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April 23, 2008 09:00 ET

Marketwire Extends Reach into Asia with Thai Business News Agreement

TORONTO, ONTARIO and BANGKOK, THAILAND--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, has greatly expanded reach for its clients' news into the South-East Asian region by entering into a local-language distribution agreement with Thai Business News, a leading provider of translation and news distribution services in Thailand.

Thai Business News (www.thaibusinessnews.com) provides translation, distribution and clipping services to companies needing premier distribution of news and multimedia content to the Thai media. Thai and English language news is sent to daily newspapers, magazines, newswires, Internet sites, radio and television stations, and categorized according to 14 industry sectors. As the leading distributor of business news in Thailand, the company also maintains comprehensive distribution to financial markets and investors, and makes all news releases available to subscribers via RSS feed based on language and category.

"Reaching audiences in Thailand and other emerging markets is increasingly important to our global client base," said Bernadette Lee, vice president, products and partners, Marketwire. "Working with Thai Business News, we are able to give our clients unparalleled distribution into Thailand, allowing their messages to reach a young and literate audience of 65 million Thais with a median age of 30.5, who are increasingly connected to the global business community."

Marketwire clients benefit not only from increased penetration for their news into Thai media and financial outlets, but also from Thai Business News' expansive domestic clipping services.

"Thai Business News is delighted to be able to assist Marketwire in building a comprehensive Asian distribution network and to be a part of its continued growth," said Dennis Cookson, Thai Business News founder and Reuters country manager in Thailand from 1997-2002. "Marketwire's innovative culture and commitment to customer service is an inspiring combination."

About Marketwire

The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire, Inc. is a full-service partner to IR, PR and MarCom professionals seeking top-tier news distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation and simplicity. Marketwire delivers its clients' news to the world's media and financial communities, fulfilling disclosure requirements in North America in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and serving as Primary Information Provider (PIP) with the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA). With a reputation for technology leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services -- including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Dashboard Mobile Financial, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as The Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more -- that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25 years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of one of Canada's largest pension funds. Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada and serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide through 18 offices on four continents. For more information, visit us at www.marketwire.com.

About Thai Business News

Thai Business News is under the corporate umbrella of Studio Magenta Limited, a Thai company serving the advertising, public relations and corporate communities with high quality marketing communications, brand development, advertising photography, and production services. The company's customer base includes advertising agencies and corporate clients in Thailand and overseas, across a wide range of industry sectors. Additional information about Studio Magenta can be found at www.studiomagenta.co.th.

Publications wishing to register for free subscription of Thai Business News content, or to view the latest releases, are invited to visit www.thaibusinessnews.com.

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