January 22, 2002 – maxill inc. Commences Normal Course Issuer Bid

St. Thomas, Ontario

maxill inc. (the “ Company “) (CDNX: MIL) will commence a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “ Bid “) on January 28, 2002.

The Bid will be conducted over a 12 month period during which time the Company may purchase up to a maximum of 884,340 of its common shares for cancellation through the facilities of the Canadian Venture Exchange Inc.

This is equivalent to 4.1% of the total of 21,743,402 issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. The Company is commencing the Bid because it believes that its common shares are currently undervalued.

maxill inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of dental hygiene and related products.