SOURCE: Church & Crawford

July 18, 2007 16:15 ET

Mannea Files Patent Applications for Innovative Technology

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Mannea, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Church & Crawford (PINKSHEETS: CCWD), announced today that it has filed patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for its innovative technology designed to significantly enhance virtual world experiences. Patent applications are for the Company's proprietary technologies based on both Second Life applications and other virtual world experiences.

Church & Crawford President and CEO Jeff Reidy said, "These important technology patent applications represent crucial background support and protection for both our Company and our technology as we move toward full commercialization of our latest technology innovations."

Mannea's new technology allows any person or company that wants to tie their web-based URL to a location in virtual worlds to do so. Companies that have spent millions on their marketing will not have to spend millions more to make the public aware of their new virtual locations, ensuring their existing brands will continue to be important and recognizable in virtual world communities.

About Church & Crawford

Church & Crawford, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CCWD) operates through its wholly owned subsidiary Mannea, LLC (www.mannea.com), an online media and advertising company that integrates real life products and services with the particular culture and community of Internet-based virtual worlds. Its primary target operating market is Second Life, an active, online virtual community and marketplace developed by Linden Labs, with more than 5.6 million active residents.

In conjunction with Mannea, Church & Crawford is implementing an aggressive roll-up strategy to pursue unique opportunities that include both Internet- and brick and mortar-based acquisition candidates with extraordinary potential for long-term growth under its public umbrella.

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