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DSS Expands Footprint of DSS Securities through Acquisition of 24.9% of Broker-Dealer Sentinel Brokers Company

·4 min read

DSS has option to buy additional 50.1% of Sentinel

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (“DSS” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: DSS), a multinational company operating business segments in blockchain security, direct marketing, healthcare, consumer packaging, real estate, renewable energy, and securitized digital assets, today announced the further expansion of its DSS Securities, Inc. business through an acquisition of 24.9% of Sentinel Brokers Company, Inc. (“Sentinel”), a FINRA-registered broker-dealer. Terms of the agreement include the option to acquire an additional 50.1% of Sentinel.

“We are thrilled to further expand the footprint of DSS Securities,” stated Frank D. Heuszel, CEO of DSS. “Owning a broker-dealer will help to accelerate our plans to build out an ecosystem around this high-growth, high-return potential segment of our operations.”

Founded in 1996 by Joseph Lawless, Sentinel primarily operates as a financial intermediary, facilitating institutional trading of municipal and corporate bonds as well as preferred stock.

“Markets are continually evolving,” commented Lawless. “As Sentinel celebrates our 25th anniversary this year, it's exciting to engage a synergistic strategic partner the caliber of DSS that has tremendous vision and resources giving it the ability to capitalize on a wealth of opportunities. I am excited to work with the DSS team as we move forward.”

“This is great opportunity to accelerate the trajectory of our digital securities business,” commented Jason Grady, Chief Operating Officer of DSS. “We plan to continue to invest qualified ventures as opportunities warrant, effectively allocating the capital we have available to drive growth and maximize returns.”

DSS Securities completed its acquisition of 24.9% of Sentinel through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sentinel Brokers, LLC.

About Document Security Systems, Inc.

DSS is a multinational company operating business segments in blockchain security, direct marketing, healthcare, consumer packaging, real estate, renewable energy, and securitized digital assets. Its business model is based on a distribution sharing system in which shareholders will receive shares in its subsidiaries as DSS strategically spins them out into IPOs. Its historic business revolves around counterfeit deterrent and authentication technologies, smart packaging, and consumer product engagement. DSS is led by its Chairman and largest shareholder, Mr. Fai Chan, a highly successful global business veteran of more than 40 years specializing in corporate transformation while managing risk. He has successfully restructured more than 35 corporations with a combined value of $25 billion.

For more information on DSS visit http://www.dsssecure.com.

Investor Contact:

Dave Gentry, CEO
RedChip Companies Inc.
407-491-4498
Dave@redchip.com

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