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MISSIMER & ASSOCIATES, INC. ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE TO VIROGROUP, INC.

 MISSIMER & ASSOCIATES, INC. ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE TO VIROGROUP, INC.
 CAPE CORAL, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Missimer & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSMR), announced today that its corporate name has been changed to ViroGroup, Inc., according to Robert A. Fletcher, chairman and chief executive officer.
 It will begin trading Friday, Oct. 16, under the NASDAQ ticker symbol "VIRO". Stock certificates issued under the name "Missimer & Associates, Inc." will not have to be exchanged for new stock certificates in the new name. Existing certificates will continue to represent the same number of shares of the company.
 "The new name, together with our new logo, better represents the expanded scope of our environmental services and is designed to more accurately reflect our primary focus on the improvement of land, water and air quality nationwide. The new corporate identity will enable us to continue to grow through both geographic expansion and opportunistic acquisitions under the overall corporate identity of ViroGroup, Inc.," the chief executive said. "The name ViroGroup was chosen following the acquisition of ETE, Inc. in July of this year, to encompass the more diversified scientific and engineering mix of our combined operations across the country."
 ViroGroup offers a wide range of environmental, hydrogeological and hazardous and solid waste management services to its customers nationwide. Most of its revenues are derived from the assessment and remediation of groundwater and soil contamination and the design, permitting, construction management and compliance monitoring of hazardous and solid waste management facilities. Offices are located in Bakersfield and El Centro, Calif.; Cape Coral, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Pensacola and Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; New Orleans, La.; Slate Hill, N.Y.; Charleston, Greer and Lexington, S.C.; and Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
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 /CONTACT: Robert A. Fletcher, chairman and CEO of Missimer & Associates, Inc., 813-574-1919/
 (MSMR) CO: Missimer & Associates, Inc.; ViroGroup, Inc. ST: Florida IN: SU:


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