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Marketwire

January 14, 2010 13:30 ET

Marketwire Makes Available at No Charge the Distribution of News Releases Related to Relief Efforts in Haiti

TORONTO--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Following Monday's devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, Marketwire is making available at no charge its distribution services to organizations offering relief to those affected by this natural disaster.

As a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, Marketwire is waiving fees through midnight on Sunday, January 17 for all appropriate press releases and announcements related to relief efforts and sent through its North America, Latin America and Caribbean distribution channels. Marketwire's corporate social responsibility partner CSRwire also is waiving fees for distribution to its related networks.

"Now is the time to pull together in support of the relief efforts for the hundreds of thousands -- perhaps millions -- of people affected by this massive disaster," said Michael Nowlan, president and CEO of Marketwire. "By waiving our distribution fees to support related communications, as is our policy, we hope we can make a small difference in Haiti's recovery. We extend our deepest sympathy to all those in need."

For more information on Marketwire's disaster relief offering, please call 800-774-9473.

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