SOURCE: Marketwire

June 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Marketwire and Ilios Partner to Provide Integrated Newswire and IR Services for IR Professionals

Partnership Between Major Newswire and Leading IR Platform Promises Efficiency in Targeting Financial Market Makers and Distributing Corporate News for Public Companies

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Ilios Partners to provide Ilios' IRNavigator -- a leading IR Platform for public companies -- to Marketwire clients, and Marketwire's news distribution, multimedia, media management and monitoring solutions to Ilios clients.

Through this exclusive deal, Marketwire clients will be able to access Ilios' IRNavigator platform during the press release submission process to simply and conveniently publish their press releases across the wire and to private or custom investor databases in one easy step, through one simple interface. IRNavigator's CRM system, ownership and activism database, Hot Targets quantitative targeting model, and stock surveillance modules will all be available to Marketwire clients through this solution.

"Ilios' IRNavigator takes the pain out of investor database and contact management for IROs," said Peter Juhng, partner, Ilios Partners. "Partnering with Marketwire allows us to make it even easier now for our clients to not only target, access and manage their investor data, but to also ensure distribution of their press releases (earnings or otherwise) to these important investor audiences, in fewer steps through an integrated platform."

Ilios' clients will be able to click directly from IRNavigator to a Marketwire tab embedded in the IRNavigator interface so they can easily:

--  Select the newswire circuit they want
--  Select their custom IRNavigator investor lists for same-time
    distribution
--  Publish and optimize their press release and regulatory filings
    (SEDAR, EDGAR, TOD)
--  Distribute their press release
--  Monitor for coverage
    
The solution will be available in the United States this summer, and in other markets, including the United Kingdom and Canada shortly thereafter.

"At earnings time, accessing multiple systems to achieve communication objectives is becoming increasingly more frustrating for IROs," said Thom Brodeur, senior vice president, global strategy and development for Marketwire. "Our relationship with Ilios is a win-win for busy IROs who are looking for an integrated solution that allows them to distribute their corporate news to media, proprietary investor lists and other market makers simultaneously through one provider." For more information on all of Marketwire's communication and news distribution solutions, please call 800-774-9473 (US), 888-299-0338 (Canada), or 44-20-7562-6550 (UK).

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 premier 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. With a reputation for technological 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. Operating 12 offices worldwide, Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada. For more information, visit us at www.marketwire.com.

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