SOURCE: Marketwire

September 20, 2007 08:00 ET

Marketwire to Lead Session at IR Magazine UK Think Tank

Panel Discussion to Focus on Industry Issue of Shareholder Transparency

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, today announced that Darin Wolter, senior vice president and head of UK sales, will lead the session, "Shareholder ID," at IR Magazine's second UK Think Tank on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in London. This invitation-only event will provide leading investor relations (IR) professionals with an opportunity to share experiences, express ideas and discuss pressing issues affecting the industry today.

Wolter will lead the opening session on shareholder transparency as it relates to the UK market. Panelists include Michael Mitchell, general manager of The Investor Relations Society, and Richard Metcalfe, senior regulatory adviser and head of global policy for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

"Shareholder transparency is a key topic for IR professionals in the UK and worldwide," Wolter said. "There is a strong desire for change among IR professionals frustrated by the challenges of identifying who has ownership of their company's stock. This session will provide an opportunity for veteran leaders from across the IR community to share best practices for dealing with shareholder transparency issues and drive greater transparency in the industry."

More details about the UK Think Tank are online at: www.irmagazinethinktank.com.

Marketwire offers a variety of services to help IR professionals communicate effectively with their audiences, including the Easy IR workflow solution and Dashboard Mobile Financial for news distribution to the financial community. For more information on all of Marketwire's communication and news distribution solutions, please call 800-774-9473.

About IR magazine and IR Magazine Conferences

Published in New York and London by its parent company, Cross Border, IR magazine is the only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their investors. IR Magazine Conferences provide the worldwide IR audience with a forum for discussion, information and communication. They are an opportunity for IR professionals to educate themselves about new industry services, network with others in the industry, and get practical advice from a wide range of experts. For more information, please visit www.irmagazine.com.

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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