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Live Ventures Announces Initiation of Quarterly Conference Calls

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Live Ventures Incorporated (Nasdaq:LIVE) (?Live Ventures or the ?Company), a diversified holding company, announces today, as part of its increased investor relations activities, the initiation of quarterly conference calls beginning with its fiscal first quarter 2017 quarterly update, scheduled for mid-February.

In the coming days, the Company will announce the date and dial-in information for the conference call, which will also be webcast.  Ahead of the call, the Company will accept investor questions submitted to [email protected].

?As our Company grows, it is increasingly important that we establish clear, two-way communications with our stockholders, said Jon Isaac, CEO of Live Ventures Incorporated.  ?The initiation of our quarterly conference calls is an important first step in what will be a robust series of activities.  We encourage all stockholders and potential investors to participate in these calls to stay current with our financials and our overall progress as a company.  We highly encourage stockholders to submit questions and we look forward to answering them on the call.

About Live Ventures Incorporated

Live Ventures Incorporated is a diversified holding company with several wholly owned subsidiaries and a strategic focus on acquiring profitable companies that have demonstrated a strong history of earnings power.  Live Ventures Incorporated provides, among other businesses, marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet.  The Company operates a deal engine, which is a service that connects merchants and consumers via an innovative platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time and instant offers to nearby consumers.  In addition, it maintains, through its subsidiary, ModernEveryday, an online consumer products retailer and, through its subsidiary, Marquis Industries, a specialty, high-performance yarns manufacturer, hard-surfaces re-seller, which is a top-10 high-end residential carpet manufacturer in the United States.  Marquis Industries, through its A-O Division, utilizes its state-of-the-art yarn extrusion capacity to market monofilament textured yarn products to the artificial turf industry.  Marquis is the only manufacturer in the world that can produce certain types of yarn prized by the industry.  Most recently, the Company acquired Vintage Stock, Inc., an award-winning entertainment featuring movies, classic and new video games, music, collectible comics and toys, and the ability to special order and ship product worldwide to the customers doorstep. Vintage Stock is Americas largest entertainment superstore chain.

In December, its largest stockholder and a third party that for years had provided a large, standby lending arrangement, agreed to lock up all of their shares for five years (through December 31, 2021).  To ensure that lock-up arrangement, they exchanged all of their shares for a series of ?common equivalent preferred stock, which is not redeemable; has no liquidation preference and virtually identical dividends (if any are declared); has no board seats and votes with the common stock; and is convertible back into common stock without any dilution (based on its original exchange from common stock).  Accordingly, the Companys common stock was reduced from approximately 2.8 million to 2.0 million shares.  Further, the approximately 590,146 warrants that are owned by our largest stockholder are also subject to the five-year lock up and have been exchanged for the same series of ?common equivalent preferred stock.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary StatementsThis press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  In accordance with the safe harbor provisions of this Act, statements contained herein that look forward in time that include everything other than historical information, involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the Companys actual results. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Live Ventures Incorporated may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, in its annual report to stockholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by the Company, including, but not limited to, plans and objectives of management for future operations or products, the market acceptance or future success of our products, and our future financial performance.  The Company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the Companys Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, most recent Form 10-Q, and other filings with the U S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov). The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

CONTACT: Contact:Live Ventures IncorporatedTim Matula, investor [email protected]://live-ventures.com
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