Halo Companies, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Cade Thompson Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2010 Award Finalist in Southwest Area – North

ALLEN, Texas, June 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Halo Companies, Inc. (OTCBB:HALN), announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cade Thompson was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Southwest Area- North. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Cade Thompson was selected as a finalist from nearly 65 nominations by a panel of independent judges.

Thompson is a Co-Founder of Halo Companies, Inc. and has a proven record in multiple financial services industries. After earning his Series 7, Series 63, and Life & Health Licenses, he helped build a prospering financial advising agency under the umbrella of the broker dealer, World Group Securities. During the refinance surge at the turn of the decade, he expanded his experience by joining and eventually owning Halo Group Mortgage with the vision to aid Middle America in achieving home ownership.

Over the past 6 years, Halo has continued to expand its family of services to meet growing market demand and is now comprised of 11 subsidiaries that provide a full suite of consumer financial services including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, and insurance. When asked about being a finalist, Thompson stated:

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a finalist in this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program. Halo’s number one mission has always been to help people. I am proud to lead an emerging company that is continuously working toward transforming the consumer financial services industry while remaining true to our core values.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Halo Companies, Inc. Issues 2010 Annual Letter to Shareholders

ALLEN, Texas, May 25, 2010 (GlobeNewswire) — Halo Companies, Inc. , announced today that it has issued its 2010 Annual Letter to Shareholders.

Dear Fellow Shareholders:

With the completion and public filing of the 2009 year-end financials, we are pleased to report Halo Companies, Inc. has achieved key milestones essential to executing Halo’s aggressive business strategy. However, even though several of Halo’s verticals do thrive in a down economy, Halo, like many other companies, encountered its own economic hurdles in achieving its overall growth plan for 2009.

The most important achievement of 2009 was taking the company public through a triangular reverse merger; Halo Companies, Inc. currently trades on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol “HALN”. In addition, though not exactly at the pace we had planned, Halo achieved this feat while producing an exceptional year in sales strengthening its position as a leader in the consumer financial services industry.

A contributing factor to Halo’s success can be attributed to the diligence with which we’ve continued to build the Halo brand, adding three new subsidiaries to our suite of consumer financial tools. The new additions are ones that we believe enhance shareholder value over the long term. While we did not anticipate these new subsidiaries to hit their stride until 2010, the companies contributed a great deal to Halo’s marketability and lead share generation.

The most significant trend we are seeing is a B2B market for Halo’s bundled services. Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC was chartered in 2009 to meet this demand. Careful research and consideration to the needs of the market have laid the groundwork for what will become a catalyst to drive Halo Companies to the next level of growth.

Looking forward to the coming fiscal year, we see strong demand for our products and expect to grow revenue and profitability to levels which will demonstrate that Halo Companies is well positioned to thrive long term in the consumer financial services industry. But first let’s take a look at some of Halo’s accomplishments in 2009.

Financial Accomplishments

Halo had a record year, achieving a total $9.1 million in revenue up 183% over 2008 and up 730% over 2006 total revenue. Although we took a loss overall of $1.8 million in 2009, $1.4 million of that loss is attributed to a one time soft cost (non-cash) expense due to stock option compensation expenses taken in Q3 at the time of the merger. On an adjusted EBITDA basis, after adding back in the paper loss and the non-recurring expenses for the public transaction, Halo’s net loss was only around $56 thousand.

A Year in Recognition

Halo was continually recognized in 2009 for its unprecedented growth and achievements. Inc. Magazine recognized Halo in their annual Inc. 500/5000 issue ranking the fastest growing private companies in America. Inc. Magazine ranked Halo Group, Inc. as 23rd in the financial services industry and 533rd overall out of 5000 named companies.

Halo’s Vice Chairman & Chief Financial Officer, Paul Williams was honored this year as the recipient of the CFO of the Year award by Dallas Business Journal in their annual award issued October 23rd. The honoree was chosen from 90 nominations received in North Texas. The panel of judges was comprised of prior winners of the award, Dallas CPA Society and Financial Executives International.

