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Marketwire

April 22, 2010 08:30 ET

Marketwire Boosts Asia Pacific News Distribution Reach

Agreements With Japan Corporate News, China's ISTIC and Korea Newswire Add More Than 100 Websites, 12,000 Journalists and 25,000 Media Outlets to Its Asia Pacific Newslines

TORONTO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) -  Marketwire announces enhanced agreements with news distribution partners Korea Newswire, Institute for Science and Technology Information (ISTIC) and Japan Corporate News (JCN) K.K., adding more than 100 major websites, 25,000 media outlets and 12,000 journalists to its Asia Pacific news distribution circuits and reaching 2.6 million unique online visitors, including consumers, business partners, analysts, investors, suppliers and journalists. Marketwire also added in-country online news monitoring, and now includes complimentary clip reporting with its Asia Pacific news circuits. 

"The Asia Pacific region is a complex, often closed media environment," says Hector Botero, vice president, emerging markets, Marketwire. "Breaking through to journalists, business audiences and consumers takes a deep-rooted, local understanding of Asian markets and strong ties with the media communities and websites that shape public opinion. Our exclusive relationships, on-the-ground presence, and now, stronger affiliations with influential news sources, give our clients an advantage in reaching and engaging their target audiences in the world's fastest-growing area." 

Since early 2008 Marketwire has pursued aggressive growth in the Asia Pacific region, beginning with the acquisition of International Media Services (IMS) Companies, and then establishing offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and media research labs in Beijing and Manila. The company continues to forge deeper and broader media, news agency and government relationships across the region.

Coinciding with its expansion activities, Marketwire maintains long-standing, exclusive relationships with the Chinese government and news agencies, financial news services, newspaper syndicates, media outlets and journalists across Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as strategic distribution partnerships in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and India.

Marketwire's Asia Pacific news distribution products include its Premium, Pan Asia, India and Individual Country circuits that include translation into Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Thai, Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese, depending on circuit selection.

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The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire is a full-service partner to IR, PR and MarCom professionals seeking top-tier press release distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation and simplicity.

Marketwire delivers its clients' news to the world's media and financial communities, fulfilling disclosure requirements in North America in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and serving as Primary Information Provider (PIP) with the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA). With a reputation for technology leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services -- including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as The Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more -- that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25 years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Private Equity, which manages the private equity activities of OMERS Administration Corporation and today has $4 billion of investments under management. The group's investment strategy includes the active ownership of businesses in North America and Europe. For further information visit: www.omerspe.com.

Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada and serves more than 11,000 clients worldwide through 20 offices on four continents. For more information, visit us at http://www.marketwire.com/.

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