Equities.com Congratulates Chet Paulson on Lifetime Achievement Award

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran investment banker, Chester Paulson, will be honored with the Gary E. Bryant Lifetime Legacy Achievement Award at The West Coast Wall Street Conference in Newport Beach, CA on October 17.

Chet Paulson is widely regarded as one of the preeminent investment bankers in the small/micro cap sector. He is Chairman of Paulson Capital Corp., publicly traded since 1971. The subsidiary, Paulson Investment Company, Inc. has managed or underwritten 170 securities offerings and has generated more than $1.2 billion for client companies and is responsible for deals such as Taser International, Pacific Mercantile Group, S & W Seed, Financial News Network (later acquired by CNBC) and Pre-Paid Legal.

West Coast Wall Street Conference Executive Director, Patrick A. Howell said, "While the Jobs Act was passed with bi-partisan support on April 5, 2012, as a law intended to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various securities regulations, and signal a renewed focus of guiding and financing emerging companies, Paulson maintained its commitment in the process of funding client companies."

Gary E. Bryant, president of Newport Capital Consultants, for whom the award is honored has said about his longtime colleague: "Bankers these days are looking for the quick fix and they are really missing the point. Chet built his career the right way, slowly and deliberately. K.I.S. —Keep it simple—that's his motto. Chet has helped hundreds of companies in American life through the deepest recessions and biggest booms. It's about integrity and Chet's got it."

Investor Relations Contact:

Kellie Davis, Paulson Investment Company, Inc.



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