Equities First Holdings, LLC Demonstrates Viability of Securities-Based Lending with 15 Years of Success

Patience and discipline differentiate EFH from other lenders in the industry.

Indianapolis, IN, USA -- Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH), a provider of alternative shareholder financing, celebrates 15 years of success this month. The vision of founder and CEO Al Christy, Jr., EFH has successfully completed more than 700 transactions and delivered nearly $1 billion USD to clients over the past 4 years. Christy credits his success to hard-won experience, patience, and the discipline of conforming to his own tested loan and investment guidelines.

EFH continues to expand thanks to an investment model that takes advantage of the natural, organic cycles in the market. Before launching EFH in 2002, Christy spent years studying market patterns and using his own funds to test loan and investment strategies. Over time, he developed a methodology that has continued to yield returns for EFH and provide low cost capital for clients:

1. Discipline - Success relies on staying within the boundaries of the EFH model. EFH applies its own rules and guidelines tested over time, and does not deviate from the model.
2. Integrity - EFH is committed to always doing the right thing the right way. That commitment continues to serve the firm and its clients in an industry under close scrutiny by regulatory agencies, and was the genesis for EFH's mantra - a higher level of lending.
3. Patience - Success takes time. Since the market must be allowed to complete its natural cycle in order for reward to follow risk, EFH builds patience into the terms of its deals to help maximize returns and success.

"Securities-based lending is not a new or untested concept," said Christy. "It is a long-standing financial tool used by companies, governments, and financial institutions every day. And while securities-based lending may be offered by financial planners, investment advisers, banks, and others as a viable option for clients to raise capital, very few financial institutions, including large commercial banks, can offer non-recourse features or loans with a low cost of funds. We have a successful track record because we live and breathe equities-based lending every day."

EFH has been able to expand its business model to eight markets. Christy has determined that market performance and the motivations of people who drive those markets is universal, and the same practices and disciplines that are successful in the U.S. are successful overseas as well.

About Equities First Holdings
Since 2002, Equities First Holdings, LLC has provided clients with alternative financing solutions, supplying capital against publicly traded stock to enable clients to meet their personal and professional financial goals. EFH provides capital against shares traded on public exchanges around the world while offering clients competitive loan-to-value rates and low costs of capital. The company has completed more than 700 transactions since its inception, and deployed nearly $1 billion to clients over the past 4 years alone.

EFH is a global company with offices in nine countries, including wholly owned subsidiaries Equities First (London) Limited, Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. For more information, visit http://www.equitiesfirst.com.

This release is intended for Professional Investors use only, and does not constitute an offer, stated or implied, of any type. Equities First Holdings, LLC and all of its subsidiaries work exclusively with individuals classified as Professional or sophisticated investors. The Equities First Holdings platform is not intended for Retail investors.

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Fulham's FHEM10 Adjustable LED Emergency Light Now Certified for California Title 20

Best-Selling LED Directional Fixture Becomes One of the First Emergency Lights to Comply with New CEC Title 20 Regulations for Performance and Energy Savings.

Hawthorne, CA, USA -- Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced that its FireHorse FHEM10 series of adjustable LED emergency lights has been certified compliant with California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20 Code of Regulations for illumination performance and low energy consumption.

"Fulham is proud to be one of the first suppliers to offer Title 20 compliant emergency lighting to market," said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. "Our FHEM10 unit is one of our most popular emergency lighting products because of its versatility, easy installation, and low cost. With Title 20 having taken effect at the start of 2017, our distributor and contractor customers can now be assured that units they install today are fully compliant."

FireHorse FHEM10 units meet the CEC Title 20 specifications outlined for small-diameter directional lamps, including power consumption of 75 watts or less. They also have a rated life of more than 25,000 hours and are equipped with ANSI-compliant or E26 base types. The regulation effects installations in California and Oregon.

The compact design and high output of the FHEM10 series has made it one of Fulham's most popular sellers for emergency lighting. The unit is available in a high lumen version, the FHEM10WH, with 264 lumens, and a standard version, the FHEM10W with 148 lumens output. The units are dual voltage, operating at 120VAC or 277VAC.

All FHEM10 emergency lighting units feature a rechargeable Ni-Cd battery that delivers up to 90 minutes of emergency power. They also come with an LED charge indicator, push-to-test switch, and long-life, energy-saving LED light source. The units feature a universal mount with a pattern knockout in the back for J-box mounting and snap-fit assembly. Base units are available in white and black.

Fulham offers an extensive light of emergency lighting products that comply with international standards. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

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Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252