HALO Branded Solutions Among "Healthiest Companies"

STERLING, IL (July 8, 2009) – Counselor "Top 40" distributor, HALO Branded Solutions (ASI 356000; PPAI 106462), has been recognized as one of the "Healthiest Companies in America" by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), the leading provider of turnkey population health management programs, based in Chicago, Illinois. IHS recognition measures year over year improvement in aggregate employee health metrics including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and triglyceride levels.

HALO Branded Solutions won the award in a comparison of overall key health metrics based on a comparative study of over 2,000 companies. According to Lisa Taylor, HALO Branded Solutions Human Resources Manager, "We have a very proactive approach to employee health care. In addition to company wellness incentives, we take a strategic approach that addresses healthcare concerns before they become issues for an individual. The voluntary free health screening provides added value to our employees while helping us reduce the growing cost of healthcare through awareness and prevention."

Joe Furlin, IHS Vice President, presented the award to Taylor and HALO Branded Solutions President, Jack Mewhirter, at a ceremony today in Sterling. Jim Banks, IHS CEO noted, "HALO provides true preventative care because their employees have the opportunity to take an active, informed role in their personal healthcare. Their approach has led to positive, proven results for their employees."

About HALO Branded Solutions
HALO Branded Solutions, with operational headquarters in Sterling, Illinois, is a leading promotional products distributor in the $18 billion per year promotional products industry. The Company has a growing nationwide sales force and expects to continue its profitable growth by offering innovative client solutions, priced competitively, and supported by world-class operations and customer service.