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Hanley & Associates Adds Louis M. Thompson, Jr. And David Weild IV to Its Board of Directors

July 11, 2008

Hanley & Associates, LLC, the only independent, nationwide non-deal roadshow firm announced today that Louis (Lou) M. Thompson, Jr. and David Weild IV have been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Thompson was formerly CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) while Mr. Weild was previously Vice Chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market.

“Throughout their careers, both Lou and David have focused on helping public companies manage the changing landscape of the capital markets and on building communications efforts with the institutional investment community. Their insights and experience will help us expand our advisory services and execution capabilities for the benefit of both issuers and institutions, and stay at the cutting edge of providing valuable management access to institutional investors as they conduct proprietary research due diligence,” said Rick Hanley, CEO of Hanley & Associates.

Mr. Thompson is currently a Managing Director with Kalorama Partners. An internationally recognized expert on corporate disclosure and governance issues, Lou authored NIRI’s Standards of Practice for Corporate Disclosure while leading the NIRI organization for nearly a quarter of a century. Lou has served as an advisor to the SEC and is in his second term on the NYSE’s Individual Investor Advisory Committee.

Mr. Weild is the founder of Capital Markets Advisory Partners, and was formerly Vice Chairman of the NASDAQ stock market in charge of its Corporate Client Division’s 4,000 listed companies. In this role, David addressed firsthand the challenges faced by companies in building and maintaining relationships with the institutional investor community. David also spent 14 years at Prudential Securities in various roles including head of corporate finance, technology investment banking and equity capital markets. He has significant expertise in electronic markets and financial institutions technology.

About Hanley & Associates, LLC

Hanley & Associates, LLC is the premier independent, nationwide capital markets firm providing management access to institutions through non-deal roadshows, free of charge to companies. The firm’s proprietary approach assists companies in building stronger investor relationships and enhances the value of their IR programs. Institutional customers of the firm value the confidentiality of their communications and transparency of payment mechanisms. For more information, visit us at www.hanleyassociatesllc.com.




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