SOURCE: Marketwire

May 14, 2008 12:02 ET

Marketwire Makes Available at No Charge the Distribution of News Releases Related to Relief Efforts in Asia

TORONTO--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Following the recent crisis in Myanmar and Monday's devastating earthquake in China, Marketwire is making available at no charge its distribution services to organizations offering relief to those affected by these natural disasters in Asia.

As a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, Marketwire is waiving fees for all appropriate releases sent through its North American and China-based distribution channels. Marketwire's corporate social responsibility partner, CSRwire, also is waiving fees for distribution to their related networks.

"This is a time when we who are in positions to help facilitate communications need to work together to do everything we can surrounding aiding the relief efforts for the thousands of people affected by these disasters," said Michael Nowlan, president and CEO of Marketwire. "As has always been our policy to waive our distribution fees in such cases, the severity of these recent events warrants our more public communication to that end. We hope in at least some small way to be able to make a difference by doing so and extend our sympathies and deepest concerns to those in need."

For more information on Marketwire's disaster relief offering, please call 800-774-9473.

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