SOURCE: NewMarket Technology, Inc.

NewMarket Technology, Inc.

February 22, 2010 11:45 ET

NewMarket Technology, Inc. Announces Potential Increased Short Squeeze Pressure in Reaction to 'Buy' Rating and $1.47 Price per Share Recommendation

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - NewMarket Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NWMT) was listed on the Regulation SHO "threshold security" list (link: http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/trader.aspx?id=RegSHOThreshold) on January 11th, 2010. Today, the Company announced an independent analyst report with a 'buy' rating and a $1.47 target price per share. Management anticipates the 'buy' rating and $1.47 target price per share recommendation to potentially increase buy-in pressure on any party that has failed to deliver NewMarket stock following the sale transaction of NewMarket stock.

As defined in Rule 203(c)(6) of Regulation SHO, a "threshold security" is any equity security of any issuer that is registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act, or that is required to file reports under Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (commonly referred to as reporting securities), where, for five consecutive settlement days:

-- There are aggregate fails to deliver at a registered clearing agency of
   10,000 shares or more per security;
-- The level of fails is equal to at least one-half of one percent of the
   issuer's total shares outstanding; and
-- The security is included on a list published by a self-regulatory
   organization (SRO).

A security ceases to be a threshold security if it does not exceed the specified level of fails for five consecutive settlement days.

The independent analyst that reviewed NewMarket Technology, Inc. is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) in accordance with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Conduct. The analyst has previously conducted research for a number of Western European and North American financial institutions, including Janney Montgomery Scott. NewMarket engaged the analyst and paid for the services prior to any recommendation rating or price target to ensure objective research.

An on-demand Webcast is scheduled for tomorrow to present a review of the research report, including the potential increased short squeeze pressure.

"I believe the target price is rather optimistic in the current market, but a good indication of the Company's value," said Philip Verges, Chairman and Founder of NewMarket in reaction to the analyst report released today. "I plan to discuss my perspective on a more reasonable interim target price in the prevailing market conditions in the Webcast scheduled for tomorrow. I do believe there is a good opportunity to realize an increased share price particularly in the face of the prevailing short position that has remained for over a month."

To review the report, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company website at www.newmarkettechnology.com.

The on-demand Webcast will be posted to the NewMarket website www.newmarkettechnology.com, and a link to the Webcast will be published and sent to the NewMarket e-mail database upon release of the Webcast Tuesday.

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About NewMarket Technology, Inc. (http://www.newmarkettechnology.com/)

NewMarket is a reporting company with audited financial reports filed with the SEC. NewMarket provides systems integration, technology infrastructure services and emerging technology worldwide. NewMarket has a focus on providing technology and support services to rapidly growing economies where technology purchasing is on the rise. In addition to its base of operations in North America, NewMarket has operations today in the growing economies of China, Southeast Asia, Brazil and Northern Latin America. Last year the Company reported over $40 million in revenue from Asia and over $20 million in revenue from Latin America. Overall, NewMarket reported over $95 million in revenue for 2008.

Across the globe, NewMarket is a Microsoft and Oracle partner, distributes various computer hardware and peripherals from brand partners such as Dell, HP, IBM, Cisco, Sony, Epson, Canon and Sanyo and is also an authorized reseller of operating systems and various software from companies such as Red Hat, Sybase, IBM, BEA, Veritas and others. Additionally, the Company works with emerging technologies such as mobile computing, various security and wireless broadband technologies. NewMarket's rapid growth since 2002 has placed the Company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for 5 consecutive years. NewMarket was recognized as the third fastest growing technology company in the United States in 2006 and the number one fastest growing technology company in North Texas for two years in a row.

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