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Unigo Becomes a Full Service U.S. College Information Marketplace

EDPlus Holdings Integrates Its Array of College Decision and Financing Tools Under Unigo Brand and Commences Doing Business as Unigo Group

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 -- EDPlus Holdings LLC, a rapidly-developing provider of college decision support content and tools, has announced that going forward it will do business as Unigo Group ("Unigo"), and will present its expanding suite of resources under the Unigo.com brand.

With the rebranding and integration complete, Unigo now becomes one of the industry's leading college consumer marketplace with services reaching more than nine million consumers -- including more than half of all people who are evaluating opportunities for college and beyond. Unigo helps students navigate college selection, scholarships and financing, and will help students secure internships and jobs after college, with the goal of achieving an optimal Return on Education™.

"Unigo is fast becoming the trusted partner in helping college-bound students and their parents make better decisions about one of the most important investments they will make in themselves and their future," said Brad McMahon, Sr. VP of Unigo Group. "Our objective is to make it easy and rewarding for people to navigate the vast possibilities available to them, beginning in high school and extending deeply into their professional career, so they can achieve an optimal return on their education investment."

Unigo now combines the hundreds of thousands of student-generated reviews of U.S. colleges, along with decision-making tools previously available through +U™, and a vast scholarship resource previously branded ScholarshipExperts.com. In addition, EDPlus Holdings, LLC will change its operating name to Unigo Group, continuing to operate as a portfolio company of Aequitas Capital.

A popular national scholarship program currently available at www.plus-u.com will be migrated to www.unigo.com during the third quarter of 2014. Students can complete a short creative writing assignment when registering online to be considered for one of five $10,000 national scholarships presented each quarter. Entries completed at +U will be preserved during the transition.

About Unigo Group
Unigo Group improves students' decision-making and outcomes by providing the most personalized and accurate platform for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs. Our network of targeted web properties delivers over nine million unique consumer interactions each year, while our related private student loan business includes more than 100,000 loans originated and serviced, reflecting more than $300 million in student loans provided.

Unigo Group uses its unique insights and proprietary technologies to provide complete and transparent information that helps higher education consumers choose the right school for their needs and future goals. We improve Return on Education™. From picking a school, to funding your education, to maintaining financial discipline while you build your career, Unigo Group is a trusted and reliable partner.

Unigo Group is a portfolio company of Aequitas Capital. With more than $500 million in assets under management, Aequitas Capital is a credit-focused investment management firm that builds and distributes income-producing alternative investment solutions to institutional and high net worth clients. With a lending and fund management platform, Aequitas Capital focuses on strategies within education, healthcare and private credit. Aequitas Capital is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with more than 80 employees and offices in San Diego and New York.

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