VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Barns Foods Inc. (URBF.OB), a leading-edge provider of fresh vegetables, today announced the formation of a Puerto Rico Subsidiary and the appointment of Cesar A Montilla, Jr. as our first president. Dan Meikleham, Chairman of Urban Barns is also pleased to announce Dr. Arthur Block, PhD. has joined the company as a director. Dr. Block obtained a B.A. at Cornell University, a Ph.D. at Rutgers University and has had a distinguished career in Bio Pharmaceuticals. Over the past 20 years he has been a consultant for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Manager of Technical Operations at Squibb Manufacturing. Cesar A. Montilla, Jr., President, Urban Barns ( Puerto Rico) and Director of Urban Barns said, "We are indeed fortunate to attract Dr. Block, who is fully qualified up to the high standards set by the FDA. Dr. Block is an experienced facilities manager who is well qualified to advise and oversee the construction of our first Puerto Rico growing facility." Mr. Montilla is also pleased to announce the company has entered into discussions with Antonio Fadhel to join the company in the position of General Manager, when our planned Puerto Rico facilities become operational. Mr. Fadhel is currently the owner of Borinquen Greens who has been growing and supplying Romaine Lettuce to a number of customers in the Puerto Rico marketplace for a number of years. About Urban Barns Foods Inc.: Urban Barns uses patent pending and proprietary equipment to produce affordable vegetables in secure and controlled indoor environments. By setting up subsidiary facilities and growing locally, Urban Barns can focus on supplying any community, irrespective of the regional climate, effectively reducing shipping times and related spoilage costs. Urban Barns has the unique ability to scale and cater to the demands of all major communities. Our commitment to our consumers is reflected through our motto, "Purely Fresh, Naturally Tasty, and Completely Healthy". Urban Barns and Urbanbarnsfoods.com are registered trademarks and the copyright of Urban Barns. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth above may be forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend" and similar expressions, as they relate to Urban Barns or its management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors such as the level of business and consumer spending, the amount of sales of Urban Barns' products, the competitive environment within the industry, the ability of Urban Barns to continue to expand its operations, the level of costs incurred in connection with Urban Barns' expansion efforts, economic conditions in the industry and the financial strength of Urban Barns' customers and suppliers. Urban Barns does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Investors are also directed to consider all other risks and uncertainties. Contacts: Urban Barns Foods Inc.Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Urban Barns Foods Inc.