Horiyoshi Worldwide engages EFP Rotenberg, LLP as the Company's new Public Accounting Firm

Mar 03, 2011, 08:30 ET from Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire/ - Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. (OTCBB: HHWW) is pleased to announce that the Company has engaged EFP Rotenberg, LLP, www.efprotenberg.com as its new independent registered public accounting firm.  The Company was formerly using Child, Van Wagoner & Bradshaw, PLLC based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  EFP Rotenberg has a great deal of experience servicing the needs of public companies in the United States and has the language and cultural expertise to assist firms with Far Eastern operations.  EFP Rotenberg is based in New York and is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, www.bdo.com/alliance , which allows the firm to access the resources of BDO Siedman and many other Alliance partners.

Raymond A. Catroppa, CFA and Chief Financial Officer of Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc., explains the engagement this way, "We look at all of our corporate relationships and try to determine what is best for the Company and for our shareholders.  We believe that EFP Rotenberg is a good fit with our current needs.  We respect their corporate experience and their ability to leverage the BDO Seidman Alliance relationship.  Our goal is to continue to build the trust of our shareholders and partners and by engaging EFP Rotenberg we feel it is another important step in reaching that goal."

About Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets Horiyoshi the Third - a high end clothing and accessories product line based on the artistry of World renowned Japanese Tattoo Artist, Yoshihito Nakano (Horiyoshi III). The Company is rapidly expanding its distribution platform and its products are being marketed worldwide.  The Horiyoshi the Third Collection has been featured in leading fashion publications such as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Anotherman Magazine, Vogue and Style.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors.  Such factors include, among others, HHWW's ability to design and manufacture its products following the acquisition, the ability of the products to gain market acceptance, and the difficulties faced by an early stage retail fashion company in the competitive retail fashion industry.  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate.  Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company's recent current reports on Form 8-K, our annual report on Form 10-K, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic and current reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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