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MEDIA RELEASE 17 October 2011

MEDIA RELEASE 17 October 2011 FUTURE LEADERS SET A CRACKING PACE IN 2011: AUSTRALIAN MICROCAP INVESTMENT

FUTURE LEADERS SET A CRACKING PACE IN 2011:

AUSTRALIAN MICROCAP INVESTMENT CONFERENCE TO REVEAL THEIR SUCCESS STORIES THIS WEEK

Corporate advisory firm D H Flinders Limited is pleased to announce that The 2 nd Annual Australian Microcap Investment Conference is commencing tomorrow, Tuesday 18 October. The 2 nd Annual Australian Microcap Investment Conference is being held in Melbourne over two days on Tuesday 18 October and Wednesday 19 October 2011 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in the ‘Arthur Streeton Auditorium’.

The Conference is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive Microcap event, showcasing the services, products, strategies and people driving today’s growth companies. The event will provide investors with an opportunity to hear firsthand from the CEOs of 22 of Australia’s leading and dynamic microcap companies, from a varied range of sectors, as they showcase their companies, strategies and people.

Microcap companies provide access to many niche industry sectors, as well as emerging technologies and business areas that are sometimes overlooked by larger companies. As investment markets begin to recover, many smaller ASX listed companies are well placed to capitalise on growth opportunities. As an example, Melbourne based NewSat Limited who presented at the 1 st Conference last year in August 2010 has seen its share price increase 150%. NewSat Limited is now Australia’s largest independent satellite company. Similarly, Australian Power and Gas Limited and Patties Foods Limited have seen their share prices increase 27% and 34% respectively over the past 12 months.

The companies presenting at this year’s Conference include one of Australia’s largest independent craft breweries, Gage Roads Brewing Company Limited, global leader in developing and manufacturing diagnostic technologies for sleep and associated disorders Compumedics Limited, oil, gas exploration and production company Adelaide Energy Limited and many more.

D H Flinders has partnered with accounting and audit firm Pitcher Partners, investor relations firm Bourse Communications, marketing communications group Motivo, commercial law firm Piper Alderman and global business and financial information firm Bloomberg to present the conference in conjunction with association partners Association of Financial Advisers and Stockbrokers Association of Australia.

The Australian Microcap Investment Conference aims to act as a conduit and facilitate the sometimes challenging communication process between a company and its stakeholders, which may include shareholders, stockbrokers, fund managers, analysts, institutions, private investors and the business media.

In commenting on Australia’s largest microcap event, Craig Dunstan, Executive Director of D H Flinders said:

“We are delighted to have secured 22 outstanding ASX listed companies to present as well as a key note presentation from Bill Laister of Contango Microcap Investors.”

“This year we have over 240 professional investors, stockbrokers and financial advisers registered to attend. The microcap sector is generating greater interest each year as investors realise the gains to be made by investing in smaller companies.

The microcap universe comprises over 1700 companies with a market capitalisation of under $250m dollars

The microcap universe comprises over 1700 companies with a market capitalisation of under $250m dollars presenting many opportunities for investors.

Australia’s leading group of emerging ASX listed companies to showcase at this year’s Conference are:

Oil and gas companies Neon Energy , Central Petroleum , Adelaide Energy and MEC Resources Neon Energy, Central Petroleum, Adelaide Energy and MEC Resources

Biotech companies Patrys , Compumedics and Circadian Technologies Patrys, Compumedics and Circadian Technologies

Technology companies Advanced Breaking Technologies , NewSat , Jumbo Interactive , ipernica , NetComm and Integrated Research Advanced Breaking Technologies, NewSat, Jumbo Interactive, ipernica, NetComm and Integrated Research; and

Australian Power& Gas (electricity retailer), Centuria Capital (investment manager), Gage Roads Brewing , Gale Pacific (shade cloth (electricity retailer), Centuria Capital (investment manager), Gage Roads Brewing, Gale Pacific (shade cloth manufacturer), Gold Road Resources (mining), Healthzone (health product retailing), Integrated Legal Holdings(legal services), Norfolk Group (electrical and communications services) and Webster (agriculture).

For more information please contact:

Craig Dunstan, Executive Director D H Flinders Limited

Rod North, Managing Director

Bourse Communications Pty Ltd

T:

03 8352 7140

T: 03 9510 8309

E:

events@dhflinders.com

M: 04 08 670 706 rod@boursecommunications.com.au

ABOUT D H FLINDERS LIMITED

D H Flinders is a specialist Asia Pacific corporate advisory practice focused on emerging and small cap

companies. D H Flinders encompasses a highly experienced team of advisors who all have significant hands-on

business management experience in developing and growing businesses in the Asia Pacific region. The D H Flinders team has a proven track record with experience in growing businesses in different markets and weathering different business cycles.

D H Flinders provides considerable value through advising on entry and growth strategies, operating

improvements, development of business strategy and assisting with financing decisions. The Company assists clients to achieve their business aspirations with calculated certainty and confidence whether it is in business conceptualisation, commercialisation, expansion, acquisition, restructuring, listing or divestment.

The 2 nd Annual Australian Microcap Investment Conference is being held in Melbourne over two days on Tuesday 18 October and Wednesday 19 October 2011 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in the ‘Arthur Streeton Auditorium’.

For more information please visit www.microcapconferences.com.au or www.dhflinders.com and go to ‘Events’.