The SMU Cox School of Business honored Halo November 4th as the 45th fastest growing company in the Metroplex at a ceremony held to announce the recipients of the 2009 Dallas 100. The Dallas 100 is a prestigious list published annually by the SMU Cox School of Business that recognizes privately held companies that have experienced significant growth and success.

Capital One Bank honored Halo with the Celebration of Enterprise award. The award is designed to recognize entrepreneurial spirit and reward those who saw significant economic growth and overcame daunting obstacles to achieve that growth. Halo was selected as the winner of the $5 – $10 million category.

Comerica Bank honored Halo as the “Third Fastest Growing Company in Collin County” in the Comerica Bank Collin 60, June 2009. The Collin 60 includes some of the largest cities in North Texas including Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and others. Collin County is the fastest growing county in Texas, and is recognized as one of the top growth counties in the nation. With many businesses relocating to the area each month, we were very honored to win this award amongst such fierce competition.

Certifications and Regulations

Halo continues to stay ahead of the curve supporting regulation in the industry and pursuing certifications that set Halo apart from the competition. In 2009, Halo laid the foundation to achieve ISO 9001:2008 Certification. In order to obtain certification, Halo spent six months designing and implementing a quality management system to regulate all operations of the company, culminating with on-site audits by BSI Group, a provider of independent third-party certifications of management systems. Halo began the application in accordance with their initiative to continue to set the highest standards in the industry and serve more consumers. Several key states have adopted strong debt settlement laws with increased consumer protections, such as the Uniform Debt Management Services Act (UDMSA). The tough statutory compliance and accreditation requirements exclude the majority of settlement companies from operating in those states. The ISO 9001:2008 certification, however, meets the accreditation requirements of the UDMSA. By obtaining the ISO certification, Halo Debt Solutions, LLC will be able to operate in more states, increasing the number of consumers eligible for Halo’s debt settlement program.

Officers of Halo support the legislative process by meeting regularly with legislators and lobbyists in Austin and elsewhere to assist in determining the regulatory needs of the industry. As a leader in the debt relief industry, Halo has a responsibility to help craft any legislation that may transpire, ensuring adequate consumer protections balanced by reasonable business regulations. Such regulations act to weed-out bad actors in the industry that do little to uphold a desirable reputation in the market place.

A Public Event

Providing an opportunity for investors to participate in an early stage of Halo’s growth and provide capital to accomplish our aggressive business plan is central to Halo’s overall growth strategy.

On September 30, 2009 Halo Group, Inc. participated in a triangular reverse merger transaction with GVC Venture Corp. in New York. The transaction resulted in Halo shareholders with controlling interest in GVC Venture Corp., the new parent company of Halo and its eleven subsidiaries.

The first post event initiative was to issue a name and symbol change for the new parent company. Accordingly, on December 11th, the corporation issued an 8-K announcing the name change of the parent company from GVC Venture Corp. to Halo Companies, Inc. Subsequently to that action a new symbol was assigned to the company and Halo Companies, Inc. is now traded on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol “HALN”.

New Launches in 2009

In 2009, Halo expanded its family of services to continue to meet a growing market demand. The first of these new additions is Halo Financial Services, LLC. As traditional debt relief programs are increasingly limited in the number of states in which it can operate, Halo developed an alternative model that will allow Halo to offer debt relief services to consumers in more states. Halo Financial Services offers financial education as well as an in-depth analysis that is designed to find the right debt resolution solution for each consumer. The model requires a minimal upfront fee and a small monthly service charge. A success fee is assessed only after the accounts have been settled and satisfied.

