SOURCE: Pink OTC Markets Inc.

October 14, 2008 09:24 ET

Synergy Brands, Inc. Joins OTCQX

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Pink OTC Markets Inc., the leading electronic inter-dealer quotation system, trading technology and financial information provider for over-the-counter (OTC) securities, today announced that Synergy Brands, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SYBR) (OTCQX: SYBR), a grocery distributor and manufacturer of baking mixes, spices, dinner kits, and stuffing mixes has joined OTCQX.

Investors can find real-time quotes, disclosure, and financial information about Synergy Brands at and under the ticker "SYBR."

"We are pleased to add Synergy Brands to OTCQX," said Cromwell Coulson, Chairman and CEO of Pink OTC Markets Inc. "With OTCQX, Synergy Brands can continue to trade on a respected market tier while providing credible disclosure through a process customized for smaller companies. We are proud to add Synergy Brands to our growing list of OTCQX issuers."

Synergy brands had indicated in a prior news release that it expects that as a result of the move to OTCQX from the Nasdaq, it will save approximately $500,000 annually while continuing to provide transparency and full disclosure to its public shareholders. The Law Offices of Randall J. Perry, in Rutherford, NJ, will act as Synergy Brand's Attorney Designated Advisor for Disclosure (DAD).

About Synergy Brands, Inc.

The core operations of Synergy Brands include the baking mix manufacturing operation in Michigan, operated by Quality Food Brands, which is owned by PHS Group and the grocery and HBA business located in NY. The Company's spice business is also nationally distributed through its Michigan facilities and manufactured for PHS group through a co-packing arrangement in China. The Company's packaged meal business is also distributed through the Company's Michigan distribution center and manufactured under a co-packing arrangement in North Dakota. The Company expanded its Michigan operations to 110,000 square feet in two facilities located in Monroe, Michigan. The Company combines the distribution of nationally recognized brands together with private label brands and proprietary products. For more information visit the company's website at


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