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B. RILEY 14th Annual Investor Conference -Technology And Consumer Sectors Emphasized In Presenting Company Line-up

LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. RILEY) (www.brileyco.com), a leading independent investment bank providing corporate finance, research, sales, and trading services, has confirmed the company presentation lineup for its 14th Annual Investor Conference, scheduled for May 20-22, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA.

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The companies reflect B. RILEY's research focus on the broad spectrum of technology and consumer sectors including: Internet, Media, Entertainment, and Advertising; Telecommunications; Optical Components; Software & Services; Semiconductors; Aerospace & Defense; Consumer Products; Retail, Apparel & Footwear; Restaurants; Auto, Marine, Trucking & Power Sports and Special Situations.  

The names include both covered and non-covered companies, "with an emphasis on quality names," said Ian Corydon, B. RILEY Co-Director of Research. "We view this conference as a showcase of our proprietary Research and for the discovery of emerging new ideas. We take great care in selecting companies that may provide interesting investment opportunities for our institutional investor clients."

"Clients will see many companies appearing at B. RILEY for the first time," said Craig A. Ellis, Co-Director of Research, "and though the average market cap is $1.4 billion, there are multiple highly recognized names with market caps above $10 billion."

B. RILEY Research continues to lead the charts of independent research rating agencies and its analysts have earned top rankings for multiple years in Institutional Investor Magazine's Annual Analyst Surveys, The Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street, Forbes Blue Chip Analyst Surveys, Zacks Profit from the Pros and more.

Independent tracking group Investars has ranked B. RILEY Research #1 in its regional Research League Tables for the past five consecutive years based on returns of its Buy and Sell recommendations. For the period ending February 5, 2013, Investars shows the returns on B. RILEY stock picks as follows: 

5 Year: #1 with a 154.2% return  
4 Year: #1 with a 248.8% return
3-Year: #1 with a 98.89% return 
2 Year: #1 with a 28.54% return
1-year: #1 with a 21.07% return

B. RILEY significantly outperformed the best of the bulge bracket firms tracked by Investars.

For investors interested in undiscovered opportunities, B. RILEY analysts have scoured the market for ideas. About 40 such companies, with market caps up to $400 million, will present in a Discovery Day lineup, which begins May 20th and is sponsored by The OTC Markets.  

The partial list of conference sponsors includes: Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Lowenstein Sandler PC, Medley Capital Corp., Bloomberg, Innerworkings, Inc., Loeb & Loeb LLP, Marcum LLP, Mergermarket, NYSE Euronext, Opus Bank, RR Donnelley, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, The OTC Markets, Weinberg & Company and Moss Adams.  The Los Angeles Venture Association and the Aerospace and Defense Forum are Association Sponsors.

Sponsor PR Newswire is the official news wire service provider for B. RILEY's 14th Annual Investor Conference.

For more information on this invitation-only conference, the most current list of presenting companies, or registration information, contact your B. RILEY representative or visit www.brileyco.com

For sponsorship information, please contact [email protected].

Information contained herein should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

About B. RILEY & CO.:
B. Riley & Co. is a leading independent investment bank which provides a full array of corporate finance, research, sales, trading and otcqx dad services to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private middle market companies. Its Corporate Governance Advisory Services Group is engaged by both companies and investors to help maximize value for shareholders. The firm is recognized for its distinguished Equity Research. Founded in 1997, B. RILEY is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in Newport Beach, San Francisco, Boston, and New York. It is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com

CONFIRMED PRESENTING COMPANIES (As of April 16, 2013, subject to change)

Accelrys Inc. (ACCL)

Accuride Corp. (ACW)

Actuate Corporation (BIRT)

AdCare Health Systems Inc. (ADK)

Adesto Technologies (private) (Adesto)

Advanced Photonix Inc. (API)

Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (AFOP)

Alteva (ALTV)

American Apparel (APP)

American Software Inc. Cl  A (AMSWA)

Anaren Inc. (ANEN)

API Technologies Corp. (ATNY)

ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS)

Arotech Corporation (ARTX)

Aspen Group, Inc. (ASPU)

Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)

Ballantyne Strong, Inc (BTN)

BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI)

Brooks Automation Inc. (BRKS)

BSM Technologies Inc. (GPS.V)

BSQUARE Corp. (BSQR)

Burcon Nutrascience Corporation (BUR)

Cadiz Inc. (CDZI)

CalAmp Corp. (CAMP)

Callidus Software Inc. (CALD)

Carmike Cinemas Inc. (CKEC)

CBS Corp (Cl B) (CBS)

Chanticleer Holdings Inc (HOTR)

Cherokee Group (CHKE)

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM)

ClearOne, Inc. (CLRO)

Cogent Communications Group Inc. (CCOI)

Coherent Inc. (COHR)

Coinstar, Inc. (CSTR)

Computer Programs & Systems Inc. (CPSI)

Computer Task Group Inc. (CTGX)

CoStar Group Inc. (CSGP)

CPI Aerostructures Inc. (CVU)

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY)

DDD Group plc (DDDGY)

