SOURCE: Universal Media Corporation

September 26, 2011 16:31 ET

UMED Holdings, Inc. Retains National Public Relations/Investor Relations Firm

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - UMED Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UMED) today announced that it has retained the national public relations firm Martin E. Janis & Company, Inc. to carry out a fully integrated public relations and investor relations program for the company. The 60-year-old firm, with its home office in Chicago, has represented numerous emerging growth companies in a variety of industries, helping these companies tell their stories to appropriate constituencies for optimum results.

"We are extremely excited to be working with the Janis organization," said Kevin Bentley, Chief Executive Officer of UMED Holdings. "Their experience in the oil and gas industry in particular will be of great benefit to UMED Holdings, Inc. as we commence our activities with the planned roll out of The University of Texas at Arlington/1st Resource Group Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) conversion units."

The program is expected to consist of both investor relations activities, including meetings with the financial communities in a number of US markets, as well as public relations activities including media relations.

About UMED Holdings, Inc.

UMED Holdings, Inc. ( located in Fort Worth, Texas, is a publicly-traded holding company with business interests in energy, precious metals, IT, aerospace, and entertainment. The GTL conversion project is a joint one being carried out with 1st Resource Group, who has licensed the technology and is working with The University of Texas at Arlington to further develop the conversion units. These units are designed to be portable and can be deployed at a cost of millions of dollars, rather than the billions of dollars that are currently required to build full scale facilities. These GTL conversion units can take advantage of market imbalances between the energy values of natural gas and the price of refined fuels.

About 1st Resource Group, Inc.

1st Resource Group, Inc. ( located in Fort Worth, Texas, is comprised of oil and gas professionals and experts who are developing small-scale portable, modular Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) conversion units intended to help natural gas producers gain improved market advantage.

About University of Texas Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington ( is a comprehensive research institution in the heart of North Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements

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These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and UMED undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by the "Risk Factors" and other cautionary statements included in the Company's annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other public filings with OTC Markets.

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