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Matrix Hires Senior Analyst

RICHMOND, VA – June 26, 2012 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”) is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew LoPresti to their Energy and Multi-Site Retail (EMR) Group.

Effective June 25, 2012, Mr. Andrew LoPresti, CPA, CFE, will join the firm as a Senior Analyst. He will be responsible for financial, industry, and buyer research, creating valuation and financing models, and preparing selling and private place memoranda. Mr. LoPresti is a December, 2006 graduate of the Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business Management at Loyola University Maryland with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting with a minor in Biology. Prior to joining Matrix, Mr. LoPresti has been an Experienced Audit Associate with Deloitte & Touche, LLP and Clifton Gunderson, LLP, a Senior Analyst at Greystone Advisory Group, LLC and an Analyst for the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He holds both the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner designation, and he is a June, 2012 CFA Level 1 candidate. Mr. LoPresti will be located in our Baltimore office.

Thomas E. Kelso, Managing Director and Head of the Matrix’s EMR Group, commented, “We are very excited to add Andrew to our team of nine investment banking professionals in our Energy and Multi-Site Retail Group. At Matrix we continue to build the most qualified team of financial professionals as we remain dedicated to providing our clients with the absolute best financial advisory and transaction execution services available in our industry today. We welcome Andrew and the unique background and perspective he brings to our EMR Team.”

Matrix’s Energy and Multi-Site Retail Group is recognized as the national leader in providing transactional advisory services to companies in the downstream energy and multi-site retail sectors including convenience store chains, petroleum marketers, fuels distributors, retail propane distributors, heating oil distributors, lubes retailers and distributors, terminal operators, fuels transportation companies, hospitality companies, and other specialty retail chains. Team members are dedicated to these sectors and draw upon complementary experiences to provide advisory services to complete sophisticated merger and acquisition transactions, debt and equity capital raises, corporate restructurings, corporate valuations, and strategic planning engagements. Since its inception in 1997, this dedicated group has successfully advised on over 100 engagements in these sectors.