SOURCE: Pacific Peak Investments

August 22, 2005 17:00 ET

Titanium Design Studio, Inc. Hires Master Jeweler/Designer

Well Known "Designer for the Stars," Blake Hill, to Join Titanium Design Studio, Inc.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2005 -- Pacific Peak Investments (OTC BB: PPKI) announced today that one of its portfolio companies, Titanium Design Studio, Inc. ("TDS"), has hired Master Jeweler/Designer, Blake Hill.

Most recently, Mr. Hill served as a Designer and New Product Development Manager at Las Vegas-based Tower of Jewels. Mr. Hill also spent five years at Kabana, Inc., where he managed a design and development staff of eighteen. Mr. Hill, a self-taught lapidary, attended the Santa Monica, CA-based Gemological Institute of America in 1978. Over the course of his career, Mr. Hill has also designed custom jewelry for many celebrities.

David B. South, President of Titanium Design Studio, Inc., stated, "We are very fortunate to get someone with Blake's background. His design, development and production experience will be a tremendous benefit to TDS. Additionally, the resources and contacts that come with 25 years of experience will be extremely beneficial on the sales and marketing front."

Blake Hill stated, "I am looking forward to working with David South and the rest of the TDS team. What David has created in terms of cast titanium jewelry is revolutionary. Not only can I now design intricate titanium jewelry in a manner previously unheard of, but the fact is that the popularity of titanium jewelry is growing at a tremendous rate. The timing for David's technology could not be better."

To purchase TDS product online, please visit www.titanium-jewelry.com/titanium-design-studio.html or visit Yates & Co. Jewelers at 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA 95356. Yates & Co. can be reached at 1-800-370-2646

About Titanium Design Studio, Inc.

Titanium Design Studio, Inc. is a Nevada-based corporation founded by David B. South. The Company was founded on its proprietary ability to cast precision titanium pieces resulting in a level of detail not obtainable by milling titanium. The initial focus of the TDS has been the titanium jewelry industry, the fastest-growing segment of the jewelry business. Due to proprietary TDS technologies, the firm can economically produce and supply jewelry in shapes and patterns, which were previously considered to be impossible or uneconomical to manufacture. Beyond the jewelry industry, TDS believes its technology has applications in a number of other industries including sporting goods (fishing rods), commemorative coins, aerospace and dentistry.

David South has spent over 10 years as a jewelry designer casting and manufacturing custom pieces. Three years ago Mr. South saw the opportunity to develop jewelry in the new and lucrative metal of titanium. He is a self-taught artisan and has had experience in mass production of silver, gold, brass, bronze and pewter. Mr. South also developed the art of stone in place casting with titanium alloys. His products have been sold to large companies including BMG Music, Universal Studios, and Deseret Book. Mr. South won International Recognition from the World Titanium Council in May 2003 when he was presented an award at the JCK tradeshow in Las Vegas. For further information about Titanium Design Studio, Inc. please visit: www.titaniumdesignstudio.com.

About Pacific Peak Investments

As an investment company that has elected to be treated as a "business development company" (BDC) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Pacific Peak Investments is looking to invest in companies that are cash flow positive or are likely to become cash flow positive in the foreseeable future based on sound economic fundamentals. These entities will have the prospect for expansion as a result of access to capital and/or additional management acumen. As part of this strategic process, the Company is looking for investment opportunities in all consumer product categories and/or services that have the potential for a positive return on investment, both in terms of current income and capital appreciation. The Company presently holds equity positions in EON Beverage Group, Inc., Titanium Design Studio, Inc. and Island Tribe, Inc. For additional information about Pacific Peak Investments, please visit www.pacificpeakinvestments.com.

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