SOURCE: Market Wire

June 06, 2005 09:45 ET

Leading U.S.-Based Newswire Launches End-to-End Workflow Solution for Investor Relations (IR) Professionals

Market Wire Easy IR™ Workflow Solution Touted as Single-Source, All-in-One Solution for Busy IROs

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- Market Wire, a full-service distributor of company press releases and material news, is pleased to announce the launch of its Easy IR™ Workflow solution for corporate and agency Investor Relations and Corporate Communications and PR professionals with oversight responsibility for investor relations.

Easy IR deploys the latest technologies to keep corporate investors in the know while reducing the IR professional's workload and making their job easier. The solution boasts convenience, reliability, scalability and cost-efficiency through nearly a dozen unique features housed in a single solution. Easy IR distinguishes itself from other products/services in the market as an all-in-one, one-stop solution from a single partner. Easy IR handles everything: earnings release distribution and EDGAR filing, managing online press libraries, creating customizable news feeds and custom email alerts, integrating fax and email blast capabilities, providing IR hosting and webcast and conference call set up, plus management tracking and reporting tools, and more.

"IR professionals have a critical job to do -- clear, concise, accurate and timely communication with their investors," said Jim McGovern, president and CEO of Market Wire. "And, they want to do all this without having to cobble together disparate vendors and multiple solutions. So, Market Wire enlisted the input and help of IROs when we developed Easy IR. According to our early adopter clients, Easy IR is a revolutionary all-in-one solution from a single trusted partner, and because of that, it is quickly becoming the preferred choice of both corporate and agency communications professionals with investor relations responsibilities."

At IR magazine's May Think Tank at NASDAQ's market site in New York City, Market Wire lead a PR/IR Convergence panel where the topic of integrated and one-stop solutions for managing IR was discussed. More than 50 of the country's leading IR and Communications professionals weighed in on the value of an Easy IR-type solution. The concept of using the latest technologies to automate and integrate several time-consuming tasks of busy IROs resonated with all in attendance.

"No longer do we have to wait for someone else to manage our Investor Relations site," confirmed Annette Arribas, vice president of Corporate Compliance & Investor Relations for Maine & Maritimes Corporation (AMEX: MAM). "Easy IR allows for automatic posting of our releases and SEC filings in real-time, distribution to our own customized lists, and easy, secure management of it all with just a click of the mouse. In addition, I've found Easy IR to be the most cost-effective and user-friendly product of its kind on the market today."

"Surveys of investment professionals show high and increasing use of IR Web sites by analysts and portfolio managers with 75 percent using company IR Web sites weekly (89 percent using them monthly) as vital decision-making resources." -- Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

About Market Wire

Market Wire is a full-service distributor of company press releases and financial news announcements. Market Wire offers far and away the best value in the newswire industry, boasting the most secure, cost-effective and comprehensive distribution of news with real-time news feeds to AP, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Reuters, Yahoo!, CBS MarketWatch, AOL, MSNBC, Motley Fool, Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, and thousands of other leading Web sites, newswires and databases. Market Wire's news is directly integrated into the editorial systems of hundreds of newspapers and broadcast outlets, and is also sent to more than 30,000 individual journalists. The Company has more than 3,000 clients. Incorporated in January 1999, the Company entered into an alliance with NASDAQ in April 2003, whereby Market Wire became the preferred provider of press release distribution services to NASDAQ-listed companies. Market Wire also maintains strategic relationships with the London Stock Exchange's Regulatory News Service (RNS) and with DGAP, which is part-owned by the German Stock Exchange (Deutsche Börse), making Market Wire the only newswire with relationships with three of the world's largest stock exchanges.

A full listing of the company's products and specific distribution points can be found at www.marketwire.com.

For more about Easy IR, please visit http://www.marketwire.com/mw/services_ezir.

Contact Information

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    Market Wire
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