FOCUS LLC Forms Healthcare and Life Sciences Group Formation of Healthcare Group Marks Sixth FOCUS Industry Specialty

Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA (February 15, 2010) - FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition and corporate finance services announces the formation of its Healthcare and Life Sciences Group. Over the past several years, one of the most active industries for FOCUS has been Healthcare and Life Sciences and to better serve our clients in this segment, FOCUS has formally organized some of its most experienced investment bankers into a specialized team focusing on this industry.

The FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences team is led by Jim Millar, managing director in the Southeast region and Jonathan Wilfong, regional managing partner, also in the Southeast. Other team members include James Hawkins and Gerald Turner, managing directors in the Mid-Atlantic region and Senior Advisors from the Southeast region, Mark Braunstein, Gareth Clarke and Bob Moore.

According to Jim Millar, managing director and healthcare and life sciences team leader, “It was a natural progression to form a specialized healthcare and life sciences group. A large segment of our business comes from this industry and we have now devoted the specialized resources necessary to serve this market most effectively.”

“Jim’s more than 20 years of financial and business experience in the healthcare and life sciences industry makes him the perfect candidate to spearhead this specialized new group within FOCUS. He has the knowledge and resources we need to serve the needs of our healthcare clients,” adds Jonathan Wilfong, regional managing partner and healthcare and life sciences team co-leader.

The formation of this group will allow FOCUS to direct its resources, including capital and top bankers, to the healthcare and life sciences industry. Specialized research talent and marketing support have also been added to the team.

Further details on the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Group can be found on the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences web page, www.focusbankers.com/health which features comments from clients, recent client engagements, and descriptions of the services that FOCUS provides. For more information please contact either Jim Millar at Jim.Millar@focusbankers.com or by telephone at 404-963-8254 or Jonathan Wilfong at Jonathan.Wilfong@focusbankers.com or by telephone at 404-963-8252.

About FOCUS LLC

FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is a national firm serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.