SOURCE: MedLink International, Inc.

August 18, 2008 16:00 ET

MedLink International Engages Shattuck Hammond Partners for Financial Advisory and Investment Banking Services

ISLANDIA, NY--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - MedLink International, Inc. (OTCBB: MLKNA), a leading provider of Healthcare IT services to the medical community, announced today that it has engaged Shattuck Hammond Partners, one of the nation's premier investment banks focused on Healthcare services companies. The agreement calls for Shattuck Hammond to act as the exclusive financial advisor and investment banker for the company.

"Shattuck Hammond's expertise in the healthcare sector will be a positive catalyst as MedLink forges ahead with our strategic initiatives. This agreement is the logical next step for the company to execute its strategy to expand its presence in the Healthcare IT arena," stated Ray Vuono, CEO of MedLink International, Inc. "We expect Shattuck Hammond will provide a number of vital services to the company, not the least of which is to assist and provide guidance critical for us to act on strategic acquisition opportunities as well as accelerate our growth and presence in the industry."

Shattuck Hammond has over 50 professionals and senior bankers who average more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and finance and over the past decade have played a prominent role in transactions totaling over $37 Billion.

About Shattuck Hammond Partners

Shattuck Hammond Partners is a division of Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., one of the nation's largest regional full-service brokerage and investment banking firms, and is the securities brokerage subsidiary of Regions Financial Corporation. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Morgan Keegan has over 4,000 employees providing services in some 400 offices. The Shattuck Hammond Division has more than fifty investment banking professionals and offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Nashville and Dallas. Founded in 1993 as a boutique focused on healthcare services, the Firm has steadily grown over the last decade and extended its expertise and success to meet the needs of clients across a variety of healthcare services sectors, including hospitals, senior living, managed care, pharmaceuticals, medical distribution and outsourcing, healthcare information technology and real estate. Additional information about Shattuck Hammond is available at

About MedLink International, Inc.:

MedLink International, Inc. is a full service Healthcare IT company that provides doctors, hospitals, imaging centers, labs and patients with products and services designed to help create, manage and share medical information, all delivered over the MedLink VPN, the industry standard for secure, HIPAA compliant communication. For more information regarding MedLink's products and services please visit

MedLink International markets its line of Healthcare IT products and services through several unique partnerships in the medical community. MedLink International is publicly held, trading on the NASDAQ Bulletin Board (OTCBB: MLKNA).

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