Horiyoshi Worldwide Appoints Richard Johnson to the Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HHWW) announced today the formation of its Advisory Board with the appointment of Mr. Richard JohnsonMr. Johnson is currently the Men's Wear Buying Manager for luxury retail chain, Harvey Nichols. www.harveynichols.com

Mr. Richard Johnson started his career in Fashion at Moss Bros Group PLC, where he managed an annual budget of £40 million.  He was instrumental in purchasing for the company's 40 retail outlets including 11 Hugo Boss stores. 

"Mr. Richard Johnson offers significant value to Horiyoshi the Third by providing us with valuable knowledge in consumer purchasing" said Mitsuo Kojima - President and CEO of Horiyoshi Worldwide. "His in-depth knowledge of the luxury consumer offers us a competitive advantage in further developing our brand."

About Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets Horiyoshi the Third (HIII) - a high end clothing and accessories product line based on the artistry of World renowned Japanese Tattoo Artist, Yoshihito Nakano (Horiyoshi III). The Company is rapidly expanding its distribution platform with the line currently being sold in approximately 45 luxury retail boutiques located in 25 cities worldwide. Debuting in Fall 2009 - HIII has been featured in leading fashion publications such as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Anotherman Magazine, Vogue and Style.com.

For more information on Horiyoshi the Third, visit:

www.horiyoshi-thethird.com

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Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.  Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the successful operation of HIII's product line.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors.  Such factors include, among others, HHWW's ability to design and manufacture its products following the acquisition, the ability of the products to gain market acceptance, and the difficulties faced by an early stage retail fashion company in the competitive retail fashion industry.  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate.  Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company's recent current reports on Form 8-K, our annual report on Form 10-K, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic and current reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

For further information:

Mr. Mitsuo Kojima
Los Angeles (213)-221-7819
ir@horiyoshi-thethird.com

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