” paper solution, helping bring to an end, global deforestation that has plagued us for far too long,” said Couhen.

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