SOURCE: The Evermedia Group, Inc.

April 16, 2009 08:00 ET

The Evermedia Group Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - The Board of Directors of The Evermedia Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EVRM) has appointed Jonathan Sym as its new Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of Directors effective as of March 31, 2009. His new appointment is in addition to his current role as CEO of Evermedia Biometrics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Evermedia Group.

"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to serve our shareholders as the new CEO. The Evermedia team has worked very hard and continues to work diligently to align the operations of the biometrics division to meet the corporate objectives of the parent company. The overarching mission is to strengthen our core competencies in the iris biometrics sector through continued investment in research and development, expand our capabilities in other modalities through joint ventures and strategic alliances and to monetize these technologies into meaningful sources of revenue," said Mr. Sym. "The key to realizing these objectives will be to identify and attract talented managers, continue to collaborate with academia and to manage our growth smartly."

The company has already initiated Mr. Sym's plan(s) which includes:

-- Aggressively seeking corporate partnerships in complementary technologies such as information assurance, fingerprint biometrics, data storage and management

-- Increasing management and staff to streamline logistics and technology development

-- Outsourcing website development to allow for greater flow of information to shareholders and to enhance transparency of corporate information, news and events

-- Initiating effective financial strategies that will not dilute shareholder equity or require a reverse split to recapitalize the company

-- Seeking opportunities for growth through collaboration and acquisition

-- Growing intellectual property assets and developing more proprietary processes

"My goal is to bring real and meaningful value to our shareholders and customers. We have a comprehensive plan that will allow a growing enterprise such as Evermedia to succeed. I look forward to updating our shareholders frequently on our achievements and attained milestones," said Jonathan Sym.

Mr. Sym is a graduate of the School of Management at Boston University and began his professional career as a Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch and Company. After working several years in the financial advisory industry, he attended graduate school and was a teaching assistant at Harvard University. In 2003, Lieutenant Commander Sym was recalled to active duty in the U.S. Navy and deployed to serve with NATO forces in support of Kosovo Operations and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He continues to serve in the Navy Reserve and resides in New York, NY.

About Evermedia Biometrics

Evermedia Biometrics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Evermedia Group, Inc., develops iris recognition applications using proprietary and patented technologies for the purpose of creating physical and logical access control solutions to service the ID management and security concerns of commercial and government enterprises.

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