NEW YORK, June 8, 2001 — Joseph Berkery, President of Berkery, Noyes & Company, announced today that his firm represented Twin Laboratories, Inc. in its sale of Advanced Research Press to management. Advanced Research Press, Inc. is the publisher of Muscular Development Magazine, of Hauppauge, NY, a leading monthly magazine serving the health, fitness and bodybuilding community. The magazine is positioned as the "world’s authority on sports nutrition, training and human performance." In addition to Muscular Development Magazine, Advanced Research Press also publishes ten trade books with subject matter covering the topics of nutrition, cooking, dieting and physical training. According to Joseph Berkery, "The passion which the management of Advanced Research Press has shown for its products augers well for the continued success of this dynamic property."

Twinlab is recognized as a leading health and wellness company, providing the highest quality, science-based, innovative products and educational services.

Berkery, Noyes specializes in investment banking for the information, publishing and communications industries. Among the most recent transactions completed by Berkery, Noyes are the following: Haynes North America’s acquisition of Chilton’s Consumer Car Products, the acquisition of Mayfield Publishing Company by The McGraw-Hill Companies, IDG Books purchase of Cliffs Notes, Inc., and the acquisition of McClanahan Book Company by Learning Horizons a subsidiary of American Greetings.

Berkery, Noyes & Company clients range from small firms, often seeking a buyer, to most of the major international information companies, who use the firm’s expertise in locating, analyzing and negotiating with acquisition candidates, as well as in managing divestitures. The firm operates with a staff of professionals serving the publishing industry from offices in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Frankfurt, Germany.