As Halo’s extensive client base continues to grow, so has its warm market. In 2009, Halo saw a need to provide these consumers with low cost insurance services. Halo now provides these services through Halo Choice Insurance Services, LLC. Halo Choice Insurance is currently licensed in Texas and has access to numerous insurance companies including, but not limited to, Travelers, State Auto and Hartford. Therefore, Halo is not limited to the product and service offerings of a single insurance underwriter, allowing Halo the ability to identify the lowest cost alternative for clients. Halo Choice Insurance offers Auto, Home, Commercial and various other insurance products to meet the needs of existing and potential clients. By adding a broad spectrum of insurance products to its current product offering, Halo can now position itself before tens of thousands of clients – clients who are already enrolled in products and services offered by other Halo subsidiaries – and who would welcome a value-added product offering from the company they already know and trust.

As previously mentioned, Halo sees its future growth in expanding to the business-to-business market. In today’s economy, lenders are experiencing an overflow of distressed assets. Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC was designed to leverage the complete business-to-consumer suite of services to market turnkey solutions to lenders. Halo’s unique strategy deposits borrowers into an intelligent, results-driven process that establishes affordable, long-term mortgages while also achieving an improved return for lenders and investors, when compared to foreclosure. Halo Portfolio Advisors’ operational support services allow endless opportunities for strategic B2B relationships.

Looking Ahead

Halo Companies will continue to foster a growth culture with a clear vision for the future. This future predicts a profitable B2B business, as well as the emerging profitability from maturing verticals in origination services.

Along with these successes the company will continue to work to align our incentives with those of our shareholders. The company is now keenly focused on growth, open communication, and leadership by example, as it works diligently to expand its sales and deliver shareholder value.

Investing in our growth is a nominal expense to ensure that Halo is working to maximize the growth potential of this company. With our past accomplishments of benchmarking our goals, we have learned that extraordinary companies have extraordinary goals. The company is presently strong and the future indicates strong potential.

Additional growth capital will be sought during 2010 to achieve our long term growth and expansion goals. The capital will be raised in a series of transactions, which could include subordinated debt offerings and/or a private investment in public equity (PIPE).

Halo has started 2010 on solid footing by achieving many of its past goals. The executive committee would like to thank you, our shareholders, for your support and continued confidence in our management team and business model. We will continue to work to achieve our objectives and position the company for a strong finish in 2010, as well as a solid future for the years to come.

Warmest Regards,

Cade Thompson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Paul Williams
Vice Chairman & Chief Financial Officer

Tony Chron
President & Director

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in Halo Companies’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Halo Companies, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC Contracts With Local Mortgage Asset Management Fund

ALLEN, Texas, April 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of Halo Companies, Inc. (OTCBB:HALN), announced today that it signed an agreement with a mortgage asset management fund to take advantage of the unique workout program that Halo provides. The agreement was constructed for the purpose of improving performance of the fund. “We are excited about the opportunity this provides Halo to demonstrate our capabilities as a consumer financial solutions provider,” states Scott McGuane, president of Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC. “Our client recognized the uniqueness and effectiveness of our approach. We will enable them to grow through seamless integration and a comprehensive strategy as they are continuing to acquire distressed assets.”

The new agreement allows Halo to improve the portfolio performance of the hedge fund operating in the distressed mortgage industry. This is achieved by applying Halo’s creative home retention strategies. Halo will attempt to work out the fund’s non-performing loans by utilizing their complete suite of consumer financial products including loan modification, short sales services, refinancing, credit repair, and unsecured debt settlement. In addition, Halo’s in-house technology team will provide a proprietary customized software platform that allows for a higher level of efficiency and communication.

The current economic environment finds lenders drowning in an overflow of distressed assets. Halo recognizes the cause behind a typical troubled asset is often not one, but several contributing factors. When a loan is underperforming, it may be due to other outside influences of financial stress, such as a high unsecured debt load held by the consumer. Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC leverages the complete Halo suite of services to effectively manage these factors.