Demand Media, Inc. (DMD)

Denny's Corporation (DENN)

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (DCIN)

Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL)

Ducommun Inc. (DCO)

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRCO)

EarthLink Inc. (ELNK)

Edgewater Technology Inc (EDGW)

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESIO)

Elephant Talk Inc. (ETAK)

EMCORE Corporation (EMKR)

Evolving Systems Inc. (EVOL)

Exar Corp. (EXAR)

Exponent Inc. (EXPO)

Franklin Covey Co. (FC)

Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. (FSNN)

General Finance Corp. (GFN)

GigOptix Inc. (GIG)

Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. (GTLT)

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (GSM)

Glu Mobile, Inc. (GLUU)

GP Strategies Corp. (GPX)

GSI Technology Inc. (GSIT)

GSV Capital Corp. (GSVC)

Guidance Software (GUID)

Heska Corporation (HSKA)

I.D. Systems Inc. (IDSY)

IEC Electronics Corp. (IEC)

II-VI Incorporated (IIVI)

Ikanos Communications Inc. (IKAN)

IMAX Corporation (IMAX)

Imperva Inc (IMPV)

Infinity Energy Resources Inc. (IFNY)

InnerWorkings Inc. (INWK)

Inter Parfums Inc. (IPAR)

International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)

Inuvo, Inc. (INUV)

Inventure Foods, Inc. (SNAK)

Iteris Inc. (ITI)

j2 Global Inc. (JCOM)

Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK)

Jamba, Inc. (JMBA)

Joe's Jeans Inc. (JOEZ)

Keating Capital Inc. (KIPO)

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. (KW)

Keynote Systems Inc. (KEYN)

Kofax PLC (KFX-GB)

Kona Grill Inc. (KONA)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS)

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (LF)

Lightbridge Corp. (LTBR)

Lionbridge Technologies Inc. (LIOX)

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF)

Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. (LQMT)

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (LYV)

LRAD Corporation  (LRAD)

LTX-Credence Corp. (LTXC)

MAM Software Group, Inc. (MAMS)

Marathon Patent Group (MARA)

Marcus Corp. (MCS)

Mattson Technology Inc. (MTSN)

MaxLinear Inc. (MXL)

Medidata Solutions, Inc.  (MDSO)

Merge Healthcare Inc. (MRGE)

Methode Electronics Inc. (MEI)

Mindspeed Technologies Inc. (MSPD)

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE)

Motorcar Parts of America Inc. (MPAA)

Napco Security Systems Inc. (NSSC)

Nautilus Inc. (NLS)

NeoPhotonics Corp. (NPTN)

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NTCT)

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL)

Newport Corp. (NEWP)

Newtek Business Services Inc.  (NEWT)

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR)

OfficeMax Inc. (OMX)

Omnicell Inc. (OMCL)

Oplink Communications, Inc. (OPLK)

Orbit International Corp. (ORBT)

OTC Markets (OTCM)

Park City Group Inc. (PCYG)

PCTEL, Inc. (PCTI)

PNI Digital Media Inc. (PNDMF)

Points International Ltd. (PCOM)

Polaris Industries, Inc. (PII)

PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX)

Progress Software Corp. (PRGS)

Provectus Pharmaceutical Inc. (PVCT)

Quality Systems Inc. (QSII)

Rambus Inc. (RMBS)

RDA Microelectronics Inc. ADS (RDA)

Reis, Inc. (REIS)

Remy International  (REMY)

Rimage Corp. (RIMG)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF)

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (SFE)

Salem Communications Corp. (SALM)

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (SBH)

SanDisk Corp. (SNDK)

SemiLEDS Corp. (LEDS)

Signature Group Holdings (SGGH)

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB)

Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO)

Single Touch Systems Inc (SITO)

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX)

Skechers USA Inc. (SKX)

Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS)

SoundBite Communications Inc. (SDBT)

SPAR Group Inc. (SGRP)

Sparton Corp. (SPA)

Spreadtrum Communications Inc. (SPRD)

Stage Stores Inc. (SSI)

Stamps.com Inc. (STMP)

Stoneridge Inc. (SRI)

Superior Industries International Inc. (SUP)

Support.com Inc (SPRT)

Symmetricom Inc. (SYMM)

Telular Corp. (WRLS)

The Female Health Company (FHCO)

The Walt Disney Co. (DIS)

Top Image Systems Ltd. (TISA)

Tronox Ltd (TROX)

True Religion Apparel Inc. (TRLG)

Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP)

Tyler Technologies Inc. (TYL)

U.S. Auto Parts Network Inc. (PRTS)

Ultratech Inc. (UTEK)

United Online, Inc. (UNTD)

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC)

University General Health System Inc. (UGHS)

USA Technologies Inc. (USAT)

ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK)

Versar Inc. (VSR)

ViaSat Inc. (VSAT)

Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (VLTR)

VOXX International Corp. (VOXX)

Web.com Group, Inc. (WWWW)

Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA)

WidePoint Corp. (WYY)

SOURCE B. Riley & Co., LLC

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