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October 25, 2002

ZTEST ANNOUNCES DEBT FINANCINGS

NORTH YORK, October 25, 2002 - ZTEST Electronics Inc. ("ZTEST" or the "Corporation") (TSXVE - "YZT") wishes to announce that it has completed the placement of $80,000 of Convertible Debenture with arm's-length and non-arm's-length parties. The Debentures bear interest at the rate of 8 % per annum payable monthly in arrears and will have a two (2) year term. The Debentures are convertible into Units of ZTEST on the basis of one (1) Unit for each $0.10 of principal amount converted. Each Unit will consist of one (1) common share of ZTEST priced at $0.10 per share and one (1) share purchase warrant exercisable at a price of $0.10 until the second anniversary of the issuance of the debentures. ZTEST has agreed to pay a finder's fee of 6% payable in cash in respect of the placement of the Debenture to the arm's-length party.

The Corporation also wishes to announce that it is offering up to $200,000 in Convertible Debentures to arm's-length and non-arm's-length parties. The Debentures will bear interest at the rate of 8 % per annum payable monthly in arrears and will have a two (2) year term. Each Debenture will be convertible into Units of ZTEST on the basis of one (1) Unit for each $0.10 of principal amount converted. Each Unit will consist of one (1) common share of ZTEST priced at $0.10 per share and one (1) share purchase warrant exercisable at a price of $0.10 until the second anniversary of the issuance of the debenture. ZTEST has agreed to pay a finder's fee of 6% payable in cash in respect of the placement of these debentures to an arm's-length party.

The terms of this financing are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The funds from these financings will be used to provide working capital for ZTEST and to purchase additional equipment for ZTEST's wholly-owned subsidiary, Permatech Electronics Corporation ("Permatech").

About Permatech Electronics Corp.

Permatech Electronics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of ZTEST Electronics Inc. (TSXVE:YZT), is an ISO 9002 certified Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider founded in 1982. Permatech offering includes Materials Management, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly, Testing and Design services. Permatech operates from a 20,000 square foot facility in North York, Ontario, Canada. The company serves customers in the Medical, Power, Computer, Telecommunication, Wireless, Industrial and Consumer Electronics markets requiring high quality, quick-turn, small and medium size production runs.

For more information contact Investor Relations:
Flora Wood and Philip Williams
(416) 366-0012
email: info@ztest.com

The issued and outstanding capital of ZTEST is 31,772,210 common shares

The Canadian Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.