International Merchant Advisors Meets Requirements for Pink Sheet Current Information Tier

Achieves Major Milestone to Increase Investor Transparency

Jan 19, 2010, 11:06 ET from International Merchant Advisors, Inc.

KINGWOOD, Texas, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Merchant Advisors, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IMAI) ( is proud to announce that it has met all Pink Sheet legal and accounting requirements necessary to move up from Limited Information to Current Information status. All shareholders may now view the Company's Initial Company Information and Disclosure Statement, as well as other financial associated documents that are required to achieve Current Information Status with Pink OTC Markets, Inc.

According to Pink OTC Markets, securities of Pink Sheet companies that provided current disclosure to the public markets, either through a regulator or directly to Pink OTC Markets, represented 80.2% of all the dollar volume traded so far in 2009. The average dollar volume per security in 2009 has averaged $81,259,055, for securities that obtained Current Information Status with Pink OTC Markets, compared to $745,812, which is the average dollar amount per security with No Information.

"Given the statistics cited above, achieving Current Information Status with Pink OTC Markets is a major milestone in International Merchant Advisors' overall strategy to improve shareholder value and boost liquidity for our stock. We believe that potential investors who have been following our Company will now feel more comfortable in buying shares given our higher level of transparency," stated Mel Roseman, CEO of International Merchant Advisors, Inc.

About: International Merchant Advisors, Inc.  (

International Merchant Advisors Inc. (IMAI) is an international business banker and builder of companies. IMAI provides direct access to the critical tools necessary to satisfy the growth requirements of international emerging and re-emerging public and private companies. These tools include providing mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory services, capital raising strategies, direct access to capital markets, and organizational development and business plan execution.

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SOURCE International Merchant Advisors, Inc.