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September 30, 2011

Marriott & Co. Provides Valuation Advisory Services to Network Data Security Experts

Richmond, VA – Marriott & Co., a premier middle market investment banking firm based in Richmond, VA, is pleased to announce that it provided valuation advisory services to Network Data Security Experts, Inc. (“NDSE”) with respect to a management-led recapitalization. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Network Data Security Experts (“NDSE”) is a leading provider of total network solutions and services, offering voice, data, converged technology and consulting solutions. NDSE provides its solutions to all types of small to medium-sized companies with a specialization in manufacturing, financial, medical and legal firms. NDSE’s services are focused on providing the business tools that small businesses need to compete, providing affordable technology designs based on unique business requirements.

Frank Ernesto IV, CEO of NDSE, said, “It was a pleasure working with the Marriott & Co. team. They were responsive and performed a very thorough analysis in a relatively tight timeline. I look forward to the continued success of NDSE and potential opportunities to work together with Marriott & Co. in the future.”

“NDSE has built an impressive business over the past 15 years,” said Justin Marriott, Managing Director of Marriott & Co., “and our firm was pleased to assist the company by providing valuation services in conjunction with its recapitalization. I wish Frank and his team continued success and hope that we may work together again.”

About Network Data Security Experts, Inc.:
Since 1996 NDSE has provided the specialized IT solutions that can help companies achieve their business goals. NDSE’s flexible computer services can allow management teams to focus on their business, instead of the technology they need to keep it running.

NDSE offers the network solutions that can drive businesses to become more profitable, productive, and stress-free.

About Marriott & Co.:
Marriott & Co. ( is a premier, independent investment banking firm focused on advising privately held companies across a wide variety of industries. Our firm is dedicated to building long-term relationships with middle market companies, and we have a long track record of delivering results on assignments such as mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, consulting engagements and restructurings. Our unique entrepreneurial culture enables us to tailor our services to meet the needs of our clients, and our professionals have an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing these companies today. By providing senior level attention, a relationship approach and a high level of execution to every assignment we undertake, Marriott & Co. is a value-added partner to our clients. Our team has deep relationships throughout the private capital markets, and we frequently achieve valuations and structures for our clients that exceed industry norms.

Contact: Justin Marriott
Phone: (804) 344-0952