“As Big Banks Suffer, Boutiques Prosper”

Washington, DC (January 20, 2003) - A Washington Post article headlined "As Big Banks Suffer, Boutiques Prosper" quotes three FOCUS partners and mentions our record results in 2002. The article, written by Nicholas Johnston, appeared on page E5 of the January 20, 2003 edition. Here is a link to the article on The Washington Post's website:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12185-2003Jan18.html

About FOCUS Enterprises, Inc.

FOCUS Enterprises is the region’s first investment banking firm that focuses solely on the needs of mid-market and smaller company clients providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, corporate finance and strategic partnering services combined with corporate and strategic development consulting services. The firm, founded in 1982, has developed a unique business approach that integrates process-based transaction advisory services with strategic and corporate development consulting services to meet the investment banking needs of its clients. To find out more about the specialized services of Washington, D.C.-based FOCUS Enterprises, visit www.focusbankers.com.