Diebold Acquisition

This announcement appears as a matter of record only

Logo: Diebold

(NYSE: DBD)

has acquired certain assets of

Logo: ERAS Banking Technology

The undersigned initiated the transaction, acted as financial advisor to, and assisted with the negotiations as the representative of Diebold, Inc.

a member of
M&A Worldwide

Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered broker dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.

About Diebold, Inc.

Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services primarily serving the financial services industry. Diebold employs more than 14,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold reported revenue of $2.6 billion in 2005 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DBD." For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.diebold.com.

About ERAS JV

Miami-based ERAS provides state-of-the-art software systems and solutions to the financial services industries. ERAS offers a new generation of integrated, easy to use banking software applications. ERAS also offers document and payment processing, application/site hosting and technical support services. ERAS' comprehensive solution suite is made up of 23 modules that enable users to manage the system directly while requiring a minimum amount of technical support or intervention. ERAS' solutions provide banks with powerful browser-based, cross-platform core data processing systems and tools to help banks jumpstart profitability improve efficiency and reduce overhead. For more information about ERAS, visit www.erasjv.com 

About FOCUS

FOCUS, founded in 1982 in Washington, DC, provides a range of investment banking services tailored to the needs of middle market businesses. Today the firm is national in scope, serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in serving businesses with revenue or transaction sizes between $5 - 300 million, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners, and various types of investors. FOCUS has over 20 investment banking professionals in its four offices in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.