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Boom! Magazine Announces New Employee

Gerald Townsend Named Financial Editor.

Cary, NC, April 13, 2006 --( Greg and Barbara Petty, publishers of Boom!, have announced Gerald Townsend, president of Townsend Asset Management Corp., to be the financial editor for Boom! Magazine. In this position, Townsend will help Boom! become a reliable source for financial investments as well as help Boom! readers make correct and safe financial planning decisions.

“We are excited about this opportunity to provide current and helpful financial information to our readers with Gerald on our staff,” said Petty. “Gerald has accomplished volumes as a financial planning entrepreneur, and I am confident he will do the same for Boom!.”

About Gerald A. Townsend:
Gerald A. Townsend is the financial editor of BOOM magazine, a monthly publication targeted to today’s active adult population. He is the president of Townsend Asset Management Corporation and has over thirty years of experience in accounting and personal financial advisory. Prior to founding Townsend Asset Corp., Townsend was assistant controller and financial vice president for a multi-state manufacturer and an investment advisory firm. He has been recognized as a leader in his industry, including being named as one of the top financial advisors in the country by Money magazine. Townsend is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting at East Carolina University and obtained a masters degree in agriculture from North Carolina State University. Townsend is involved in several community activities and serves on the Board of Toccoa Falls Foundation, an institution that supports Toccoa Falls College.

About Boom! Magazine
Boom! Magazine is a lifestyle resource serving Orange, Durham, and Wake County. 30,000 copies are distributed free of charge at over 300 sites throughout the Triangle. Published by the former publishers of Fifty Plus Lifestyle Magazine of the Triangle, Boom! will continue to serve the same target audience of baby boomers and their parents, but with an updated look and name that describes the new attitude on aging. The magazine’s slogan “Live Smart, Live Well, Live Large” reflect the three primary areas of focus: financial news for living smart, health and wellness information for living well, and lifestyle and entertainment topics for living large. Monthly columns also include celebrity profiles, home improvement, legal advice, computer and Internet advice, car reviews, styling tips, commentary, and social security and retirement issues. For more information, visit the Boom! Magazine Web site at

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