SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - Bill the Butcher, Inc. (OTCQB: BILB) (PINKSHEETS: BILB), a specialty retail food shop with five greater Seattle neighborhood locations and a central commissary that is dedicated to supporting local sustainable farming and ethically raised meats, today announced that it has engaged Finance 500, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, as its Investment Banker, to increase the efficacy of its business model and its execution. Investment Banker, William H. Watson, III of Finance 500 is the lead banker handling this project. Mr. Watson has a history of successful collaborations with companies seeking strategic restructuring, debt consolidation and capital formation.
Stated J'Amy Owens, CEO of Bill the Butcher:
"I am excited and impressed by Bill Watson's insight into the issues facing emerging growth companies. He has successfully completed over 30 transactions where the companies received nearly $300 million of growth capital. In a matter of days, Bill was able to identify the issues facing our company and devised strategies to deal with those issues."
Added Ms. Owens, "After three years of interviewing over a dozen investment bankers, I finally found the right Bill for Bill the Butcher."
Mr. Watson, noting that the small farmer has been squeezed out as corporate farming has been taking over, stated:
"The reason I decided to get involved with Bill the Butcher is that I believe J'Amy Owens to be a true icon of the retail industry where she has designed concepts for over 400 retailers that resulted in over 20,000 stores throughout the world. We have all been buying products from retail stores she has designed including Disney, Starbucks, Sundance, Seattle's Best Coffee, Blockbuster, Nike and more. Once we get the restructuring of the Company completed, and solve a few other operational issues, I look forward to rolling this concept out with J'Amy on a national basis."
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