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Capstone Financial Group, Inc. Provides $130 Million in Financing for Twinlab Corp.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capstone Financial Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CAPP) ("Capstone"), an investment and merchant banking group, announced today that it has cemented the rights to advise and raise $130 million in financing for Twinlab Corp. ("Twinlab"), a leading manufacturer of high quality, science-based nutritional supplements. The deal supports the company's plans for a management buyout and future acquisitions.

"We are excited to play such an integral role in the growth of Twinlab, under Tom Tolworthy's guidance," said George Schneider, Capstone Financial Group president and chief investment officer. "By providing significant capital and financial advice, our goal is to help the company expand in the health, wellness, and nutritional supplement markets."

The newly-created acquisition vehicle, Twinlab Consolidation Corp., will use approximately $106 million in net proceeds to acquire certain assets of today's Twinlab and three strategic acquisitions. Those being bought out will then participate in a minority position in the acquisition vehicle. Shareholders include prominent individuals, including Amway Corp. heir David Van Andel and others.

"Capstone Financial Group and the outstanding team that CEO Darin Pastor has assembled in Irvine have proven to be excellent partners," said Tolworthy, Twinlab chief executive. 

About Capstone Financial Group, Inc.

Capstone Financial Group, Inc. (CAPP) is an exclusive investment banking group headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Founded in 2013 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darin Pastor, the company includes wholly-owned subsidiaries Capstone Investment Banking and Capstone Affluent Strategies. The firm's executive management team consists of leaders who have more than 100 collective years of experience in wealth management and investment banking, with a surgical understanding of clean technology and industrial growth, capital raising services concerning municipal government interests, and private placements and public offerings of corporate debt and corporate equity. For more information, visit www.capstonefinancialgroupinc.com.

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Statements in this press release relating to Capstone Financial Group, Inc.'s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions and prospects are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release, the words "will," "future," "expect," "look forward to," similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Capstone Financial Group, Inc. that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur. All information set forth in this press release is current as of December 10, 2013. Capstone Financial Group, Inc. undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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