STUART, Fla., Sept. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:LBMH) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Liberator Medical Supply, has received the 2010 Governor's Business Diversification Award in the Business Expansion category.

The awards are from a statewide program that recognizes Florida companies in emerging and high-technology industries for their contributions to Florida's economic growth.  The awards recognize successful job creation and distinctive community involvement and investment efforts, many of which fall into industries Florida targets for economic diversification and high wage job growth: aviation/aerospace, cleantech, financial/professional services, homeland security/defense, information technology, life sciences and manufacturing.

Of 85 companies that competed this year in Mid Market (county population under 75,000), Major Market (75,001 to 750,000); and Mega Market (750,001 and up) classifications, 18 companies from 12 counties won awards.  Liberator Medical Supply, Inc. of Stuart, Florida, won in the Business Expansion category.

Coordinated by Enterprise Florida, the award's presentation will be held September 22, 2010, in Tallahassee, during Florida's Industry Appreciation Week.  As part of the celebration, the Business Development Board will recognize the many contributions of local companies from within targeted industry sectors at a September 24, 2010 luncheon.

"What great news this is for our companies, the BDB and Martin County, said Ron Bunch, executive director of the Business Development Board of Martin County Inc.  "We are proud to have played a small role in working with these companies and supporting their applications."  Bunch noted it also is the fourth consecutive year a Martin County company won a Governor's Award.

Mark Libratore, the CEO of Liberator, said, "We are proud to receive this award and to be able to contribute to growth and employment in Martin County.  Since the January of 2009 we have added 130 employees to our team."

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