SOURCE: 1st Global Financial Corporation

March 24, 2011 08:00 ET

Ireland's Noted Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Important Minsters and Party Officials Met With 1st Global Financial Corporation Managing Director of Operations in Ireland and Europe, John Hartnett, at the Leinster House, Dublin on March 23, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - 1st Global Financial Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FGBF) announced that on March 23, 2011 John Hartnett, Managing Director of Operations in Ireland and Europe, had meetings with some of Ireland's noted Ministers and Party officials in preparation for Mr. Hartnett's meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (the Taoiseach) next week at the Leinster House in Dublin. Mr. Hartnett will also have meetings with the head of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) in the near future.

Hartnett stated, "I want to thank Jimmy Deenihan, Minster for Equality Gaeltacht Affairs; Joan Burton, Senior Minister for Education and Deputy Leader of the Labour party; Michael McGrath, Spokesperson for the Fianna Fail Party; Pat Rabbitte, former Leader of the Labour party; and Paul Bradford, leading member of the Senate; for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with me in preparation for 1st Global's meeting with Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach."

John Bannister, President of FGBF, stated, "1st Global is looking forward to a mutually beneficial association with the Republic of Ireland and believes that Ireland is the investment choice of winners. Mr. Hartnett's meetings came after we attended the inaugural Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange on the 14th of March 2011."

Mr. Bannister further stated, "This only confirms that we are on the right track to execute our business plan as verified with Mr. Hartnett's meetings with Ireland's noted Ministers and Party officials in preparation for 1st Global's future meeting with Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach. As President Obama stated on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, 'Today is a day for tens of millions of Americans of Irish descent to celebrate the tremendous influence that one small island with a big-hearted people has had on our country,' and we at 1st Global plan to have a positive influence in Ireland."

For additional information about 1st Global Financial Corporation please visit our website, www.1stglobalfinancialcorp.com.

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