CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - October 2, 2009) - Premier Alliance Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PIMO), a business and technology consulting firm, announced today that it purchased the assets of PeopleSource, Inc., a privately held, Winston Salem based technology staffing and consulting company, pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement dated September 18, 2009.

Premier Alliance Group will acquire substantially all of the assets of PeopleSource in return for an aggregate of $500,000, comprising (a) shares of Premier's restricted common stock determined by the closing price of the stock, and (b) cash payouts. The transaction closed on October 1, 2009.

Premier Alliance Group, Inc. provides business consulting services to customers with a focus on core areas of business processes used throughout the corporate world, including project management, business analysis, business consulting and strategic consulting. Typical initiatives in which the Company provides its services include compliance and regulatory, merger and acquisition, and business process reengineering efforts.

PeopleSource, Inc. has been a longstanding reputable service provider with a strong focus on technology services. The assets include customer contracts and industry relationships. PeopleSource, Inc. conducted approximately three million dollars in annual revenue during its last year in business.

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