ValueForum.com Launches Coffee Shop, Powered by Ticker Technologies Inc.

NEW YORK, August 10, 2004 - BNK Invest, Inc. (BNK), a premier provider of targeted online investment communities, announces the launch of its Coffee Shop as part of an ongoing community-building effort (at http://www.valueforum.com/). The off-topic Coffee Shop is intended to bring together members of the BankInvestor.com, BDCInvestor.com and ValueForum.com communities - a combined group of over 1,000 value-oriented investors - providing an area to discuss common interests beyond investments.

Adam Menzel, the company's COO stated, "The new Coffee Shop will add value to our growing community, helping to build relationships across the membership base. It will enhance the ability of our members to share ideas and information, and creates new possibilities for discussion and collaboration."

"Additionally," Menzel added, "the introduction of the Coffee Shop helps to keep the focus of the main forums on-topic, providing a separate area where members can discuss things like current events and the upcoming November elections, without disrupting the flow of investment discussions in the main forums."

BNK also announces the growth of the ValueForum stock ratings database, which has surpassed 500 equities rated by site members. Some actively rated stocks include NovaStar Financial (NYSE: NFI) currently with 112 member ratings, Friedman Billings Ramsey (NYSE: FBR) with 41 member ratings, and Frontline Ltd Ord (NYSE: FRO) with 41 member ratings. Actively rated sectors include Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) including Mortgage REITS, Business Development Companies (BDCs), and Canadian Royalty Trusts (Canroys).

About BNK Invest, Inc.
BNK Invest, Inc. owns online properties that focus on serving specific communities of investors. The Company's newest site, ValueForum.com, is the third online property to be launched by BNK, following BankInvestor.com in 1998 and BDCinvestor.com in 2002. ValueForum.com is a subscription-based site, with a 3-day trial Pass offered at $5, a 6-Month Pass at $60, and a full 12-Month Pass at $100.

CONTACT: Adam Menzel (COO), 516-759-9408 x20, or amenzel@valueforum.com

About Ticker Technologies, Inc.
ValueForum.com is powered by Ticker Technologies Inc. (TTI). TTI's mission is to be the premier provider of Internet software applications that integrate market-related and other content into web and Intranet sites worldwide. The Company achieves its mission by delivering turn-key outsourcing solutions that filter aggregated information and present it in innovative ways. The most successful products launched by the company have been the Ticker product line, and customizable Stock Charts. These products and the company's newest solutions provide value-added offerings for their clients.

TTI powers its products with a fleet of Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) PowerEdge servers running the RedHat (NASDAQ: RHAT) Linux operating system. TTI's server infrastructure is located at NTT/Verio (NYSE: NTT)'s Manhattan data center.

CONTACT: Adam Menzel (COO), 516-759-9408 x20, or amenzel@tickertech.com

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