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Citigate Global Intelligence & Security Celebrates Tremendous Growth and Success at First Year Anniversary Gala.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2003

Citigate Global Intelligence & Security (CGIS), an international business intelligence, investigations and corporate security firm, and wholly owned subsidiary of Incepta Group plc, marked its first year of entrance and rapid elevation to market leadership at the Kitano Hotel in New York City with more than one hundred attendees.

A number of former New York City officials, commissioners and deputy mayors attended at the invitation of Edward J. Kuriansky, CGIS' head of investigations, who served as New York City's Commissioner of Investigations under Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

CGIS, founded in early 2002 by fourteen senior executives from Kroll Associates and PricewaterhouseCoopers, quickly became acknowledged as a major global player in the business intelligence, investigations and corporate security arenas as it assembled an impressive team of recognizable investigations and business intelligence practitioners, as well as noteworthy former FBI, CIA, DEA, and other government, military and law enforcement figures.

"CGIS' first year has been an unsurpassed experience," said Ernie Brod, CEO of CGIS. "Our expansion and ability to position ourselves not only in North America, but in Europe and across the globe has come at a breathtaking pace. The best part is that we're all extremely aggressive about continued growth, as we've only just scratched the surface of what we're poised to accomplish."

The height of the evening came when Mr. Brod addressed the crowd with an inspiring speech about some key milestones, which included:

-- Growth to nearly 100 employees in ten U.S. cities and Europe

-- Four acquisitions of leading organizations in their respective

fields:

-- Lindquist Forensics & Partners, headed by Bob Lindquist,

specializing in forensic accounting and financial

litigation support

-- Markowitz & McNaugton, headed by Zane Markowitz and Steve

McNaughton, specializing in competitor analysis and

business intelligence consulting

-- Glover Associates International, headed by Al Glover,

specializing in investigations and business controls

-- Intelynx, headed by Yves Baeumlin and headquartered in

Geneva, specializing in European investigations,

intelligence and security

-- Extensive media attention, including features and mentions in

major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New

York Times, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Forbes, Reuters,

CNN, CNBC, FOX News, NY1, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and

top-tier newspapers in Boston, Detroit, Houston, Miami,

Washington and Los Angeles.

About Citigate Global Intelligence & Security

Citigate Global Intelligence & Security, a wholly owned subsidiary of Incepta Group plc, is an international business intelligence, corporate investigations and business controls/security consulting firm focused on helping clients meet increased intelligence and security needs. Founded by former senior executives of Kroll Associates and PricewaterhouseCoopers, CGIS offers clients seamless access to leading practitioners in the fields of business investigations, investigative due diligence, hostile takeovers, business and competitor intelligence, forensic accounting, business controls, commercial disputes, corporate and computer security, and crisis management. CGIS is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Geneva. For additional information about CGIS, visit the firm's web site at www.citigategis.com
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