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International Consulting Company With Focus On Ukraine
USUBC, Washington, D.C., April 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The executive committee of the U.S.-Ukraine
Business Council (USUBC), on behalf of the entire membership, is
most pleased to announce that Umbra, LLC, has been approved for
USUBC membership.

Umbra, LLC, was founded in the U.S. in 2002, and is a successful
consulting company providing a broad array of business support services. 

Umbra's particular concentration is on U.S. companies seeking to open
opportunities in Ukraine and Ukrainian companies establishing a presence
in the U.S.  In addition to their concentration in Ukraine, Umbra has broad
international capabilities.

The principals in Umbra are: David A. Rigsby, Managing Director; Yegor
Rybalkin, Regional Director Ukraine; and Ambassador Roman Popadiuk,
first U.S. ambassador to independent Ukraine.  


Umbra, LLC, is the 67th member for USUBC, the 15th new member
for 2008, and the 45th new member since January of 2007. The USUBC
membership has tripled in the past 16 months, from 22 in January of 2007
to 67 in April of 2008. 

The other new members in 2008 are MaxWell USA, Baker and McKenzie
law firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Dipol Chemical International,
MJA Asset Management, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton,
DLA Piper law firm, EPAM Systems, DHL International Ukraine, Air
Tractor, Inc., Magisters law firm and Ernst & Young.


Umbra works to provide its clients not only an understanding of economic
and political conditions necessary for business success but also an
appreciation of the cultural and social environments that can facilitate and
maintain a strong business presence. 

Umbra believes in maintaining a close working relationship with all clients,
providing step by step guidance and support in a timely and effective manner. 

Umbra's large network of government and private sector contacts, domestic
and overseas, assures clients that they will obtain the needed exposure and
consideration necessary for success and access to a vast array of financial,
legal and capital support services.

Umbra is also fully aware that success can hinge on the message a company
conveys and the community role of an organization.  This is true both in the
domestic market and overseas.  Umbra, therefore, offers a wide range of
communications counseling, including public affairs, media relations and
crisis management.

Most recently Umbra has worked with US companies and the Ukrainian

"USUBC is very pleased to have Umbra, LLC join our rapidly expanding
membership," said Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as President
of USUBC.  "We look forward to working with Umbra in 2008."