Company strengthens Alternative Investment, EB-5 fund and wealth management service offerings in Chinese market

Dallas, Texas, April 14, 2014 – Civitas Capital Group, a leading independent specialty asset management and financial services firm with operating divisions focused on Alternative Investments, EB-5 Funds and Wealth Management, today announced that Dan Redford has joined the firm as the vice president of investor relations to further develop the Company’s portfolio of high-quality investment products tailored for Chinese individuals and institutions.

Redford joins with significant industry experience, having spent a number of years as the director of China operations for another successful EB-5 regional center operator. During this time, he played an instrumental role in attracting outbound Chinese foreign direct investment into the U.S. and serving as an investor relations resource.

“I’m really excited about joining Civitas and looking forward to working with the team to further build on its institutional approach to serving global investors. I’m fortunate to be joining a company that deeply values being a long-term advisor, not a short-term broker. We will strive to build lasting relationships with our client partners, helping them as they build new lives and business relationships in the United States,” Redford said.

Through its EB-5 Funds division, Civitas is currently the manager of eight Regional Centers throughout the United States, which have funded or are in the process of funding hundreds of millions of EB-5 capital and creating thousands of jobs in America. Civitas is also the exclusive EB-5 partner for several Texas cities, including Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, and Laredo.

Civitas Capital Group Managing Director Tina Hou noted, “Dan’s wealth of experience is a great addition to our staff of financially and culturally savvy investment professionals. We view his appointment as a sign of our long-term commitment to the Chinese market and the investors we serve. These investors need a proven ally who understands their culture, goals and concerns – and who can help them make informed decisions. I’m confident Dan will have an immediate impact and excel in this role.”

Redford holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations and Mandarin Chinese from Michigan State University. An accomplished columnist, his views on U.S.-China relations have been published by a number of leading media outlets. Redford will be based in Beijing, China.

About Civitas Capital Group

Civitas Capital Group (“Civitas”) is an independent specialty asset management and financial services firm with operating divisions focused on Alternative Investments, EB-5 Funds and Wealth Management. Civitas evaluates the truth that lies at the core of every investment. We dig deeper, using a rigorous process to evaluate investment opportunities from every angle.

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For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In the United States:

Civitas Capital Group
Bamboo Lin
Tel: +1-214-572-2328
Email: [email protected]

Ogilvy Public Relations
Justin Knapp
Tel: +1-616-551-9714
Email: [email protected]

In China:

Ogilvy Public Relations
Sharon Tang
Tel: +86-10-8520-6565
Email: [email protected]