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ROTH Capital Partners Teams Up with Challenged Athletes Foundation for 3rd Annual ROTH Ride, March 9th, 2014

ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, will partner with the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) for the 3rd Annual ROTH Ride as the kick-off event to its 26th Annual Growth Stock Conference March 9-12, 2014 at The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California. The ride will take place on Sunday, March 9 departing from the Bike Religion Dana Point store location at 9:00 a.m.

The 41 mile bike ride from Dana Point through the town of San Clemente, featuring picturesque views of San Onofre State Beach, will benefit CAF, a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved and stay involved in sports. ROTH Conference attendees will have the opportunity to ride side-by-side with CAF’s Sarah Reinertsen, Mike Johnston, Eric McElvenny, Steven Peace and Eduardo Garcia. Eduardo Garcia is an avid outdoorsman and sporting enthusiast who lost his left hand in a traumatic electrocution accident in 2011. Despite his life-altering trauma, he has re-discovered his rhythm and passion for life. He is a true role model of resilience and positivity to anyone that has faced a challenge and overcome it.

"We are inspired and proud to be teaming up with CAF again this year for the 3rd Annual ROTH Ride. Together CAF and ROTH developed a Duane Roth legacy fund to continue to help challenged athletes in the sport of cycling which he loved so much," said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH. "This is an event that our conference attendees look forward to each year to kick-off our flagship conference. Over half of this year’s riders have been on one or both of the previous year’s rides.”

At last year’s ROTH Ride 75 cyclists raised approximately $50,000 in support of CAF’s mission to help people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

Bike Religion’s ride leadership and logistical support combined with top-of-the-line bikes provided by Cannondale and Felt will make it a worthwhile experience for first timers and experienced cyclists alike. Additional bike ride sponsors include: Coastal.com, Equisolve, Pulse Beverages, REED’s, Skullcandy, ZAGG, Delta Apparel and Pactimo.

The ROTH Capital Partners’ 26th Annual Growth Stock Conference, one of the largest of its kind, is a three-day investment conference that brings together executives from more than 450 public and private growth companies and 1,000 institutional investors. The event provides attendees with investment ideas across a variety of sectors, including Business Services, Consumer, Cleantech, Industrials & Resources, Healthcare, Metals & Mining, and Technology & Media. Company presentations, Q&A sessions, panels and management one-on-one meetings offer institutional clients opportunities for extensive interaction with executive management to gain in-depth insights into each business and sector.

For more information about this invitation only conference – including agenda and web cast schedule – please visit www.roth.com. For more information on the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Operation Rebound program, visit www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.

About ROTH Capital Partners, LLC:

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.

About the Challenged Athletes Foundation:

The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved – and stay involved – in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $53 million has been raised and almost 8,200 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.

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