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AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (ADK)

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. is an expanding national leader in the development, ownership, and management of assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and retirement communities. The company's 3,600 employees provide high-quality care for patients and residents residing in the 44 facilities that it operates with a total of approximately 3,900 beds/units in service.

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BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI)

BofI Holding, Inc., a NASDAQ Global Select Market listed holding company for a nationwide branchless bank, BofI Federal Bank, has an extremely competitive model compared to its brick-and-mortar competition. With over $2.2 billion in assets, BofI Federal Bank provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners.

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Roth Conference

24th Annual
ROTH Conference
March 11-14, 2012

ROTH Capital Partners is a relationship-driven investment bank that primarily focuses on connecting small-cap publicly traded companies with institutional investors. This year's annual ROTH conference will take place at The Ritz Carlton located in Dana Point, CA, on March 11-14. Bringing together executives from more than 400 growth companies, the 24th Annual ROTH Conference is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. For more information on ROTH Capital Partners, visit

Trinity Biotech plc (TRIB)

Trinity Biotech plc (NASDAQ: TRIB) is a leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic systems for the point-of-care and clinical laboratory sectors of the diagnostic market. The company's products are used in detecting infectious diseases and quantifying haemoglobin A1c levels and other chemistry parameters in serum, plasma and whole blood. The company sells direct in the U.S., Germany, France, and the U.K., as well as through an international distribution network in more than 75 countries. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Trunkbow International Holdings Limited (TBOW)

Trunkbow International Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: TBOW) is a leader in providing Mobile Payment Solutions and Mobile Value Added Solutions in China, supplying all three Chinese mobile telecom operators, as well as resellers, in several Chinese provinces. Utilizing Trunkbow's solutions, these telecom operators are able to give their subscribers access to unique mobile applications, innovative tools, and value-added services, which enhances the mobile experience and resultantly generates higher average revenue per user and reduces subscriber churn. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL)

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) is a leader in providing local governments with end-to-end information management solutions and services. Partnering with clients, the company empowers the public sector – including cities, counties, schools, and other government entities – to become more efficient, accessible and responsive to citizens' needs. Tyler was named one of "America's Best Small Companies" four times in the past five years by Forbes. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (PRTS)

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS) is an online leader in providing automotive aftermarket parts such as body parts, engine parts, performance parts, and accessories. The company serves consumers through its network of Web sites, providing them with a wide selection of products that are competitively priced and mapped by a proprietary product database to product applications based on vehicle makes, models, and years. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT)

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) specializes in developing and supplying critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, medical device, energy, research, and flat panel industries. The company provides its customers with a complete outsource solution for various complex modules, ranging from liquid and gas delivery systems to turnkey system integration. Ultra Clean's primary patrons are original equipment manufacturers for the industries served by the company. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Ultratech, Inc. (UTEK)

Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ: UTEK) is an industry leader in supplying photolithography and laser-processing systems used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs). The company's cutting-edge lithography products provide high throughput and production yields at low overall ownership cost for bump packaging of integrated circuits and HB-LEDs. An innovator in laser processing, Ultratech is responsible for laser spike anneal technology. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (ULTI)

Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, builds on the belief that people are the most important ingredient in any business. The company's award-winning UltiPro provides HR, payroll, and talent management solutions that connect people with needed information and resources to help them work more effectively. This year, Ultimate ranked No. 25 on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work for" list. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Umami Sustainable Seafood (UMAM)

Umami Sustainable Seafood (OTCBB: UMAM) has operations in Croatia and Mexico, which both farm Bluefin tuna. Umami fishes for and farms Bluefin tuna through catching and towing, farming, and harvesting. Umami owns and operates Kali tuna, a Croatian-based aquaculture operation raising Northern Bluefin tuna in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. The company also owns and operates Baja Aqua Farms, a Mexico-based operation for Pacific Bluefin tuna in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California, Mexico. For more information visit the company's Web site at

Uni-Pixel, Inc. (UNXL)

