Founder of St. Jude Medical to Keynote RedChip Emerging Growth Showcase on Oct. 23-24

Founder of St. Jude Medical to Keynote RedChip Emerging Growth Showcase on
Oct. 23-24

28 Emerging Growth Companies to Offer Inside Views of Their Businesses During
Online Conference

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RedChip Companies, Inc.
("RedChip"), an international small-cap research, investor relations, and
media company, today announced that Manny Villafana, chairman and CEO of
biotechnology company Kips Bay Medical, Inc. and founder of St. Jude Medical,
will deliver the keynote presentation at the RedChip Emerging Growth Showcase
on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23-24, 2013.

His presentation, recorded at the Aegis Capital 2013 Healthcare Conference,
will air at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on both days of the conference at
www.RedChip.com.

Mr. Villafana started his career with Medtronic, Inc. as the company's first
international sales administrator. He went on to found Cardiac Pacemakers,
Inc. (CPI), a CRM company that revolutionized the pacemaker industry by
introducing a long-life lithium iodine pacemaker, a technology still utilized
today by 100% of the market. CPI was ultimately acquired by Eli Lilly &
Company, which spun out CPI as Guidant, which in turn was acquired in 2006 by
Boston Scientific, Inc.

Mr. Villafana founded St. Jude Medical, Inc. in 1976. He led St. Jude
Medical's development of a novel heart valve that still dominates the
mechanical valve replacement market. He has also founded and led the public
offering for medical technology companies such as GV Medical, Inc., ATS
Medical, Inc. and CABG Medical, Inc. Every year, 250,000 Americans receive a
lifesaving medical device developed by Mr. Villafana.

During the RedChip Emerging Growth Showcase, 28 small-cap company executives
will offer inside views of their businesses through video presentations and
live Q&A sessions. Thousands of investors are expected to participate, making
this event RedChip's largest and best-attended Emerging Growth Showcase. The
online investor conference will air between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on both
days at www.RedChip.com.

Presenting companies range across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors,
including oil & gas, technology, mining, healthcare, consumer goods, energy
and more. Investors can pre-submit a question for a presenting company by
visiting www.RedChip.com/virtualconference. Presenting companies include:

-- Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPXA) (Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. ET)

-- Spherix Inc. (Nasdaq:SPEX) (Oct. 23, 11:00 a.m. ET)

-- SMTP, Inc. (OTCQB:SMTP) (Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m. ET)

-- Profire Energy, Inc. (OTCQB:PFIE) (Oct. 23, 2:00 p.m. ET)

-- Lattice Inc. (OTCQB:LTTC) (Oct. 23, 10:00 a.m. ET)

For a full list of presenting companies, visit
http://www.RedChip.com/virtualconference. No registration is required to
participate in the conference. Start times are subject to change.

About RedChip Companies, Inc.

RedChip Companies, an Inc. 5000 company, is an international small-cap
research, investor relations, and media company headquartered in Orlando,
Florida; with affiliate offices in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Seoul.
RedChip delivers concrete, measurable results for its clients through its
extensive global network of small-cap institutional and retail investors.
RedChip has developed the most comprehensive platform of products and services
for small-cap companies, including: RedChip Research™, Traditional Investor
Relations, Digital Investor Relations, Institutional and Retail Conferences,
Virtual Conferences, "The RedChip Money Report: Small Stocks Big Money"™
television show, Shareholder Intelligence, Strategic Marketing, Crisis
Management, Social Media and Blogging Services, and Webcasts. To learn more
about RedChip's products and services, please visit:
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