Topaz Technologies Divestiture

This announcement appears as a matter of record only

Logo: Topaz Technologies, Inc.

has been sold to

Logo: Guidemore, Inc.

We initiated the transaction, acted as financial advisor to, and assisted with the negotiations as the representative of Topaz Technologies, 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 Topaz Technologies, Inc.

Topaz is an application software company whose products collect and manage laboratory information in pre-clinical trials and basic research environments. Topaz has over 7,000 end users as well s license agreements with many of the worlds's most prominent pharmaceutival, biotechnology, CRO, academic and government laboratory research organizations. Shareholders include venture capital firms Chisholm Private Capital fo Oklahoma City, OK and the Woodside Fund of Redwood Shores, CA. www.topazti.com

About Guidemore, Inc.

Guidemore was formed by Patrick Guider, CEO of Topaz and other member so the Topaz management team, along with private equity investors, to purchase Topaz from the venture capital investors. The project, managed by FOCUS Managing Partner and CEO Doug Rodgers, provided a positive exit for the investors.

About FOCUS

FOCUS, a boutique investment bank and corporate development consulting firm, utilizes a unique business approach in providing middle-market clients with merger, acquisition, and corporate finance services. The firm integrates corporate development consulting and transactional expertise with extensive research capabilities and proven client engagement methodology. Founded in 1982, FOCUS has long-standing experience in completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital formation, corporate development consulting projects and financial advisory assignments. FOCUS has a significant M&A practice in the government contracting and IT services sectors. For more information, visitwww.focusbankers.com.