Harris & Harris Group Announces New Board Member

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:TINY) is pleased to announce that the Company's Board of Directors, upon recommendation by its Nominating and Management Development Committee, elected Ms. Stacy Brandom to serve as a Director of the Company, effective January 1, 2014, until the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until her successor is duly elected and qualified.

Since October 2009, Ms. Brandom has been an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trinity Wall Street, an historic Anglican church in lower Manhattan, NY. Prior to joining Trinity, she was a Managing Advisor of Brandom Advisors, from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Brandom served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Citi Smith Barney from 2005 to 2007. She held various positions at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor firms from 1984 to 2005 including Chief Financial Officer of JP Morgan Chase Corporate Sector and Chase Middle Market Group; Head of Strategy and Administration, Corporate Business Service of JP Morgan Chase; Head of Strategy and Administration and Managing Director, Global Investment Banking (Chase); Head of Strategy and Managing Director, Global Bank (Chemical Bank, pre Chase merger). She was graduated from the University of North Texas (B.B.A.) and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University (M.B.A.).

The Board of Directors believes that Ms. Brandom's knowledge and experience in the financial and investment banking industries will contribute to the strategic direction of the Company.

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