Halo Portfolio Advisors’ workout program allows for the management of a diverse portfolio of loans. Halo’s technology systems are bundled with transparency, accountability, efficiency, speed, and flexibility. This unique strategy delivers borrowers into an intelligent, results-driven process that establishes affordable, long-term mortgages while also achieving an improved return for lenders and investors. The company’s operational support services allow endless opportunities for strategic relationships with major debt servicers.

About Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC

Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC provides our clients with an integrated approach for returning performance to distressed debt portfolios. Our success balances a strong focus on restoring stability and predictability to loan portfolios and increasing cash flows with providing unique and convenient solutions for our client’s customers. Services include portfolio strategy consulting, default management, asset/liability management, debt servicing, debt restructuring, campaign management advisement, portfolio acquisition and disposal support.

About Halo Companies, Inc.

Halo Companies, Inc. is a publicly-traded nationwide holding company located in Allen, TX. Halo consists of eleven subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, insurance, and portfolio management. Halo has been recently recognized by Inc. Magazine, the Comerica Bank Collin 60, the Capital One Bank Celebration of Enterprise, and the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100. For more information about Halo Companies, Inc., visit www.haloco.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in Halo Companies’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Halo Companies, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Shareholder Vision Releases Comprehensive Video Featuring Halo Companies, Inc.

ALLEN, Texas, March 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shareholder Vision announced today that ShareholderVision.com has released a new video featuring Halo Companies, Inc. (OTCBB:HALN). The video was shot on location at their Allen, Texas, location, just north of Dallas. The video contains interviews of three key members of their management team, including Cade Thompson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Williams, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, and Tony Chron, President of Halo Companies, Inc.

In the interview, Mr. Thompson describes Halo’s key to success and position for the future. “We’ve added to our portfolio a multitude of services that hits the majority of the pain points and the majority of the needs that the average consumer and middle America has today,” states Thompson. One way Halo is able to efficiently provide those services is through technology. Halo’s in-house development team has produced a software platform that gives Halo Companies the edge over their competition. “Our technology allows for more efficiency in our processes so we can be more profitable. It gives us leverage against our competitors and offers our customers a 2.0, 2010 experience,” continues Thompson.

To view the Halo Companies video in its entirety visit: http://www.shareholdervision.com/2010/03/haln-overview/

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About Halo Companies, Inc.

Halo Companies, Inc. is a publicly-traded nationwide holding company located in Allen, TX. Halo consists of eleven subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, insurance, and portfolio management. Halo has been recently recognized by Inc. Magazine, the Comerica Bank Collin 60, the Capital One Bank Celebration of Enterprise, and the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100. For more information about Halo Companies, Inc., visit www.myhalogroup.com.

Disclosure: Pentony Enterprises LLC is STOCKGURU.COM. 10604 Robincreek Lane, Frisco, Texas 75035. (469) 252-3030. Disclosure: Pentony Enterprises LLC was paid thirteen thousand dollars by the company for profile coverage. Pentony Enterprises is not a registered investment adviser or a broker/dealer. Pentony Enterprises LLC makes no recommendation that the purchase of securities of companies profiled in this web site is suitable or advisable for any person, or that an investment in such securities will be profitable. In general, given the nature of the companies profiled and the lack of an active trading market for their securities, investing in such securities is highly speculative and carries a high degree of risk. We will not be buying or selling shares of Halo Companies, Inc. (OTCBB:HALN) during the promotional period.

Halo Companies, Inc. Announces Ticker Symbol Change to HALN

ALLEN, TX–(Marketwire – February 26, 2010) – Halo Companies, Inc. (OTCBB: HALN), formerly GVC Venture Corp. (OTCBB: GPAX), a publicly-traded nationwide consumer financial services company, announced today that the company is trading under the new symbol HALN effective February 25, 2010. The change is in accordance with the exchange’s recognition of the company’s name change outlined in the 8K filed November 20th, 2009. All stock trading, filings and market related information will be reported under this new symbol. “We are pleased to be trading under the new symbol that more accurately reflects who we are as a company. It will be key for us now to make that transition public for the benefit of the investment community that has continued to follow our growth,” states Reif Chron, vice president & general counsel of Halo Companies, Inc.

