HARRIS & HARRIS GROUP, INC. August 7, 2002
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Shareholders of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. who have access to the internet may be interested in reading in this week's TNT Weekly a brief mention of our Company and our investment strategy. (As the subscription is free, and it is a very efficient and well-written way of staying abreast of developments in nanotechnology, shareholders of Harris & Harris Group may, in any event, wish to subscribe to TNT Weekly and read it on a regular basis. The web address is

In 1994, we invested in our first tiny-technology company, Nanophase Technologies Corporation, a spinoff from Argonne National Laboratory, which completed an initial public offering in 1997. We sold our interest in Nanophase in 2001 and invested part of the proceeds of the sale in August 2001 in privately held Nantero, Inc., a Harvard University spinoff developing advanced semiconductors using nanotechnology. Including Nantero, our last seven private equity investments have been in tiny-technology enabled companies.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. is a Business Development Company with 11,498,845 common shares outstanding.

Detailed information about Harris & Harris Group, Inc. and its holdings can be found on its website at

This press release may contain statements of a forward-looking nature relating to future events. Statements contained in this press release that are forward looking statements are intended to be made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. These statements reflect the Company's current beliefs, and a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in this press release. Please see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and recent Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties associated with venture capital investing and other significant factors that could affect the Company's actual results. Except as otherwise required by Federal securities laws, Harris & Harris Group, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward looking statements to reflect new events or uncertainties.

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