TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- S3 Investment Company (OTCBB:SEIH) today announced the launch of its first monthly investor newsletter, which has been posted in PDF format to the company's website at www.s3investments.com/newsletter.asp and will be electronically transmitted through the Company's e-mail alert system in a non-graphic text only version.

The newsletter, which is designed to bring shareholders and others interested in S3 Investment Company updated on the progress of the company and its investment portfolio, features a profile of Secure System Solutions Chief Executive Officer Greg Dawson and a review of the Company's recent activities. Anyone interested in receiving future newsletters by email should subscribe to the email alert system on the company website at www.s3investments.com/ealert.asp.

Chris Bickel, Chief Executive Officer of S3 Investment Company, commented, "The launch of our monthly investor newsletter again reinforces our commitment to maintaining the flow of information to our shareholders. The newsletter is expected to facilitate additional exposure for S3 Investment Company in the public markets, as it provides an accurate snapshot of the company's status on a monthly basis. Its availability on the company's website will also allow shareholders and potential investors to explore the site and learn more about S3 Investment Company."

The next monthly newsletter is scheduled for release in early March 2005.

About The Company

S3 Investment Company Inc. (http://www.s3investments.com) is a Business Development Company regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940. Its first operating subsidiary, Securesoft Systems Inc. (http://www.securesoftsystems.com), was acquired in April 2003 and has been combined with recently acquired TSPartner to form Secure System Solutions, a security, compliance, business process and professional services solutions company. S3 Investments has also acquired 100 percent of Redwood Capital to participate in the fast-growing investment banking market in China. S3 is currently seeking to acquire additional synergistic companies and is focused on assembling a portfolio of investments that will provide value to its shareholders.

Any statements contained herein related to future events are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. S3 Investment Company, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect actual events.

Gemini Financial Communications for S3 Investment Co.
A. Beyer, 951-587-8072