Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.
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Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

January 17, 2008 09:01 ET

Stockgroup Appoints New VP of Licensing Sales

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - Stockgroup Information Systems Inc. (OTCBB:SWEB)(TSX VENTURE:SWB), a leading financial media company, announced today Dana Stetson has joined Stockgroup as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for its licensed products.

Mr. Stetson has managed professional sales teams in major corporations and high growth companies for over 20 years. He worked recently as the Director of Broker Dealer Sales for Lava Trading, a software services company that provides order management and execution systems for traders throughout North America. Under his leadership, annual revenues of the company's order management solution, during a two year period, grew over 600% to more than $10 million dollars. Lava Trading is now a subsidiary of Citigroup. Prior to that, Mr. Stetson was also VP Sales for dynamicsoft which sold Voice over IP software solutions internationally through leading reseller and carrier partner channels. dynamicsoft revenues, during a five year period, grew from $0 to over $25 million dollars and the company was subsequently sold to Cisco Systems.

During his professional career, Dana has also worked for NeXT Computers and IBM. He has proven experience building sales organizations, selling to financial services firms and a successful track record in growing young technology companies.

As a member of the senior management team at Stockgroup, Mr. Stetson will lead licensing sales teams operating internationally, including the United States, Canada and Europe.

"Our strategy was to bring on two proven fast growth sales leaders, one for advertising monetization and the other to build out our licensing business," says Stockgroup CEO and President Marcus New. "We brought Joe McWilliams on board during the third quarter of 2007 to lead advertising sales and we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Stetson to direct the growth of our licensing operations. Dana and his team will focus on developing channel and partner networks to accelerate the deployment of Stockgroup's financial products and services."

"The opportunity to take Stockgroup's proven suite of desktop and mobile solutions to a world wide customer base is impressive," says Mr. Stetson. "I look forward to being a key contributor at Stockgroup as the company continues its accelerated growth."

About Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

Stockgroup™ is a leading financial media company focused on user generated content and collaborative technologies. The Stockgroup platform for web-based portfolio management and financial content is licensed to top North American brokerage firms and media companies. This platform is also extended through Stockhouse.com, a leading online financial portal owned and operated by Stockgroup. Stockhouse.com is home to Bullboards™ message board - Canada's largest community of active investors. Recognized for its engaged audience, Stockhouse.com provides a sought-after demographic for advertisers.

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