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Public Company Management Corporation

September 02, 2005 09:15 ET

OTCBB INDEX NEWS: PUBC Announces New Inclusion on the PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 2, 2005) - Public Company Management Corporation (OTCBB:PUBC) has listed Guardian Technologies International, Inc. (OTCBB:GDTI) on its newly released PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index™, which includes 30 companies trading on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB). The index, located online at http://pcmc.stockgroup.com/pcmc30.asp, was created as a service to the millions of investors that follow companies traded only on the Over the Counter markets. Companies on the Index currently have an average stock price of $5.86, average market capitalization of $174 million, and an average 3-month volume of 142,693 with exposure to seven industries and 22 sectors. As the PCMC 30 evolves, it is the long-term objective of PUBC to establish either an ETF or closed-end fund that would foster greater OTCBB market awareness and investment opportunities.

"We constructed the PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index in an effort to shine a positive light onto the OTCBB, as the comprehensive tracking of these 30 OTCBB stocks delivers greater transparency, financial data and comparative performance indices to the public marketplace," said Stephen Brock, president of PUBC and founder of the PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index™. "It is our intent to advance the public visibility of the OTCBB, given the quotation service is a premier staging ground for small businesses to grow and have the opportunity to raise capital. If those small-to-medium enterprises (SME) achieve operational scale and work hard enough to meet the formal exchange listing standards, they have the potential to eventually graduate to the next level and be listed on the Nasdaq or AMEX. Indeed, since the launch of the PCMC30 Index, we have already had four companies graduate to a formal exchange."

Currently, GDTI is one of four companies listed on the Index that operates in the healthcare and Department of Homeland Security sectors. It operates in the medical appliances and equipment industry, which includes peers such as IDX Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXC) and Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ:MRGE).

"Guardian is a promising company competing in the booming technology industry, and we are pleased to include it on the index," Brock continued. "We look forward to tracking this company's growth and seeing great things from it."

About the PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index

The PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index was created in an effort to engender greater awareness, transparency and mainstream legitimacy to a rather misunderstood capital market. Its operator, PUBC, hopes that the index will serve to educate greater numbers of investors about the validity of OTCBB stocks and to broadcast the value of the OTCBB as a springboard for small companies to launch into the mainstream exchanges. In fact, since its inception in July, the Index has seen several listed companies graduate to a mainstream exchange, including True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ:TRLG), GAINSCO, Inc. (AMEX:GAN), Law Enforcement Associates Corp. (AMEX:AID) and Covad Communications Group, Inc. (AMEX:DVW).

The PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index™ is the only resource of its kind available for those interested in the performance of stocks traded on the OTCBB. The index is comprised of 30 stocks that are selected based on the following eight criteria: (1) three month average trade volume; (2) market capitalization; (3) historical stock price; (4) shares outstanding; (5) estimated float; (6) sales; (7) operating history; (8) industry/sector diversity. The Index is subject to change without notice; certain events like migration to a mainstream exchange or other factors may be a catalyst for removals or substitutions. PUBC or its employees do not hold positions within any of the companies listed on the index.

The OTCBB is a regulated quotation service that displays real-time quotes, last-sale prices, and volume information in over-the-counter (OTC) equity securities. An OTC equity security generally is any equity that is not listed or traded on Nasdaq or a national securities exchange. OTCBB securities include national, regional, and foreign equity issues, warrants, units, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), and Direct Participation Programs (DPPs). To be eligible for quotation on the OTCBB, issuers must remain current in their filings with the SEC or applicable regulatory authority. OTCBB issuers are subject to many of the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, some of which are now in effect.

Over the past five years volume on the OTCBB has grown approximately ten-fold. There was nearly a 300 percent increase from 1998 to 1999. Through the end of April 2005, there were 77 billion shares traded on the OTCBB, according to the OTC Journal. The PCMC Bulletin Board 30 Index™ is the only measurement of performance of stocks traded in the Over the Counter Market.

About Guardian Technologies

Guardian Technologies, based in Herndon, Va., employs high-performance imaging technologies and advanced analytics to create integrated information management products and services. It primarily focuses on the areas of healthcare radiology and transportation security scanning. Guardian's products and services automate the processing of large quantities of graphic, numeric, and textual data so organizations can efficiently detect, extract, analyze or effectively act upon the information gleaned from the data. Guardian's solutions are designed to improve the quality and speed of decision-making and enhance organizational productivity and accuracy.

The core component of Guardian's overall business strategy is gaining and securing a competitive advantage through the advanced technologies. Guardian's product set is a platform for innovation with a suite of products that efficiently integrate, streamline and distribute business and clinical information and images across the enterprise. Guardian has leveraged its integration experience to create solutions that improve the customer's productivity and enhance the quality of their business operations.

For additional information, visit www.guardiantechintl.com.

About Public Company Management Corporation

PUBC is a fast-growing, emerging company that provides a number of consulting and advising services to companies seeking to access public capital markets. PUBC's primary service is to help promising private companies become publicly traded companies by listing them on the OTCBB. PUBC focuses on the small business market segment, traditionally underserved by large investment banks such as Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) and JP Morgan Chase Co. (NYSE:JPM).

PUBC helps business owners create liquidity for investors and long-term value for their companies, shareholders and partners by participating in public capital markets. PUBC supports the full lifecycle of entering the public market through its various subsidiaries:

Education -- Pubco White Papers (http://www.PubcoWhitePapers.com) hosts a comprehensive body of knowledge on private and public equity markets.

Registration and listing -- Go Public Today (http://www.GoPublicToday.com) provides a complete solution to help small companies register securities for public offerings and obtain a listing on the OTCBB.

Regulatory compliance -- Public Company Management Services (http://www.PCMS-Team.com) assists new and existing public companies in negotiating the new complexities of maintaining a public company and creating sustainable and affordable compliance processes.

PUBC leads by example, demonstrating to current and future clients' best practices in taking a company public, investor relations, public relations, regulatory compliance, and raising capital.

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