Uni-Pixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL) provides Performance Engineered Films ™ to the lighting and display, solar and flexible electronics markets under the Clearly Superior brand, as well as under private labels to original equipment manufacturers. Uni-Pixel's films are sold as sub-components for liquid crystal displays (LCD) as a back light film and active film sub-component. Uni-Pixel also offers its Clearly Superior finger print resistant protective cover films for multiple touch enabled devices. For more information visit the company's Web site at

UniTek Global Services, Inc. (UNTK)

UniTek Global Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTK) is a provider of permanently outsourced infrastructure services to the telecommunications, broadband cable, wireless, two-way radio, transportation, public safety, and satellite industries. The company has created a scalable operating platform which allows each UniTek subsidiary to bring quality services to its Fortune 200 patrons. UniTek has a diverse workforce of about 6,400 workers in 102 sites in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Ur-Energy, Inc. (URG)

Ur-Energy, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: URG) is a junior uranium company that engages in the identification, acquisition, and exploration of uranium properties in the U.S. and Canada. The company is currently finalizing mine planning and permitting undertakings to bring its Lost Creek Wyoming uranium deposit into production. Permitting will additionally enable the construction of a 2-million-pounds-per-year in situ uranium processing facility. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Uranerz Energy Corporation (URZ)

Uranerz Energy Corporation (NYSE AMEX: URZ) is a U.S. mining company with its focus on near-term commercial in-situ recovery (ISR) production of uranium. The company's first ISR mine in Wyoming is currently under construction. Uranerz controls a substantial strategic land position in the central Powder River Basin of Wyoming, where ISR is the generally accepted extraction technology. Uranerz has entered into long-term sales contracts with Exelon and another of the country's largest nuclear utilities. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Uranium Resources, Inc. (URRE)

Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE) is a company that explores for, develops, and mines uranium. The company has produced more than 8 million pounds of uranium by in-situ recovery in Texas, where it presently has mining projects. The company's strategic plan is to exploit its resource base in New Mexico and Texas, expand its asset base within and outside these states, and partner with and offer its expertise to other mining companies. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Uroplasty, Inc. (UPI)

Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI) is a medical device company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of pioneering proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions. The company is currently focused on the continued commercialization of its Urgent PC Neuromodulation System, which is the only neuromodulation system that has been cleared by the FDA to deliver posterior tibial nerve stimulation for office-based treatment of overactive bladder and its associated symptoms. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

USA Technologies, Inc. (USAT)

USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) leads the industry in networking wireless non-cash transactions, related financial/network services, and energy management. The company supplies the vending, commercial laundry, hospitality, and digital imaging industries with networked credit card and other non-cash systems. USA Technologies has agreements with such companies as Verizon, Visa, Compass, and Crane, and has been granted 79 patents. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Valence Technology, Inc. (VLNC)

Valence Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLNC) is a developer and manufacturer of advanced energy storage solutions. Based in the United States, the company is a global leader in developing and manufacturing safe, long-life lithium iron magnesium phosphate energy storage solutions and integrated command control logic. Valance enables and powers some of the most innovative and environmentally friendly applications in the world, from commercial electric vehicles to industrial and marine equipment. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Velti plc (VELT)

Velti plc (NASDAQ: VELT) is a publicly held corporation and a leading global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology. Velti's solutions enable brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators, and media to launch targeted, interactive and assessable campaigns through engaging and communicating with customers via their mobile devices. Velti mGage, the company's platform, enables users to reach and engage targeted consumers, secure their patronage through mobile and traditional media, then manage those relationships via the mobile channel. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Ventrus BioSciences, Inc. (VTUS)

Ventrus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTUS) is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of late-stage prescription drugs to address gastrointestinal disorders. Among the company's product candidate portfolio, Iferanserin (VEN 309), one of Ventrus' lead products and a topical treatment for hemorrhoids, is currently in the midst of phase 3 clinical trials, as is topical diltiazem (VEN 307), which is a treatment for anal fissures. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Vical, Inc. (VICL)

