APB Financial Group LLC & Hedge Fund Solutions Announce New Shareholder Activism Webcast Featuring GAMCO’s Mario Gabelli and Ryan Morris, Nominee to TDS Board on 5/17

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On Friday, May 17th, 11:00am-11:30am Eastern, APB Financial Group and Hedge Fund Solutions will host Activist Investment Webcast Featuring GAMCO’s Mario Gabelli and Ryan Morris, nominee for election to the Telephone & Data Systems Board.

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We are pleased to offer this forum in which TDS’s current and prospective investors can hear directly from Mario Gabelli and his nominee - Ryan Morris, about how they intend to increase shareholder value.--Steven Abernathy, CEO of APB Financial Group

Mario Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors and Mr. Morris, GAMCO’s nominee to the TDS Board, will be interviewed this Friday, May 17, by Damien Park; the webcast is part of the APB Financial Group ongoing series of interviews on Shareholder Activism. As an 8.69% shareholder, GAMCO seeks to replace one of the Company’s twelve directors at TDS’s 2013 Annual Shareholders Meeting, scheduled for Friday May 24, 2013.

"We are pleased to offer this forum in which TDS’s current and prospective investors can hear directly from Mario Gabelli and his nominee - Ryan Morris, about how they intend to increase shareholder value," said Steven Abernathy, CEO of APB Financial Group.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of activist investing research for TDS. “Sum-of-the parts stories, where there’s also activist activity, can be particularly compelling as a successful activist can be the required catalyst for value to be realized,” said Damien Park, moderator of the webcast and Managing Partner at Hedge Fund Solutions.

For more information about the series, contact Brian Luster at 212-293-3463.

Company Information

About APB Financial Group
APB Financial Group is a full service, independent broker dealer, offering independent research, discreet sales and trading, selective capital introduction and commission management. The Shareholder Rights Division of APB Financial is a Fundamental-Value and Catalyst-Driven independent research provider, dedicated to offering financial services, hedging strategies and other resources to the activist and investment community. APB Financial Group is a member of FINRA, SIPC. For additional information contact us.

About Hedge Fund Solutions, LLC
Hedge Fund Solutions is a specialized research and consulting firm focused on providing substantive solutions for investors and companies on issues relating to activist investing. Hedge Fund Solutions issues Catalyst Investment Research™ – research that singles out companies with extraordinary value potential where activist investors have taken sizeable investment positions and are pressing management to unlock hidden pockets of value. For additional information contact Damien Park: dpark(at)hedgerelations(dot)com.

About the Moderator

Damien Park, Hedge Fund Solutions
Mr. Park is a leading expert in the area of shareholder activism and corporate governance and is regularly retained by investment professionals and boards of directors seeking dependable counsel in this area. He is the co-chairman of The Conference Board’s Expert Committee on Shareholder Activism, the past chairman of the Hedge Fund Activism & Shareholder Value Summit, and is often quoted in leading publications.

About the Individuals from GAMCO Being Interviewed

Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman & CEO GAMCO Investors
Mr. Gabelli is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, Inc., the firm he founded in 1977. He serves on the Boards of Boston College, Roger Williams University, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture and is a Trustee of the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States and of the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. He was Morningstar's Portfolio Manager of the Year in 1997. He was named Money Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor for 2011 and is a member of Barron's All Star Century Team.

Ryan J. Morris, GAMCO Nominee to TDS Board
Mr. Morris is the Managing Member of Meson Capital Partners LLC, a San Francisco-based investment manager, which he founded in February 2009. Mr. Morris is currently Executive Chairman of the Board of Infu System Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of infusion services to oncologists and other outpatient treatment settings. Mr. Morris was elected Chairman of the Board of Lucas Energy, Inc., an oil and gas company, in December 2012, and has served as a director since October 2012. From June 2011 through July 2012, Mr. Morris served as a member of the equity committee responsible for maximizing value to the stockholders of HearUSA, Inc., a company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which has since liquidated its assets and ceased operations. Prior to founding Meson LLC, in July 2008, Mr. Morris co-founded VideoNote LLC, a small and profitable educational software company with customers including Cornell University and The World Bank, and he continues to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Morris has a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Engineering degree in Operations Research & Information Engineering from Cornell University. Mr. Morris is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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