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    1. 1. This presentation is a high level summary of Lucite Advisor’s SNAPP Program available through Nile Capital. For more information, contact: Bob Roach (617) 641-2865 or Bilal Basrai (312) 475-0104 Presented by Nile Capital, LLC. & Lucite Advisors, LLC.
    2. 2. <ul><li>Nile Capital, LLC, (“Nile”) is a minority owned, boutique investment firm focused upon closely held and publicly traded microcap companies ( </li></ul><ul><li>Nile facilitates access to capital, exit/liquidity events, corporate finance advisory, business development and strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>The principals of Nile have broad and varied experience in private placements, venture capital, corporate finance, M&A, investor relations and operations </li></ul><ul><li>Nile proactively works with clients in a variety of industries to create and enhance shareholder value utilizing a strategic, operating and balance sheet perspective </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Facilitate access to acquisition and growth capital for select companies with defined markets and extraordinary growth and ROI potential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PIPE, venture capital, private equity and mezzanine debt financings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry agnostic, but specific analytical capabilities in Life Sciences and technology companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accelerate the achievement of business and financial objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide hands-on strategic, financial, & operational expertise and assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize Nile’s internal resources as well as Nile’s strategic partner relationships to enhance and maximize shareholder value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop, drive and execute viable exit/liquidity scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth creation for principals and investors </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Strategic Advisory Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consult to business owners regarding Financings, Divestitures, and Mergers & Acquisitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise debt and equity capital to fund projected uses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise debt and equity for the acquisition of an existing business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Plan Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create business plans for companies seeking equity capital, debt financing, or to attract potential buyers or strategic partners </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Nile’s primary business focus is to identify promising growth or acquisition opportunities that fit the risk/return profile for a variety of accredited investors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promising companies at attractive valuations possessing good management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Targeted investment opportunities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private and publicly traded microcap companies with superior, risk adjusted ROI prospects below the radar screen of traditional private equity sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selective early stage venture capital situations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As an asset class, the microcap segment provide risk diversification as well as attractive risk-adjusted returns </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Lucite Advisors, LLC is an investment advisory firm that assists both public and private companies raise growth capital ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lucite partners with management teams and leading financial institutions to provide the capital, expertise, and strategic relationships necessary to build market-leading businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Lucite Advisors developed the SNAPP program to significantly increase a company’s shareholder base while providing accredited investors with investment opportunities at a discount to current market values </li></ul><ul><li>Lucite Advisors conducts all securities-related activity through Nile Capital </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Nile has partnered with the principals of Lucite Advisors, LLC to offer a unique program called SNAPP – Shareholder Net Acquisition Placement Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SNAPP provides a platform to significantly increase the shareholder base of promising, microcap companies (market capitalization less than $300 MM) with defined markets, proven revenue and business models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through Nile, approved microcap companies offer up to $1 million of common equity shares to SNAPP investors at a significant discount to current market value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accredited investors who participate in the SNAPP program are provided the opportunity to build a diverse portfolio of promising microcap companies with an initial cost basis below the then current market value plus potentially other enticing investment terms </li></ul><ul><li>A simple, cost effective process that benefits both investors and companies </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Many small companies seek a more robust shareholder base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A limited shareholder base makes it more difficult for companies to raise sufficient capital to grow operations, move to a higher-level public exchange, and ultimately bring increased liquidity to their stock. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>While as an asset class, the microcap market offers investors risk & asset allocation diversification, price volatility is often a mitigating factor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As with many investments, cost basis is a key factor to generating superior, risk adjusted returns </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Shareholder Net Acquisition Placement Program (SNAPP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issuer Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increases shareholder base </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raises additional capital </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May qualify company for listing with a higher exchange </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positions company for more trading volume </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an investor relations function </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investor Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost basis at a significant discount to current market value </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively low, per company investment exposure (up to $5,000) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete control of investment decision making and exit process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to build a portfolio of SNAPP investments </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Q: What is the typical investment size for a SNAPP transaction? