SOURCE: IDS Worldwide, Inc.

October 19, 2005 10:52 ET

IDS Worldwide, Inc. Receives NASDAQ Approval to Begin Trading Under New Symbol IDWD

IDS Worldwide, Inc. Begins Trading Under New Symbol

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2005 -- IDS Worldwide, Inc. (OTC: IDWD) today has begun trading under the new symbol assigned by NASDAQ (IDWD). In conjunction with this name change, CUSIP Number change and Trading Symbol change is a mandatory call by the DTC of all common stock of the old CUSIP Number. This mandatory call will not affect IDS shareholders holding stock in their brokerage accounts. Only brokerage customers who have borrowed the stock must now close and balance these transactions.

This mandatory call will allow IDS to determine the exact number of common shares to receive the special one time dividend related to the buyout of the Company's HLS Division. IDS will maintain ownership in the new entity owning the HLS division so this accurate count of common stockholders and audit of the breakout of the HLS division is necessary to determine the final valuation of the special dividend.

For further information: http://www.ids-worldwide.com and http://www.995ad.com.

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