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October 26, 2006 11:00 ET

CCNMatthews Posts News to Agoracom's New Community-Driven Web Site ranks news for investors within micro and small-cap stock communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2006) - CCNMatthews, a leading newswire in Canada, will post press releases from public company clients listed on junior exchanges who opt-in to, a new investor-driven website that allows investors to submit, vote and rank the best press releases of the day. is a product of AGORACOM, North America's largest online investor relations firm. The newly-launched site provides investors with a community-driven solution that objectively organizes, ranks and values the thousands of press releases issued by public companies everyday, a model that has proven to be very successful for other non-financial social media sites such as Digg, and Newsvine.

"The concept of TOP10PressReleases has been in the works for several years but only became possible with the advent of new Web technology over the past year," said George Tsiolis, president, AGORACOM. Thanks to TOP10, meritocracy, and not stock promotion, will determine the best and most valuable news of the day. I want to thank our CCNMatthews partners for their vision and helping to proliferate TOP10PressReleases to the entire investment community."

CCNMatthews will post press releases from the TSX Venture Exchange, OTC Bulletin Board, and Pink Sheets to Releases will include notification that it has been posted to the site, as well as a direct link to the release on that allows users to cast their vote for that specific release and any other releases they believe to be valuable. Press releases with the most votes (the Top 10) are promoted to the front page of for the entire investment community to read and benefit from. Investors are able to sort news by industry and/or exchange to view and vote on press releases most relevant to them.

"AGORACOM provides an opportunity for investors to share their educated viewpoints in an online forum," said Bernadette Lee, vice president of corporate development, CCNMatthews. " empowers the community to voice its collective opinion about stocks and other investor-related news distributed via press releases. It's the first site of its kind, and with the advent of new Web technology, our customers can fully take advantage of it."

For more information on all of CCNMatthews' communication and news distribution solutions, please call Bernadette Lee at (416) 814-2530.


Top10PressReleases is the first investor-driven website that objectively ranks the most valuable press releases issued by public companies. Thousands of press releases are issued every day, but no mechanism exists for ranking and reporting the absolute best by industry and/or exchange for the benefit of all investors. TOP10PressReleases is the solution that solves this problem. Press Releases on Top10PR are submitted by investors, or our newswire partner CCNMatthews (and Market Wire, a CCNMatthews company). Once a press release is submitted, investors then have the opportunity to vote for the ones they like best. Press releases with the most votes are promoted to the front page of TOP10PR for the entire investment community to view and profit from. Investors are able to sort press releases by exchange and/or industry.


AGORACOM is one of North America's leading outsourced investor relations firm for small-cap companies. AGORACOM's exclusive IR HUB delivers two-way investor relations and communications that provides 100% transparency, accessibility, equality and near real-time communications between shareholders and management in a monitored and secure environment.

AGORACOM has specialized in small-cap investor relations since 1997 and is the exclusive provider of all Small-Cap Centers to Yahoo Finance Canada, The AOL Small Cap Channel and every Blackberry device on the planet.

About CCNMatthews

CCNMatthews delivers news and multimedia to the media and investment communities in Canada and around the world quickly and reliably. With its acquisition of Market Wire, CCNMatthews is a fully integrated North American newswire, granting access to enhanced distribution options in Canada, the U.S. and beyond. CCNMatthews is the only news release distributor to offer direct access to the CP (Canadian Press) Wire Network and the CP picture distribution wire across Canada. Founded in 1983, CCNMatthews has offices across Canada and the United States, and one European bureau in London. It has more than 200 employees, proudly servicing over 6,000 clients.

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