The Graystone Company Announces Effective Date of Reverse Split

The Graystone Company Announces Effective Date of Reverse Split

LIMA, Peru, May 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Graystone Company
(OTCQB:GYST), announced today that its 1:400 reverse stock split of the
Company's Class A Common Stock will be effective May 14, 2012. All Class A
common shares issued and outstanding as of March 27, 2012 will be subjected to
the reverse.The Company's shares will trade under the symbol "GYSTD" with a
"D" added for 20 trading days to signify that the reverse stock split has
occurred.A new CUSIP number has been assigned to the Company's common stock
as a result of the reverse split.

The reverse split will reduce the total number of shares of the Company's
common stock outstanding from approximately 191,352,500 to 478,382 shares.

Company stockholders will receive one new share of Class A common stock for
every 400 shares held.The Company will round up any fractional
shares.Stockholders with shares in brokerage accounts can contact their
brokers.Cleartrust will act as the exchange agent and can be contacted at
(813) 235-4490.

Additional details related to the reverse stock split may be obtained from the
Company's Proxy Statement that was filed with the SEC on April 24, 2012.A
copy of the Proxy Statement is available atwww.graystone1.comunder Investor
Info.

About The Graystone Company.The Graystone Company, Inc. is a U.S.-based
mining and exploration company focused on acquiring and developing gold and
other mineral properties. The Company's strategy is to build value for
shareholders by the identification, acquisition and exploration of early-stage
properties that show significant potential for the discovery of gold.

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Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements in this press release which are
not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any
statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the
future. Actual results could differ from those projected in any
forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. These forward-looking
statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume 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 we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and
intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no
assurance that any 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 our
annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: The Graystone Company, Inc.
         Paul Howarth
         (702) 582-5535
         info@graystoneint.com
         www.graystone1.com

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