Pure World Inc. (PURW) Announces Engagement Of Investment Bank Expires 
10/19/2005 5:11:36 PM

PURE WORLD, INC., (NASDAQ:PURW) ("Pure World" or the "Company") today announced that in January 2004 the Company had retained the investment banking firm of Adams, Harkness & Hill to review possible strategic alternatives including but not necessarily limited to sale, merger or other extraordinary corporate transactions. The engagement of Adams, Harkness & Hill has since expired. While the Company received numerous indications of interest, it chose not to pursue any of them at this time.