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New York, NY June 15, 2009. Todd Beckwith, a veteran food and agribusiness banking executive with over 25 years experience, has joined AgriCapital Advisors, AgriCapital's team of executives and professionals that provide deep industry knowledge. He will serve the special needs of cooperatives and privately-held agribusiness companies, and will strengthen AgriCapital's capabilities in growth and renewal financings.

Mr. Beckwith has served in the financial services industry for over 25 years specializing in the Food and Agribusiness sector. He has dealt with both agribusinesses and producers. His experience includes time with KeyBank, NA, TelMark, Inc, and CoBank ACB for 20 years. Mr. Beckwith’s experience ranges from traditional financings, merger and acquisitions, to turnarounds and strategic planning. He understands the supply chain logistics in the food and agribusiness sector from the farm gate to the food plate. Mr. Beckwith has worked with both senior management and board of directors as they develop their strategic plans and assisted in implementation. In addition to his banking experience, Mr. Beckwith has been co-founder of three entrepreneurial projects including CFO of a start-up air cargo/air taxi service. With AgriCapital, Mr. Beckwith’s focus will be on cooperatives, and privately-held agribusiness companies.

RB Halaby, Chairman of AgriCapital, commented: “We are happy to have Todd on board, his strong background in banking will complement our efforts to meet the investment banking needs of American agribusiness.”

AgriCapital is a specialized investment banking firm focused on agribusiness. Since 1983, AgriCapital has provided advisory services related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; private placements of debt and equity; and corporate finance consulting.

Contact: RB Halaby, Chairman