SOURCE: Covata

Covata

January 19, 2016 12:32 ET

Covata Engages MZ Group to Lead New Global Investor Relations Program

Next Generation Cyber Security Company With a Disruptive Approach to IT Security at Inflection Point With New Fortune 100 OEM & Telco Channel Partners

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - January 19, 2016) - Covata Limited (ASX: CVT), a global leader in data-centric security solutions, has engaged international IR specialists MZ Group ("MZ") to lead a new strategic investor relations and financial communications program in key global markets.

Covata welcomes its partnership with MZ Group, the largest independent IR firm in the world. Over the course of the next several weeks, MZ Group will work closely with Covata management to develop and execute a comprehensive capital markets strategy designed to increase the company's visibility amongst investors primarily in the United States, Europe and Asia. This structured global campaign will be augmented by Covata's recent business success and high profile partnerships in these regions.

Covata has independently built a strong presence in Australia and increasingly offshore, bringing leading global fund manager Fidelity onto the register at the end of November 2015. MZ is the next evolution for international investor awareness.

MZ has six offices across North America and a strong presence in Asia with offices in Taipei and Hong Kong. Additionally, the company has extensive industry relationships with investors throughout Europe including key financial hubs in the UK and Germany.

With their stringent client approval process, public companies the firm represents are well respected within the international market. As a result, MZ has developed a stellar reputation as a premier resource for institutional investor, brokers, analysts and private investors.

Ted Haberfield, president for MZ North America, and the MZ Group team will be advising the company in all facets of corporate and financial communications. MZ will support Covata in executing virtual webinars and in-person roadshows in key cities as well as building brand awareness with the financial media.

"After a highly successful first year of being a public company we have decided to partner with MZ Group to continue to expand and strengthen our global investor relations program," said Covata CEO, Trent Telford. "MZ Group provides the reach and established track record we need to develop relationships with the retail and institutional investors who are now rapidly entering the cyber-security sector.

"The company is entering 2016 with energy and a strong commitment to our global investor relations, sales and marketing goals. We are focused on maximizing value for our shareholders and introducing Covata to a larger institutional investor base, along with executing on our business pipeline. The recent opening of our San Francisco office is further evidence of our dedication to expanding the OEM channel and enables our management team to engage with technology focused U.S. institutional investors on the west coast."

Chairman of MZ Group North America, Matthew Hayden commented: "Covata's approach to security is unique in that its enterprise class solution enables security for data no matter where it goes, how it travels or where it is stored.

"Unlike popular security solutions of the past that focus inwardly, securing data once it comes to rest within the organization's domain, Covata's solution is also outward facing; extending protection, control and visibility past the perimeter boundaries. In 2015, Covata signed a ten-year global license agreement with Cisco and recently won a deal to roll out their product to one of Germany's largest insurance companies, along with sales to many telcos and government agencies. Covata is poised to ramp development of its technologies to address the emerging global threat of cyber-security. We look forward to helping them with all aspects of their corporate communications and investor relations needs."

About Covata
Covata enables true ownership and control over your data in the cloud and over mobile services. We deliver data-centric security solutions without compromising simple usability, providing true end-to-end security. Your data is always protected wherever it may travel -- inside your network, beyond the domain, to mobile devices and to the cloud -- with granular access controls that extend to external users, view-only restrictions, real-time revocation and complete visibility and auditability. Own Your Data, control your data and choose where it is stored -- with complete assurance that it is protected and secure. For further information, please visit Covata.com.

About MZ Group
MZ, founded in 1999, combines capital markets intelligence, global investor targeting, IR technology, corporate governance, media and corporate communication and IR consulting, providing comprehensive programs that successfully build and manage shareholder value. With a team of highly experienced senior professionals and an integrated service portfolio, MZ ensures that companies are provided with the right tools and strategies to interact effectively with the investment community and the media, successfully conveying the investment message. MZ's market intelligence, advisory and tactical support activities for investor relations and corporate communications programs are underpinned by a comprehensive IT infrastructure, allowing companies to rapidly achieve global standards of best practices. For more information, please visit www.mzgroup.us.

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