NexCen Brands Inc. (PINK SHEETS: NEXC – News) today announced the opening of the first co-branded Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery franchised store in Canada.

The store opened in the Chinook Centre located in Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada.

This is the first Great American Cookies franchised store to open in Canada under the master franchise agreement announced in December 2008, which provides for the development of 40 Great American Cookies stores in the country over a 10-year term. This is the 41st Marble Slab Creamery franchised store in Canada.

Kenneth J. Hall, CEO of NexCen Brands, says, “We are delighted to open this new franchised store as our team continues to execute our co-branding initiative for our ice cream concepts and Great American Cookies. Further, we remain committed to maximizing international growth opportunities and we believe our franchised brands will continue to be well received throughout the important Canadian market.”

Chris Dull, president of NexCen Franchise Management, the franchising subsidiary of NexCen Brands, Inc. states, “We have been able to seamlessly expand the presence of our franchised brands in Canada by working closely with proven developers through an existing master franchise agreement. The Chinook Centre is a premiere shopping and entertainment destination for consumers, and we look forward to leveraging that strength, as well as the popularity of Marble Slab and Great American Cookies, in one joint location.”

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