Vical, Inc. (NASDAQ: VICL) is dedicated to researching and developing biopharmaceutical products that are based on the company's patented DNA delivery technologies for preventing and treating serious or life-threatening diseases. The company is internally developing specific infectious disease and cancer therapeutics. Vical additionally collaborates with major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, thereby gaining access to complementary technologies and resources that aid in expanding Vical's product pipeline and addressing important unmet medical needs. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Vista Gold Corp. (VGZ)

Vista Gold Corp. (NYSE AMEX: VGZ), a Colorado-based company, is presently focused on developing its Mt. Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia. Among its holdings, the company is also furthering exploration in its Guadalupe de los Reyes gold-silver project in Mexico, and Vista Gold recently granted Invecture Group, S.A. de C.V. a right to earn 60 percent interest in its Concordia gold project, also in Mexico. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (VTSS)

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) is a global leader in providing advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks. The company designs, develops, and markets a wide range of high-performance semiconductor solutions that are also cost-competitive. As an industry leader, Vitesse Semiconductor is noted for its engineering excellence and exemplary customer service. For more information, visit the company's Web site at


VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in developing and commercializing novel therapeutic products, including therapies to address obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes, and male sexual health. Qnexa, the company's lead investigational product, has completed phase 3 clinical trials for treating obesity and is currently being considered for approval in the U.S. and E.U. Other VIVUS products are currently at various trial and approval stages. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Volcano Corporation (VOLC)

Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) is a leading developer and manufacturer of precision-guided therapy tools that improve the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease. The company is transforming the medical device industry through its extensive suite of technologies – designed to simplify imaging and therapy and make them more informative and less invasive. Volcano's products arm physicians worldwide with cutting-edge analytical tools that utilize the guiding elements of light and sound. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Washington Banking Company (WBCO)

Washington Banking Company (NASDAQ: WBCO) is a bank holding company based in Oak Harbor, WA. The company operates Whidbey Island Bank, which is a state-chartered full-service commercial bank currently operating 30 full-service branches throughout northwestern Washington. Washington Banking was added to the Russell 2000 Index in 2009 and became part of the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2010 Bank Honor Roll for its superior 10-year track record. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD)

Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD) prides itself on being one of the strongest financial institutions in America. Founded in 1917, the company operates 166 offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. Washington Federal is a provider of residential real estate loans, commercial real estate financing, consumer deposit accounts, and business banking. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Wave Systems Corp. (WAVX)

Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) is an industry leader in providing client and server software for hardware-based digital security. The company starts inside the device, thereby reducing the complexity, cost, and uncertainty of data protection. Where other vendors try to secure information by adding layers of software, Wave utilizes the security capabilities that are built right into endpoint computing platforms. A leading expert on this growing trend, Wave serves on the board for the Trusted Computing Group. For more information, visit the company's Web site at Group, Inc. (WWWW) Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) is an industry leader in providing online marketing for small businesses. The company offers a full range of online services and support, including domain name registration, Web site design, logo design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and local sales leads, e-mail marketing, general contractor leads, franchise and homeowner association Web sites, shopping cart software, e-commerce Web site design, and call center services. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Wells-Gardner Electrics Corp. (WGA)

Wells-Gardner Electrics Corp. (NYSE AMEX: WGA) distributes and manufactures color video monitors and related distribution products to various markets, such as gaming machine manufacturers, casinos, coin-operated video game manufacturers, and other display integrators. Most of the company's LCD monitors are manufactured in mainland China. The company's American Gaming & Electronics, Inc. subsidiary sells parts and services to more than 700 casinos in North America. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Wendy's International, Inc. (WEN)

Wendy's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEN) is the third-largest quick-service hamburger company in the world with more than 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the U.S., U.S. territories, and in 27 countries across the globe. Founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969. At a time when other restaurants used frozen beef and were mass-producing their food, Thomas developed a pioneering method of preparing fresh, made-to-order hamburgers that set a new gold standard. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

West Coast Bancorp (WCBO)