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: We anticipate an initial range between $2,500 and $5,000 per investor. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q: May I decide how much to invest in each SNAPP transaction? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: No, each offering will be a fixed amount for all investors. However, investors will be able to decide (on a company by company basis) whether or not to invest. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q: May I decide which SNAPP offerings I’d like to invest in or is this a series of offerings to which I’m obligated? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: You may decide which offerings you’d like to invest in and which ones you will reject. Each transaction will be a separate offering. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q: How many SNAPP offerings can investors expect to see? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: Eventually we hope to facilitate as many as one to two offerings per month. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Q: What is the waiting period from the time a SNAPP investor funds an investment until the shares are tradable? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: Typically it will take 6 months, although it could be sooner, depending upon the type of transaction. Again, you will be able to manage the shares in your individual brokerage account. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q: Why would a company be willing to sell shares at a discount? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: Many quality companies have a substantial need to add new shareholders to their base.  Because of this, companies are willing to offer enticing terms in order to attract a large and diverse accredited shareholder base. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q: Please describe the model SNAPP company? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: A typical SNAPP target company may be traded on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB), have a strong & experienced management team, solid earnings & operational history, clean balance sheet, compelling product/service and in need of additional accredited shareholders. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Q: How does a SNAPP investor’s small investment help a high-growth company? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: By making a small investment, SNAPP investors become shareholders of the company and thereby increase the shareholder base and public float. Many of the higher-level exchanges, such as the NYSE AMEX or NASDAQ National Markets, have minimum corporate shareholder size requirements of 400-800 public shareholders. Once the company has acquired additional shareholders, they are able to move to a higher-level exchange, thereby increasing the company’s exposure to a larger universe of investors and analyst coverage. These types of moves to higher level exchanges may result in improved market valuations and acceptance. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>Benefits to Investors/Shareholders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorable investment terms for the participating investors at a significant discount to the public market price of a growth oriented microcap company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk is mitigated due to a relatively small amount of money invested in each transaction (up to $5,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normally a 6-month lock-up, then shares may be sold at your discretion – this is NOT a fund, investors manage their own account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nile identifies suitable companies with solid fundamentals, good growth trajectories, clean balance sheet, good management, reasonable valuation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target to offer one opportunity per month, thus increasing portfolio diversification – investors are NOT obligated to invest in any of the transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interested investors will need to fill out an accredited investor questionnaire. Please contact Bob Roach ( [email_address] ), Bilal Basrai ( [email_address] ) or your Nile relationship manager </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    14. 16. <ul><li>Benefits to Company Receiving Funds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over-arching goal is to increase both the company’s shareholder base and public awareness of the stock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates accredited investor interest and following of a microcap company  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to enable a microcap company to qualify for a broader stock exchange (NASDAQ National/ NYSE AMEX), with hopefully a better reflected share price  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospects for greater liquidity and increased average daily volume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to provide post-transaction, investor relations support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dilution is minimal – typically 7% or less </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  Interested companies should contact Bob Roach ( [email_address] ), Bilal Basrai ( [email_address] ) or your Nile relationship manager </li></ul>
    15. 17. Robert G. Roach, Jr. CEO & Managing Director [email_address] Boston, MA <ul><li>SNAPP </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capital Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions/roll ups </li></ul><ul><li>PIPES </li></ul><ul><li>Hedge Fund Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Contract CFO </li></ul>Graham Phillips Managing Director [email_address] Los Angeles, CA <ul><li>Acquisitions/roll ups </li></ul><ul><li>PIPES </li></ul><ul><li>Later Stage Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Hedge Fund Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Contract CFO </li></ul>Mary Lecca Vice President &Compliance Officer [email_address] Boston, MA <ul><li>Compliance & Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Transaction Support </li></ul>Bilal Basrai Vice President [email_address] Chicago, IL <ul><li>SNAPP Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>PIPES </li></ul><ul><li>Equity Lines of Credit </li></ul>Debra Goundrey Vice President [email_address] New York, NY <ul><li>Hedge Fund Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions/roll ups </li></ul>Henry Noel Vice President [email_address] Boston, MA <ul><li>SNAPP </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capital Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions/roll ups </li></ul><ul><li>PIPES </li></ul>