PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - Paulson Investment Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Paulson Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: PLCC), today announced the completion of a secondary offering with gross proceeds of $2,990,000 for ICOP Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICOP), an industry-leading company engaged in advancing digital surveillance solutions.

The units are composed of 12 shares of common stock and 12 warrants, at an offering price of $4.60 per unit. Each warrant has a six-month term with an exercise price of $ .418.

Paulson Investment Company, Inc. served as lead manager of the offering and has been granted an option to exercise up to 97,500 additional units through the Green Shoe option. If exercised, this could raise an additional $390,195.

"This event marks the completion of 164 offerings by Paulson Investment Company, Inc. and the generation of more than $1.2 billion for client companies over nearly 40 years in business," said Trent Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Paulson Investment Company, Inc. "Paulson continues to support tenacious and innovative companies like ICOP that are positioned to grow and thrive even in the most challenging market conditions."

About Paulson Capital Corporation

Paulson Capital Corporation is the parent company to Paulson Investment Company, Inc. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Paulson Investment Company, Inc. is the Northwest's largest independent brokerage firm and a national leader in public offerings of small and emerging growth companies with capital needs of $5 million to $45 million. Founded by Chester "Chet" Paulson in 1970, it has managed or underwritten 164 securities offerings and has generated more than $1.2 billion for client companies. Paulson Investment Company, Inc. has 37 branch offices throughout the country.

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