West Coast Bancorp (NASDAQ: WCBO) is a publicly held bank holding company. It is based in Oregon and has $2.4 billion in assets. West Coast Bancorp is the parent company of West Coast Trust Company, Inc. and West Coast Bank, which operates 60 branches in Oregon and Washington. The company provides customers with a wide range of banking, investment, fiduciary, and trust services. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL)

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) is one of the foremost bank holding companies in the Southwest. The company has banking and financial service subsidiaries in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Colorado. Western Alliance Bancorporation provides businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, nonprofit organizations, high net worth individuals, and other consumers with national bank services, but with the individual, personalized attention of a community bank – complete with a dedicated local relationship manager. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (WAL)

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN) is a leading marketing technologies solutions provider, possessing expertise in current and emerging digital media solutions. The company enables its clients to transform the way they interact with customers through signage, interactive kiosks, mobile, social media, and Web. WRT has been a digital signage industry leader since launching its RoninCast digital signage software in 2003. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

WMS Industries, Inc. (WMS)

WMS Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) serves the global gaming industry as a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of games, video, and mechanical reel-spinning game machines and video lottery terminals, as well as placing leased participation gaming operations in gaming venues. The company is focusing on the next stage of casino gaming floor development with its WAGE-NET networked gaming solution suite of applications and systems technologies. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media organization recognized as a worldwide entertainment leader. WWE is comprised of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver year-round original content to audiences in more than 145 countries and more than 500 million homes. WWE is dedicated to offering family-friendly entertainment on its television, pay-per-view, digital media, and publishing platforms. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (WWE)

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM) is a global leader in manufacturing and supplying two kinds of consumable products primarily used in the making of paper-clothing and roll covers. Xerium utilizes an expansive portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies, providing customers with custom solutions and products that are crucial to production. Xerium operates worldwide under a variety of brand names and has 31 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

XO Group, Inc. (XOXO)

XO Group, Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), formerly The Knot, Inc., is a leading media and technology company specializing in weddings, pregnancy, and everything associated with those life-altering events. The company's family of brands began with number-one wedding brand The Knot and has since expanded to include, The Nest, The Bump, and Recognized as an industry innovator in all media, XO Group's pioneering social platforms have influenced passionate communities worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at


XOMA Corp. (NASDAQ: XOMA) is a biotechnology company specializing in the discovery, development, and manufacturing of innovative antibody therapeutics. The company's monoclonal antibody technologies have aided in developing marketed biologics totaling over $1 billion in annual sales – for which XOMA has received substantial royalties. The company's lead drug candidate is gevokizumab (XOMA 052), which is a humanized antibody that modulates the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta. This year, XOMA is expected to initiate global phase 3 clinical development of gevokizumab. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

YM BioSciences, Inc. (YMI)

YM BioSciences, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: YMI) is a life sciences product development company currently advancing three clinical-stage products: CYT387, a small molecule, dual inhibitor of JAK1/JAK2 kinase; nimotuzumab, an EGFR-targeting monoclonal antibody; and CYT997, a potent vascular disrupting agent. The company has a proven record of regulatory and clinical trial expertise, along with a diversified business model aimed at reducing risk while advancing clinical products toward approval, marketing, and commercialization on an international level. For more information, visit the company's Web site at


ZAGG, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAGG) leads the market in innovative mobile device accessories to personalize, protect, and enhance the mobile experience. Under the invisibleSHIELD brand, the company designs, produces, and distributes branded screen protection; under the ZAGG family of brands, the company offers keyboards, keyboard cases, earbuds, mobile power solutions, and device cleaning accessories. The company additionally designs, produces, and distributes cases, earbuds, and headphones under the iFrogz brands. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (ZN)

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) is a Delaware corporation that explores for oil and gas in Israel, focusing on areas located onshore between Haifa and Tel Aviv. The company presently has three petroleum exploration licenses: the Joseph License, on approximately 83,272 acres; the Asher-Menashe License, on around 78,824 acres between Netanya and Haifa; and the Jordan Valley License, on about 55,845 acres just south of the Sea of Galilee. For more information, visit the company's Web site at


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