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B. Riley & Co. 11th Annual Investor Conference to Include Alternative Exchange Listed Companies

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B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley), www.brileyco.com, 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 will include presentations by companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the OTCQX.

This invitation-only conference is scheduled for May 24-26, 2010 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and will feature top management presentations from over 125 publicly traded companies.

With an average market cap of $280 million, the presenting companies will represent the following industries: Technology, Commercial Banks, Apparel & Retail, Energy, Defense, Movies & Entertainment, Business Services, Personal/Leisure Products, Research & Consulting Services, Biotech, and Healthcare.

The conference has been expanded to include presentations from alternative exchange listed companies, according to Ian Corydon, B. Riley’s Director of Research.

“Selected companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as well as the OTCQX have been included,” said Corydon, “because it is part of our firm’s continuing effort to discover and present new opportunities to our investor clients.”

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) recently reported a record $60 Billion in total financings and a record of 191.3 million trades for 2009.

The OTCQX is the premier tier of the U.S. over-the-counter market and is operated by Pink OTC Markets Inc. OTCQX listed companies are required to adhere to more rigorous financial disclosures. To help meet those requirements, OTCQX listed companies are required to engage an approved designated advisor for disclosure, commonly known as a “DAD”. B. Riley is an OTCQX DAD and is currently engaged with several such companies.

In addition to the company presentations and one-on-one meetings, there 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.

In what is growing to be a big attraction, B. Riley is supporting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation by providing conference attendees with a spectacular evening of boxing under the stars on the Santa Monica Pier. Themed “Big Fighters/Big Cause”, the charity boxing event will raise funds and introduce the investment community to the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation’s work with juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity.

The ProAm fight card will include several professional and amateur bouts sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission and USA Boxing.

“What started as a way to support the important work of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation has grown into a major attraction. There is a lot of excitement for supporting an important cause and for what promises to be a fun boxing event in a most unique venue,” said Bryant Riley, Chairman.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the B. Riley Investor Conference and to be so warmly embraced by the investment community. It’s really great when you can put together a fun evening of boxing entertainment while supporting an effort to help so many children suffering from juvenile diabetes and obesity,” said Sugar Ray Leonard.

Conference sponsors include: Pink OTC Markets Inc./OTCQX; Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company; Addo Communications; BDO; Bingham McCutchen LLP; Capital IQ; CBIZ Mayer Hoffman McCann. P.C.; RR Donnelly Financial Printers; Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP; Holme Roberts & Owen LLP; Loeb & Loeb LLP; Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP; Rothstein Kass & Co.; Squar, Milner, Peterson, Miranda & Williamson, LLP; 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 www.brileyco.com.

For media inquiries and press credentials only — ourpressbox@gmail.com.

ABOUT B. RILEY & CO.

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 www.brileyco.com.

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)

BSQUARE Corp. (BSQR)

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)

ClickSoftware (CKSW)

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)

DTS Inc. (DTSI)

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)

EXFO Inc. (EXFO)

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)

II-VI Inc. (IIVI)

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)

Lionbridge Technologies Inc. (LIOX)

Local.com 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)

PCTEL, Inc. (PCTI)

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)

Stamps.com Inc. (STMP)

Stantec Inc. (STN)

STEC, Inc. (STEC)

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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B. Riley & Co.
Ian Corydon
Director of Research
icorydon@brileyco.com
310-966-1443
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