Halo Companies, Inc. offers real estate related origination and mitigation financial services to consumers. Halo was founded in 2004 and completed a public-transaction September of 2009. Halo’s eleven subsidiaries operate primarily in debt relief, mortgage, real estate, credit repair, loan modification, insurance, and portfolio advisory services.

In February of 2009, Halo launched Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC, a B2B service that leverages the complete Halo business-to-consumer suite of services to market turnkey solutions to lenders. The company’s operational support services allow endless opportunities for strategic B2B relationships with major debt servicers.

About Halo Companies, Inc.

Halo Companies, Inc. is a publicly-traded nationwide holding company located in Allen, TX. Halo consists of eleven subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, insurance, and portfolio management. Halo has been recently recognized by Inc. Magazine, the Comerica Bank Collin 60, the Capital One Bank Celebration of Enterprise, and the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100. For more information about Halo Companies, Inc., visit www.myhalogroup.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in Halo Companies’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Halo Companies, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Residential Mortgage Meltdown Could See 11 Million Potential New Foreclosures in the Next 18 Months

ALLEN, TX–(Marketwire – February 24, 2010) – Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of Halo Companies, Inc. (OTCBB: GPAX), announced today that it has entered into a joint marketing agreement with Employee Transfer Corporation, a nationally recognized provider of relocation, REO asset management, and short sale services, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “It is a win for both organizations. Our creative contact management and loan resolution solutions will bring loss mitigation services to the agreement, while ETC, in conjunction with its ETCREO Management division, will provide REO and short sale services,” states Scott McGuane, president of Halo Portfolio Advisors, LLC.

The new agreement has been reached to enable both Halo Portfolio Advisors and ETC to leverage the other’s capabilities and to enhance and expand each entities product offering when marketing their services to banks, hedge funds, and other financial institutions. Within each new agreement for both existing and potential clients, Halo will have exclusive authority over, and responsibility to, the client for all loss mitigation services. These services will be provided primarily by Halo Companies, Inc. subsidiaries, Halo Loan Modification Services, LLC and Halo Credit Solutions, LLC. The same agreement provides ETC exclusive authority over and responsibilities for REO asset management and short sale services.

ETC has a nationwide real estate broker network and focuses on contracting with lenders to assist in the disposition of foreclosed properties nationwide. Due to the recent increase of non-performing loans in the marketplace, assistance is needed to deal with the volume. Halo Portfolio Advisors offers a complete suite of mitigation services that has the ability to serve a larger segment of the non-performing loan pools by leveraging all the tools offered by Halo. With the new agreement in place, ETC and Halo Portfolio Advisors can market a more complete package to mortgage portfolios stressed by non-performing loans. “We are confident the combination of services the two companies offer together fulfill an overwhelming need in the industry today,” confirms Frances Martinez Myers, Senior Vice President of Employee Transfer Corporation.

About Halo Companies, Inc.

Halo Companies, Inc. is a publicly-traded nationwide holding company located in Allen, TX. Halo consists of nine subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, insurance, and portfolio management. Halo has been recently recognized by Inc. Magazine, the Comerica Bank Collin 60, the Capital One Bank Celebration of Enterprise, and the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100. For more information about Halo Companies, Inc., visit www.myhalogroup.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in Halo Companies’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Halo Companies, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Halo Group, Inc. Parent Company, GVC Venture Corp., Announces Change in Name

ALLEN, TX–(Marketwire – December 16, 2009) – Halo Group, Inc., a nationwide consumer financial services company, a subsidiary of GVC Venture Corp. (OTCBB: GPAX), announces today that the company is proceeding with the initiatives that were authorized by the shareholders and made available in an information statement filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on November 20th. Accordingly, on December 15th, the corporation issued an 8K announcing the name change of the parent company from GVC Venture Corp. to Halo Companies, Inc. This is a change in name only and does not affect the company’s ownership structure or day-to-day operations.

