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Southern Trust Invests in Series A Preferred Stock of AR Growth Finance.

MIAMI -- Southern Trust Securities Holding Corp. ("STS") (OTCBB:SOHL), a financial services holding corporation, whose common stock trades on the OTCBB under the symbol "SOHL", announces that it has made a $1.0 million investment in the Series A preferred stock of AR Growth Finance Corp., whose common stock trades on the Pink Sheets under the symbol "ARGW".

STS, based in Coral Gables, Florida, has two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Capital Investment Services, Inc. ("CIS") and CIS Asset Management ("CISAM"). CIS is a registered broker-dealer and investment banking firm, which is a member of FINRA/SIPC and CISAM is a registered investment advisory services firm. CIS has been in operations since 1999.

CIS manages financial portfolios for individuals, pension funds, retirement plans, foundations, trusts and corporations. CIS offers its clients access to all major domestic and international securities and options exchanges, as well as trading in fixed income products, options, corporate, government, agencies, municipals, and emerging market debt. CIS also has an investment banking group which focuses on merger and acquisition services, private placements convertible into publicly traded shares, and private placements bridging to public offerings through reverse mergers into publicly traded shell corporations.

CISAM operates an asset management business, which manages client funds under fixed fee arrangements. CISAM personnel are also registered and licensed to advise and manage insurance products for its clients.

Mr. Robert Escobio, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STS, commented, "We are excited about the business synergies we expect to derive from AR Growth's execution of its business strategy in Argentina."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, such as statements regarding the growth and growth strategy in the industry in which STS and its subsidiaries operate. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties. STS assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in risks, uncertainties or assumptions underlying or affecting such statements, or for prospective events that may have a retroactive effect.
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Date:Nov 21, 2007
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