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B. Riley & Co. 11th Annual Investor Conference Set with over 125 Presenting Companies


B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley),, a full service broker dealer providing research and trading ideas to institutional clients and high net worth individuals, and investment banking services to a wide range of middle market private and public companies, announced that its 11th Annual Investor Conference, scheduled May 24-26, 2010 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, will feature more than 125 companies.

Nearly 80 technology companies representing Semiconductors, Systems Software, Internet Software & Services, Electronic Equipment and Components, and Communications Equipment are scheduled to present at the two day conference. Also presenting will be 12 commercial banks representative of B. Riley’s coverage under its Philadelphia-based Financial Industry Group. The Apparel and Retail sector will be featured with presentations from 12 well known companies.

In addition, there will be company presentations from such industries as: Energy, Defense, Movies and Entertainment, Business Services, Personal/Leisure Products, Research and Consulting Services, Biotech, and Healthcare.

“B. Riley is well known for bringing small-cap value ideas to institutional clients, and this year’s expanded conference will include companies with market caps averaging $280 million, as well as several foreign exchange listed companies,” said Ian Corydon, Director of Research.

Complementing the company presentations and one-on-one meetings will be four expert led informational sessions including: a Registered Direct Workshop, a Corporate Governance and Activist panel, a session on Debt Financing, and an M&A panel.

This year, conference attendees are invited to attend fight night -- a spectacular boxing entertainment event that will be held Tuesday, May 25th on the famed Santa Monica Pier. The ProAm fight card, commissioned by the California State Athletic Commission and USA Boxing, will include several professional and amateur bouts. Themed “Big Fighters, Big Cause” this charity boxing event will introduce the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation to the investor community.

“B. Riley is very pleased to be associated with renowned sports legend Sugar Ray Leonard. We are delighted that our annual investor conference will be the venue for a fun evening of boxing while supporting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation’s work with juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity,” said Bryant Riley, Chairman.

The partial list of conference sponsors includes: Pink OTC Markets Inc./OTCQX; Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company; Addo Communications; BDO; Bingham McCutchen LLP; Capital IQ; CBIZ Mayor Hoffman McCann; RR Donnelly Financial Printers; Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP; Holme Roberts & Owen LLP; Loeb & Loeb LLP; Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP; Rothstein Kass & Co.; the Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange and Vintage Filings, Inc.

Media sponsors include DealFlow Media and Equities Magazine.

For more information on the conference, the most current list of presenting companies, or registration information, contact your B. Riley & Co. representative or visit

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B. Riley & Co. is a leading independent investment bank which provides a full array of corporate finance, research, sales, trading and OTCQX DAD services to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private middle market companies, initial and secondary public offerings and institutional private placements. The firm is recognized for its distinguished Equity Research. Its Corporate Governance Advisory Services Group is engaged by both companies and investors to help maximize value for shareholders. Founded in 1997, the firm is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in Newport Beach, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York. It is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit

List of Presenting Companies as of the date of this release (subject to change):

8x8 Inc. (EGHT)
Acacia Research Corporation (ACTG)
Accelrys Inc. (ACCL)
Actuate Corp. (ACTU)
Advanced Cell Technology Inc. (ACTC)
Aethlon Medical Inc. (AEMD)
Aldila, Inc. (ALDA)
Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (AFOP)
American Software, Inc. (AMSWA)
American Vanguard Corp. (AVD)
Amtech Systems (ASYS)
Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)
Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (OZRK)
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (BGFV)
BofI Holding Inc. (BOFI)
Cache Inc. (CACH)
CalAmp Corp. (CAMP)
Callidus Software Inc. (CALD)
Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (CMRG)
Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)
Center Financial Corporation (CLFC)
Churchill Corp. (CUQ)
Collectors Universe Inc. (CLCT)
CombiMatrix Corporation (CBMX)
Computer Task Group Inc. (CTGX)
CoStar Group Inc. (CSGP)
CPI Aerostructures Inc. (CVU)
Craftmade International Inc. (CRFT)
Data I/O Corporation (DAIO)
DDI Corp. (DDIC)
Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. (DTPI)
Digirad Corp. (DRAD)
DIRECTV Group, Inc. (DTV)
Dynamics Research Corp. (DRCO)
EarthLink Inc. (ELNK)
East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC)
Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESIO)
eMagin Corp. (EMAN)
Epicor Software Corporation (EPIC)
Evolving Systems Inc. (EVOL)
Exar Corp. (EXAR)
Exponent Inc. (EXPO)
Flanders Corporation (FLDR)
Flint Energy Services Ltd. (FES)
Global Axcess Corp. (GAXC)
Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (GSM)
GP Strategies Corp. (GPX)
Great American Group, Inc. (GAMR)
Harmonic, Inc. (HLIT)
Hill International, Inc. (HIL)
Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT)
Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI)
Iteris, Inc. (ITI)
Ixia (XXIA)
K-Swiss Inc. (KSWS)
Keynote Systems Inc. (KEYN)
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)
L & L Energy, Inc. (LLEN)
Landec Corp. (LNDC)
Learning Tree International Inc. (LTRE)
LeCroy Corp. (LCRY)
Limoneira Co. (LMNR)
Lionbridge Technologies Inc. (LIOX) Corp. (LOCM)
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (LNET)
LoopNet, Inc. (LOOP)
LTX-Credence Corporation (LTXC)
Lydall Inc. (LDL)
Magnetek Inc. (MAG)
Mattson Technology Inc. (MTSN)
MIPS Technologies Inc. (MIPS)
Napco Security Technologies, Inc. (NSSC)
Nara Bancorp. (NARA)
NBTY, Inc. (NTY)
NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT)
Newport Corp. (NEWP)
North American Energy Partners Inc. (NOA)
Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR)
Oplink Communications Inc. (OPLK)
OPNET Technologies Inc. (OPNT)
Opnext, Inc. (OPXT)
PacWest Bancorp (PACW)
Pervasive Software Inc. (PVSW)
Pink OTC Markets Inc. (PINK)
PNI Digital Media Inc. (PNDM.F)
Points International Ltd. (PTSE.F)
Popular Inc. (BPOP)
Rainmaker Systems Inc. (RMKR)
Reis, Inc. (REIS)
RG Barry Corp. (DFZ)
Saba Software Inc. (SABA)
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)
Savanna Energy Services Corp. (SVY)
Schiff Nutrition International Inc. (WNI)
Sierra Bancorp (BSRR)
Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO)
SRS Labs Inc. (SRSL) Inc. (STMP)
Stantec Inc. (STN)
Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO)
Sunrise Telecom Inc. (SRTI)
Symmetricom Inc. (SYMM)
Synergy Brands Inc. (SYBR)
The Bancorp Inc. (TBBK)
The Inventure Group Inc. (SNAK)
Tix Corporation (TIXC)
TranSwitch Corp. (TXCC)
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL)
United Online Inc. (UNTD)
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC)
US Home Systems Inc. (USHS)
Versant Corp. (VSNT)
Vertro, Inc. (VTRO)
Virage Logic Corporation (VIRL)
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (VTSS)
Volcom Inc. (VLCM)
Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA)
Wi-Lan Inc. (WIN)
WidePoint Corp. (WYY)
Wilshire Bancorp Inc. (WIBC)
WSFS Financial Corp. (WSFS)

Past Performance not indicative of future returns. This is not an offer or solicitation of the securities named herein.

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