VHGI Holdings, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Lily Group Inc. and Secures $13,000,000 Debt Financing

Feb 22, 2012, 09:00 ET from VHGI Holdings, Inc.

FT. WORTH, Texas, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VHGI Holdings, Inc. (OTC.QB: VHGI) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, VHGI Coal, Inc. has completed the acquisition of all of the stock of Lily Group, Inc., and in connection therewith, Lily Group has secured a $13,000,000 debt financing in order to refinance certain existing debt of the Company, pay vendors, pay costs of the transaction and for short-term working capital purposes.

"This is an important step in the development of our business plan," said Doug Martin CEO of VHGI. "Our initial goal was to complete this transaction in our Q1 of 2012, which we have accomplished. Our next goal is to close additional debt financings for Lily Group in order to pay-off certain indebtedness, exploit current mining operations and possibly acquire other coal mining opportunities," stated Mr. Martin.

Mr. Rick Risinger, President of Lily Group, also commented, "This is exactly why we chose Mr. Martin and VHGI Coal to be our partners. They have the financial expertise and wherewithal to bring what we needed to develop our mine. We look forward to exploiting our opportunities at the Landree Mine, as well as other coal mining opportunities."

Mr. Martin further commented, "Both Mr. Risinger and I would like to formally thank all the vendors and contractors whose patience with us throughout the construction phase of this mine allowed us to complete the financing while producing and shipping coal to our customers. We could not have done this without them."

VHGI Holdings has filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission setting forth the material terms of the above debt financing.

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