SOURCE: Stock Market Solutions, Inc.

June 22, 2005 10:00 ET

Texas Prototypes, Inc. President & CEO, Michael C. Shores, Honored as Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 Awards

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2005 -- On June 14, 2005, Stock Market Solutions, Inc. (OTC BB: SMKT) (the "Company"), and its wholly owned subsidiary entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger with Texas Prototypes, Inc. ("TXP").

SMKT is proud to provide more information on TXP and its President, Michael Shores:

On June 18, 2005, TXP-Texas Prototypes, Inc., a global provider of prototyping electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for original equipment and contract manufacturers, President & CEO, Michael C. Shores, was honored as a Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2005 Awards in the Southwest Area in the Realizing Business Potential Award category. Mr. Shores was selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of local business, academic, and community leaders. The awards were announced on June 18, 2005 at a banquet held at the International Apparel Mart in Dallas.

Each year Ernst & Young, through its Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, recognizes significant business achievements around the world. Such accomplishments are made possible by the entrepreneurial spirit -- the incredible depth and character that entrepreneurs possess as they develop new technologies, create faster ways to distribute goods and services, and improve the quality of life for people around them.

Over the last decade, Mr. Shores has helped Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) launch new high-tech electronic products into manufacturing production in the telecommunications, networking, military, medical, and consumer market segments. Prior to founding Texas Prototypes, Inc., he developed strong business relationships with major OEMs while starting a New Product Introduction Center for a global tier one EMS provider.

Since its incorporation in 2002, TXP has led the electronics industry outsourcing supply chain evolution in the prototyping and quick-turn manufacturing market segment. The company's success has been attributed to its unique manufacturing execution model which gives OEMs the resources to transform their intellectual property into product development, then provides them the global competitive advantage to launch their manufacturing to a contract manufacturer, or back to their own internal manufacturing facilities, anywhere in the world.

TXP was selected as a 2004 Supply & Design Chain Champion alongside Cisco, EMC, NEC and Sparton, by Electronics Supply & Manufacturing magazine. "The acceptance of our business model has been overwhelming," said Michael C. Shores. "I am proud to be at the head of one of the Pre-Manufacturing Services industry's fastest growing companies, and very excited about what the future potentially holds."

About The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national, and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

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About TXP-Texas Prototypes, Inc.

Texas Prototypes, Inc. (TXP), based in Richardson, Texas, is a global provider of Pre-Manufacturing Services for the electronics industry, supporting original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, contract manufacturers and new technology innovators. The Company excels in both design and supply chain solutions services for new product development, which include prototyping and quick-turn electronic assembly, new product introduction, pilot production, material supply chain management as well as the transfer of product into production. TXP's core technology focus is on complex printed circuit board assemblies, photonics, optoelectronics, and advanced packaging solutions, while forging profitable business opportunities with well-positioned high speed, digital, analog, and RF technologies and industries that require complementary service requirements. By working closely with its customers and being highly responsive to their requirements throughout the design processes, TXP believes that it can be an integral part of its customers' operations, accelerate their time-to-market and time-to-volume production and reduce their product costs. TXP has three operating divisions that build on its Design for Manufacturability foundation: TXP-Texas Prototypes, TXP - Photonics, and TXP - Packaging. For more information visit, or contact Michael C. Shores, Tel: 214.575.9300, E-mail:

This release contains various forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which represent the company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events of the company's financial performance. These forward-looking statements are further qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including the company's ability to obtain future financing on favorable terms, changes in the software industry that compel the company to alter its present business strategy, the company's ability to attract management capable of implementing the company's existing or future business strategy and the risk factors set forth in the company's SB-2 registration statement. Results actually achieved may differ materially from expected results included in these statements as a result of these factors or others.

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