From Investor Relations – NORTH PALM BEACH, FL (Marketwire - November 5, 2013) – AEGEA, Inc. (OTCQB: AEGA) (the “Company”), a planned mega-resort destination and international community in Florida, announced today it has signed a letter of intent with World Development Group International (“WDGI”), a construction company that specializes in designing and building high-end equestrian complexes and residences. The letter of intent would allow WDGI to become the exclusive development partner of AEGEA’s planned equestrian homes and world-class sporting facilities, including a first ever designed indoor polo stadium, racetrack, 60,000 seat indoor equestrian stadium and arenas to accommodate the Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing, hunter/jumper, driving, reining as well other equestrian disciplines, tournaments, shows and activities. With these venues, AEGEA and WDGI intend to attract national and international equestrian competitions. Also planned for the equestrian area are a state of the art veterinary hospital, animal sanctuary, university, convention center, aquarium, museum, training center, restaurants and hotels.
According to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), equestrian sport has seen record growth worldwide, and the number of competitions at all levels and on all continents is expected to continue increasing. The number of equestrian events in the seven FEI disciplines has grown by 33 percent from 2008 to 2012, with more than 3,200 events taking place on seven continents last year. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, FEI is the world governing body for horse sport, establishing regulations and approving equestrian programs at Championships, Continental and Regional Games as well as the Olympic Games, promoting equestrianism in all its forms, and encouraging the development of the seven FEI equestrian disciplines throughout the world.
A 2012 study published by Alltech called “The State of the Equine Industry” shows the annual economic impact of equestrian-related commerce in the U.S. is approximately $135 billion, supporting a total of 1.6 million full-time jobs. There are an estimated 9.9 million horses in the U.S. The economic impact of the equestrian industry in Florida is $5.1 billion, providing 104,700 direct and indirect full-time jobs, according to the American Horse Council. Florida has the third largest horse population of any state, at over 500,000.
“WDGI is proud to become a development partner with AEGEA in creating an exclusive, world-class equestrian community with unmatched facilities and amenities. Our community will be specifically designed for the equestrian lifestyle, with riding trails throughout, and spacious homesites with a wide selection of luxury villas, homes and private estates,” commented Carl Ragosta, Director of World Development Group International.
“We are fortunate to have found a company as experienced and well-respected as WDGI to design and develop the equestrian component of AEGEA. The letter of intent with WDGI demonstrates our commitment to building the finest equestrian community and sporting venues in the world,” said Keith Duffy, President and CEO of AEGEA.
About WORLD DEVELOPMENT GROUP INTERNATIONAL
With over 25 years of global industry experience and teams of licensed experts who provide full service commercial, retail and residential property development, World Development Group International delivers the highest standards and consistently exceeds expectations. Since its inception in 1978, World Development Group International has provided construction and land services to a broad range of clients and projects, from public to governmental agencies. World Development Group International’s scope of expertise includes the development of equestrian communities and equestrian-themed resorts worldwide, with innovative architectural and engineering designs for its commercial show complexes. In 2011,WDGI has completed the Global Dressage Complex is Wellington, Florida, which consisted of one of the largest clear span covered arena’s in the world, Large styled horse barns housing several hundred horses, and all others structures making this facility a world class International equestrian event center. Presently, WDGI is the development partner of the newly designed Palm Beach Horse Park also located in Wellington, Florida. This completely western themed facility shall consist of a 5,000 seat indoor equestrian event center, two seven story hotel/condo towers, Retail village consisting of more than 75,000 sq. ft. of retail condo components including multiple restaurants, VIP club, nightclubs, equestrian/veterinary research school/hospital including student housing. Other residential components shall include a gated equestrian townhome community, exclusive amenity filled RV resort and multiple equestrian training/showing facilities. WDGI is also building other facilities around the country including a reining training/housing facility in Columbus, Ohio and an Equestrian community in Jasper, Tenn. WDGI is in discussions with other groups for developments in Qatar, Italy, Brazil, Belize and Asia.
AEGEA, Inc. is developing a spectacular experience for guests and an idyllic lifestyle for residents by blending world-class entertainment with culture and timeless architecture, introducing its Entertainment Living™ brand. AEGEA is committed to building a sustainable and environmentally conscious community. AEGEA’s mission is to pursue innovation, increase shareholder value, and strive to better the lives of its visitors and residents. AEGEA’s plans include luxury hotels, residences, restaurants, cultural experiences, an Olympic-style sports complex, themed attractions, an equestrian village, vast blue water lagoons and waterways, and authentic, timeless architecture selected from around the world. While similar in some respects to other large-scale, multi-purpose destination properties, AEGEA’s design will be unique in that the sprawling complex will include a mix of residences and hospitality, entertainment and culture inspired by an advanced civilization dating back 4,000 years. Located within the state of Florida, AEGEA enjoys the distinct advantage of a massive nearby resident and visitor population base from which to draw attendance and ownership.
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