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March 07, 2006


International Barrier Technology Inc. Options Granted

Watkins, MN; Vancouver, BC March 7, 2006 - International Barrier Technology Inc. (the “Company”) (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV) announces that, it has granted stock options to consultants of the Company, in the aggregate amount of 120,000 common shares in the capital stock of the Company, at a price of US$0.69 per share exercisable up to and including March 6, 2008.

About International Barrier Technology Inc.
International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSX VENTURE: IBH) develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. Barrier's award-winning Blazeguard® wood panels use a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water in the heat of fire. The panels exceed "model" building code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard® provides Barrier's customers a premium material choice meeting an increasingly challenging combination of requirements in residential and commercial building construction. Blazeguard® customers include four of the five top US homebuilders.

INTERNATIONAL BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INC.

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David J. Corcoran
CFO, Director

THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OF THIS PRESS RELEASE.

Forward-Looking Information: The statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including but not limited to the ability to generate and secure product sales. In each case actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or modified) will not be realized.

Contact:
International Barrier Technology
Investor Relations:
Melissa McElwee
1-866-735-3519, (320) 764-5797
mmcelwee@intlbarrier.com

Source: International Barrier Technology

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