The name change is a part of a larger effort on the part of the parent company to create name recognition and identity for all company activities under the Halo name. “We are very excited about the momentum Halo is experiencing and know the value of a clear concise message when relaying this activity to the public,” states Jimmy Mauldin, Chief Strategy Officer of Halo Companies, Inc. “We look forward to continuing to enhance and evolve the avenues through which the company serves consumers under the Halo name.”

About Halo Group, Inc.

Halo Group, Inc. is a nationwide holding company based in Allen, TX with nine subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, and insurance. Halo has been recently recognized by Inc. Magazine, Comerica Bank’s Collin 60, Capital One Bank Celebration of Enterprise, and the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100. For more information about Halo Group, Inc., visit www.myhalogroup.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in GVC Venture Corp.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GVC Venture Corp. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Halo Group, Inc. Makes Dallas 100 List as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Metroplex

ALLEN, TX–(Marketwire – November 18, 2009) – Halo Group, Inc., a nationwide consumer finance company based in Allen, TX and a subsidiary of GVC Venture Corp. (OTCBB: GPAX) , was recognized by the SMU Cox School of Business Wednesday night November 4th as one of the fastest growing companies in the Dallas Metroplex. Dallas entrepreneur Sam Wyly spoke at a ceremony held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center to honor the recipients.

Qualifications for the prestigious list includes the status of a company to be an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship, or partnership within a year of the award; be headquartered in the Dallas area; and have sales between $500,000 and $75,000,000. Selection is at the sole discretion of the Dallas 100.

“The recognition of this honor is testament to the continued growth and success of Halo Group,” stated Scott McGuane, chief marketing and sales officer of Halo Group, Inc. Halo’s proprietary technology platform offers turnkey solutions for consumers and businesses in need of financial services. The company charted new territory recently announcing that it completed a public transaction, through a reverse merger with GVC Venture Corp, September 30th. “We welcome the transparency that results from going public. Halo has always supported the push for higher standards. Many of the verticals in our market don’t have this kind of accountability and we are excited about what this will mean for our industry,” added Mr. McGuane.

In addition to making the SMU – Dallas 100 list, Halo received many other awards in 2009. Recognitions include ranking 3rd in Comerica Bank’s Collin 60, the Capital One Bank Celebration of Enterprise Award, recognition by Inc. Magazine, and most recently Paul Williams received CFO of the Year by The Dallas Business Journal.

About Halo Group, Inc.

Halo Group, Inc. is a nationwide holding company based in Allen, TX with nine subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, and insurance. For more information about Halo Group, Inc., visit www.myhalogroup.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in GVC Venture Corp.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GVC Venture Corp. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Halo Group, Inc. Expands Again in Allen, TX

ALLEN, TX–(Marketwire – November 12, 2009) – Halo Group, Inc., a nationwide consumer financial services company and subsidiary of GVC Venture Corp. (OTCBB: GPAX), is expanding for a third time in the One Allen Center, a Duke Realty building, located on the west side of Central Expressway between the McDermott and Bethany exits. The third expansion will draw down the majority of the fifth floor. With the expansion, Halo Group, Inc. will now occupy over 34,000 square feet in Allen, Texas.

The Allen Economic Development Corporation worked with Halo to keep the expansion in the city. Robert Winningham, executive director and CEO of Allen Economic Development Corporation, played a key role in keeping Halo in Allen and was very supportive of this expansion project. “We are pleased to assist with the expansion of this dynamic company, and to help create jobs in North Texas,” said Winningham. “Halo is the type of company we like to have in Allen.”

Halo first moved from Richardson, TX to One Allen Center in February of 2008. It was in November last year that they made their first expansion. “It is our desire to keep the Halo group of companies under one roof as we continue to expand,” states Tony Chron, president of Halo Group, Inc. “It allows for greater efficiency in the allocation of resources and personnel, enabling us to run a lean operation.”

