Thaon Names New President for Subsidiary, CastPro.com; Geno Brunton Also Elected to Thaon Board of Directors

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Thaon Communications, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Thaon Communications, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   THAO) announced today that it has named Mr. Geno Brunton
 as the new President of its webcasting subsidiary, CastPro.com.  Additionally,
 as a division President Mr. Brunton has been added to the Thaon Board of
 Directors.
     Mr. Brunton brings a rare balance of creative talent, organizational
 skills and analytical ability to the Thaon group of companies.  He is a
 multifaceted executive with strong management skills and a personal history of
 successful business endeavors.  This fact became evident when as the General
 Manager of Ross Drugs he helped guide the flailing retail & wholesale drug
 company to success by increasing the number of retail store outlets from 5 to
 23, growing revenues from $8 million to $43 million during his 3.5 year term.
     Mr. Brunton also served as the senior producer, writer and director of
 L.A. based Business World News.  This TVA Productions national program has
 aired regularly on both cable and network stations, including CBS, NBC, ABC,
 FOX, CNBC and TLC.  These capabilities and experiences provide him with a
 unique set of skills perfectly suited to lead CastPro.com, providing the
 company with strong and intelligent leadership for the future.
     "We're pleased Mr. Brunton has decided to join the Thaon team.  He brings
 with him an ambition and vision coupled with a proven track record of business
 development capabilities.  We believe that his skills and experience, combined
 with extensive relationships across a diverse set of commercial boundaries are
 vital and will prove to accelerate CastPro's growth in a stable and controlled
 manner," stated Adam Anthony, President of Thaon.
     Mr. Anthony also stated, "CastPro has invested a considerable amount of
 time and capital preparing the Los Angeles studio facility to take full
 advantage of the tremendous opportunity streaming media in all of its forms
 has to offer.  There is a broad spectrum of existing revenue models that thru
 CastPro's ability to offer cost effective communications solutions to the
 investment community will soon be realized."
     "This presents a solid foundation for future growth and as the President
 of CastPro.com I intend to expand our interests beyond corporate events into
 streaming of live sports and entertainment events, which our streaming
 technology is so perfectly suited.  I am very optimistic about the Company's
 future and as technology advances it will soon lead us to a day when
 entertainment programs are distributed more prevalently over the Internet.
 Thaon is on the edge of this new communications frontier and as such will
 prove invaluable to supporting CastPro's leadership role in the streaming
 media industry," stated Mr. Brunton.
 
     Thaon Communications, Inc. (www.thaon.net) is a holding company operating
 through a collection of subsidiaries aimed at providing multimedia
 communication solutions.  Thaon operates through three business units:
 CastPro.com, Prime Time Media Solutions and Legal Broadcast Company.
 
     For a Complete Investment Profile, please contact 1-866-551-1660 or e-mail
 IR@Thaon.net
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to
 the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve
 risks and uncertainties, including limited product demand, competition, and
 other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in company's reports.
 The possible impact of competitive -business and pricing uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to general uncertainties in the marketplace.
 
 

SOURCE Thaon Communications, Inc.
    LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Thaon Communications, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   THAO) announced today that it has named Mr. Geno Brunton
 as the new President of its webcasting subsidiary, CastPro.com.  Additionally,
 as a division President Mr. Brunton has been added to the Thaon Board of
 Directors.
     Mr. Brunton brings a rare balance of creative talent, organizational
 skills and analytical ability to the Thaon group of companies.  He is a
 multifaceted executive with strong management skills and a personal history of
 successful business endeavors.  This fact became evident when as the General
 Manager of Ross Drugs he helped guide the flailing retail & wholesale drug
 company to success by increasing the number of retail store outlets from 5 to
 23, growing revenues from $8 million to $43 million during his 3.5 year term.
     Mr. Brunton also served as the senior producer, writer and director of
 L.A. based Business World News.  This TVA Productions national program has
 aired regularly on both cable and network stations, including CBS, NBC, ABC,
 FOX, CNBC and TLC.  These capabilities and experiences provide him with a
 unique set of skills perfectly suited to lead CastPro.com, providing the
 company with strong and intelligent leadership for the future.
     "We're pleased Mr. Brunton has decided to join the Thaon team.  He brings
 with him an ambition and vision coupled with a proven track record of business
 development capabilities.  We believe that his skills and experience, combined
 with extensive relationships across a diverse set of commercial boundaries are
 vital and will prove to accelerate CastPro's growth in a stable and controlled
 manner," stated Adam Anthony, President of Thaon.
     Mr. Anthony also stated, "CastPro has invested a considerable amount of
 time and capital preparing the Los Angeles studio facility to take full
 advantage of the tremendous opportunity streaming media in all of its forms
 has to offer.  There is a broad spectrum of existing revenue models that thru
 CastPro's ability to offer cost effective communications solutions to the
 investment community will soon be realized."
     "This presents a solid foundation for future growth and as the President
 of CastPro.com I intend to expand our interests beyond corporate events into
 streaming of live sports and entertainment events, which our streaming
 technology is so perfectly suited.  I am very optimistic about the Company's
 future and as technology advances it will soon lead us to a day when
 entertainment programs are distributed more prevalently over the Internet.
 Thaon is on the edge of this new communications frontier and as such will
 prove invaluable to supporting CastPro's leadership role in the streaming
 media industry," stated Mr. Brunton.
 
     Thaon Communications, Inc. (www.thaon.net) is a holding company operating
 through a collection of subsidiaries aimed at providing multimedia
 communication solutions.  Thaon operates through three business units:
 CastPro.com, Prime Time Media Solutions and Legal Broadcast Company.
 
     For a Complete Investment Profile, please contact 1-866-551-1660 or e-mail
 IR@Thaon.net
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to
 the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve
 risks and uncertainties, including limited product demand, competition, and
 other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in company's reports.
 The possible impact of competitive -business and pricing uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to general uncertainties in the marketplace.
 
 SOURCE  Thaon Communications, Inc.