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Onteco Corporation, ONTC, Provides Update on Spin Off of its Subsidiary, NexPhase Lighting, Inc., and Dividend Distribution of NexPhase Shares

MIAMI, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onteco Corporation (OTC.QB: "ONTC"), (the "Company", or "Onteco"), provided additional information today on the spin-off of its wholly-owned subsidiary, NexPhase Lighting, Inc., ("NexPhase"), by means of a distribution of shares of common stock of NexPhase to the Company's shareholders of record as of October 14, 2012 (the "Spin Off"), as announced on September 14, 2012.

The Company reports that it had filed the required Information Statement under Section 14(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and is currently preparing a response to SEC comments received on the Information Statement. The Company intends to clear these comments as quickly as possible so that it can move forward with sending copies of the Information Statement to its shareholders. As previously stated, it is further contemplated that the shares of common stock of NexPhase to be distributed in the spin-off will be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission with the result that a market will be created for trading of NexPhase shares and NexPhase will become a fully reporting company

The Company has determined that the number of NexPhase shares to be issued to the Company shareholders on a pro-rata basis in accordance with their record holdings will be one share of NexPhase for every 200 shares of Onteco common stock held as of the record date, with fractional shares rounded up to the next nearest share.

About Onteco Corporation
Onteco Corporation was founded to develop innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions to some of the most significant global environmental and energy challenges today.

Additional information about Onteco Corporation is available at: www.Onteco.com

About NexPhase Lighting, Inc.
NexPhase Lighting, Inc. is a designer and developer of proprietary high quality LED (light-emitting diode) lighting fixtures and control systems for commercial applications. It believes its products will be the lowest cost, highest efficacy fixtures available in the LED Lighting Industry. All NexPhase lighting products incorporate its proprietary "NexSense Technology TM", which provides benefits well beyond the generally acknowledged advantages of all other LED lighting fixtures. NexSense control systems use a unique, "patent pending' wireless protocol, which provides for an unsurpassed reduction in architecture and infrastructure installation cost in commercial applications, as well as significantly reduced maintenance and ongoing operation costs.

For more information about NexPhase Lighting, Inc. visit: http://www.nexphaselighting.com

Safe Harbor Statement:
This release includes "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. Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate, or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain the words "estimate", "project", "intend", "forecast", "anticipate", "plan", "planning", "expect", "believe", "will likely", "should", "could", "would", "may" or words or expressions of similar meaning. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results and financial position to differ materially from those included within the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those relating to the Company's ability to grow its business. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the Company's limited operating history, the limited financial resources, domestic or global economic conditions -- activities of competitors and the presence of new or additional competition and conditions of equity markets.

CONTACT: Onteco Corporation

Dror Svorai, CEO, (305) 932-9795

SOURCE Onteco Corporation