Great American Group Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

  Great American Group Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial   Officer  Business Wire  WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -- April 16, 2013  Great American Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GAMR), a leading provider of asset disposition and auction solutions, advisory and valuation services, capital investment, and real estate advisory services, has appointed Phillip Ahn as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately.  Mr. Ahn has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, in particular the private equity, investment banking and capital markets sectors. Mr. Ahn previously served as Great American Group’s Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development from February 2010 to April 2013, where he has overseen corporate development and merger and acquisition activities. He has also been responsible for managing the company’s capital investments and strategic initiatives involving private equity funds and hedge funds.  “Phillip has proven to be a valuable asset to our stakeholders since joining Great American Group several years ago, and I am pleased he will be taking on a larger role within our organization,” said Andy Gumaer, CEO, Great American Group. “Phillip brings broad-based experience to this role and I am excited to add someone of his caliber to our executive management team.”  Prior to joining Great American Group, Mr. Ahn held private equity investment positions at middle market private equity firms Altpoint Capital Partners and Stone Tower Equity Partners. Mr. Ahn is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He received his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia University.  For more information, visit www.greatamerican.com.  About Great American Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GAMR)  Great American Group is a leading provider of asset disposition and auction solutions, advisory and valuation services, capital investment, and real estate advisory services for an extensive array of companies. A trusted strategic partner at every stage of the business lifecycle, Great American Group efficiently deploys resources with sector expertise to assist companies, lenders, capital providers, private equity investors and professional service firms in maximizing the value of their assets. The company has in-depth experience within the retail, industrial, real estate, healthcare, energy and technology industries. The corporate headquarters is located in Woodland Hills, Calif. with additional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and London. For more information, call (818) 884-3737 or visit www.greatamerican.com.  Contact:  Great American Group Michelle Kahan Director of Marketing 818-884-3737 mkahan@greatamerican.com or Mulberry Marketing Communications Christina Bereta 312-664-1532 cbereta@mulberrmc.com  
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