SOURCE: Providential Holdings, Inc.

December 21, 2006 09:03 ET

Providential Holdings Trading Symbol to Return to PRVH

Company Announces SEC Determination of Timely Filing

LOS ANGELES, CA and HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 21, 2006 -- Providential Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PRVH) (German Stock Exchanges: PR7, WKN 935160), a provider of international advisory services specializing in mergers and acquisitions, announced the company will resume its trading symbol as PRVH today, Thursday, Dec. 21.

Chairman and CEO Henry Fahman said, "The Securities and Exchange Commission has considered that our most recent 10QSB filing was made on a timely basis, given the technical difficulties encountered by our filing agent during the process. We want to thank the Corporation Finance Division of the SEC for its consideration and its prompt action to preserve the best interest of public investors and shareholders. We also thank the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Nasdaq Stock Market for their cooperation and assistance in this matter."

About Providential Holdings, Inc.

Providential Holdings and its subsidiaries engage in a number of diverse business activities, the most important of which are M&A advisory services and independent energy. The company acquires and consolidates special opportunities in selective high-growth industries to create additional value, acts as an incubator for emerging companies and technologies, and provides financial consultancy and M&A advisory services to U.S. and foreign companies. As part of its activities in Vietnam, Providential has been hosting seminars in conjunction with the Nasdaq Stock Market, the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a leading U.S. investment banking firm to help Vietnamese companies go public and raise capital through the U.S. financial markets. For more information on Providential Holdings and its subsidiaries, visit

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For investor relations questions regarding Providential, contact Frank Hawkins or Julie Marshall, Hawk Associates, at (305) 451-1888, e-mail:, or visit or

Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Hawk Associates, Inc.
    Frank N. Hawkins, Jr. or Julie Marshall
    Phone: (305) 451-1888
    Email: Email Contact