Halo Companies, Inc. Announces Ticker Symbol Change to HALN

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Halo Companies, Inc. Announces Ticker Symbol Change to HALN

Posted on February 26, 2010

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.

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