FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar 1 2005
Contact: Mary Hosmer, (573) 751-4704

Carnahan Issues Order Against Two Companies Involved In Offering Unregistered Securities



All securities and the agents offering securities must be registered with the State. The Order demands the companies cease the securities offerings and investment advice in Missouri immediately.

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Missouri's top securities enforcer, encourages consumers to "call the Secretary of State's Investor Hotline at 1-800-721-7996 before investing. One phone call could help prevent the loss of your hard-earned savings." Investors can also log on to the Secretary of State's Web page at www.sos.mo.gov and get securities related materials.