SOURCE: 1st Global Financial Corporation

March 05, 2007 13:28 ET

1st Global Financial Corporation Begins Trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Extensive United States and European Investor Relations Tour to Begin

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- 2007 1st Global Financial Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FGBF) (XETRA: ZUM) is pleased to announce that on January 26, 2007 they were granted permission to trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the third largest stock exchange in the world.

1st Global is beginning a worldwide investor awareness campaign with planned stops in Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland, Frankfurt, Germany and Brussels, Belgium. Company representatives will then travel onto many other cities in Europe including Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, and Stockholm to meet a diversified group of investment professionals. The tour will continue all year long and introduce 1st Global Financial to the European investment community and to look to creating business relationships in the European Community.

Simultaneously with the European tour, an investor awareness campaign in the United States will be set in motion. Company representatives will visit with investment professionals all around the U.S. The kick off to this campaign begins this week with representatives first stopping in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange's volume and securities listings make it one of the world's pre-eminent stock exchanges. It leads all eight German stock exchanges and is responsible for 85 percent of the securities trading volume in Germany. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange provides full service trading capabilities, which include a trading floor as well as an electronic trading exchange, called XETRA.

Frankfurt-based RG Securities submitted the listing application on behalf of 1st Global and will serve as its specialist. RG Securities AG is a financial boutique with extensive experience that has established itself as a well-recognized market maker on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB) and XETRA. RG Securities AG is a full member of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and XETRA. It is also a listing partner of Deutsche Boerse and is fully qualified and recognized by the Deutsche Boerse as a competent advisor in all issues related to the admission to trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Gil Gillis, President of 1st Global, stated, "Our decision to apply for listing in order to trade on the Frankfurt Exchange demonstrates our commitment to facilitate global access to our securities and to improve market liquidity. At the same time, we are looking to expand 1st Global's business opportunities in Western Europe. We are extremely pleased to have such an experienced firm as RG Securities as our listing agent. The listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will help to further establish our business presence in the very lucrative European marketplace."

"Also as part of our shareholder and investment community awareness program, we have instituted a change to the information on the corporate website, these changes include a financial section which will post the latest company financials and provide a listing of the current number of shares issued and outstanding, which today is 9,329,651. The updates will be completed this week and will enhance communication with our shareholders and the investment community."

About 1st Global Financial Corporation

1st Global Financial Corporation's web site is being updated to ensure current company can information can be accessed at (http://www.1stglobalfinancial.com). 1st Global Financial Corporation has two operating subsidiaries: 1st Federal Financial, Inc. is the sales and marketing arm of 1st Global's products, providing merchant bankcard and payment processing for merchants http://www.1stfederalfinancial.com and 1st Federal Advanced Funding, Inc. which provides working capital, through an innovative program, to meet needs of small and mid-sized businesses http://www.1stfederaladvancefunding.com.

This release may include "forward-looking statements" from the company that may or may not materialize and recipients are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon them. It is important to note that actual results could differ materially from those in such "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking statements" are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties.

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