Another important benefit to housing the Halo companies at one location is preserving the unique Halo culture. Halo Group, Inc. is a parent company comprised of nine subsidiaries and over 100 employees. The thriving company prides itself on the dedication to excellence and shared values of its employees. Halo management is actively involved in ensuring the values and standards the company was built on is maintained as the company grows. “There is a synergy at Halo that pervades everything we do. We don’t want to lose that,” states Mr. Chron.

The Halo team is working toward finalizing the project. Construction is finished, the certificate of occupancy has been issued, and a move in date of December 1st has been targeted. “The build out is sharp and perfectly suited to our needs. This new space will give us the room we need to achieve our growth and development strategies and we are anxious to get in there,” adds Mr. Chron.

About Halo Group, Inc.

Halo Group, Inc. is a nationwide holding company based in Allen, TX with nine subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, and insurance. Halo has been recently recognized by Inc. Magazine, Comerica Banks’ Collin 60, Capital One Bank Celebration of Enterprise, and the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100. For more information about Halo Group, Inc., visit www.myhalogroup.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in GVC Venture Corp.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GVC Venture Corp. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Halo Group, Inc. Honored With Celebration of Enterprise Award

ALLEN, TX–(Marketwire – November 5, 2009) – Halo Group, Inc, a nationwide consumer finance company based in Allen, TX and a subsidiary of GVC Venture Corp. (OTCBB: GPAX) , was honored by Capital One Bank recently when it received the Celebration of Enterprise Award. Cade Thompson, chief executive officer for Halo Group, Inc., accepted the award at a luncheon held for the finalists at the Plano Center.

The Celebration of Enterprise Award is designed to recognize entrepreneurial spirit and reward those who saw significant economic growth and overcame daunting obstacles to achieve that growth. The organization saw more applicants this year than in any previous year; a reflection of the extensive growth in the area. Collin County is the fastest growing county in Texas, and is recognized as one of the top growth counties in the nation. With many businesses relocating to the area each month, the competition is fierce.

Halo Group, Inc. was selected from a group of seven finalists as the winner of their category. “We are very pleased to receive this honor,” states Mr. Thompson. “It is significant to be recognized for an award such as this, amidst such intense competition.”

Halo Group, Inc. is composed of ten companies and over 100 employees assisting consumers in achieving their financial goals. Halo offers a full suite of services including mortgage lending, real estate representation, and insurance protection to help each consumer accomplish the dream of homeownership.

In addition, Halo has developed a complementing suite of services to provide assistance to consumers in times of financial distress. These services include mortgage loan modification, unsecured debt resolution, and credit management. “Halo’s completely integrated group of companies is unique to the industry and that integration provides a compelling opportunity during these troubling economic times. Our technology and bandwidth is positioned to address the incredible volume of consumers in need today. Providing effective solutions for struggling families is an enormous responsibility, but we are up for the challenge,” confirmed Jimmy Mauldin, chief strategy officer for Halo Group, Inc.

About Halo Group, Inc.

Halo Group, Inc. is a nationwide holding company based in Allen, TX with nine subsidiaries that operate primarily in the consumer financial services industry including debt, mortgage, real estate, credit, loan modification, and insurance. Halo has been recently recognized by Inc. Magazine, Comerica Bank’s Collin 60, and the SMU Cox School of Business Dallas 100. For more information about Halo Group, Inc., visit www.myhalogroup.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:

Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in GVC Venture Corp.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GVC Venture Corp. disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

Quick Facts

Headquarters
7800 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 320
Plano, TX 75024

Halo Companies, Inc. Headquarters

Employees
13

Ticker Symbol
HALN

Leadership
Cade Thompson
CEO
Paul Williams
Director
Richard Morris
Director
T. Craig Friesland
Director
Jimmy Mauldin
Director

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