SOURCE: Pacific DataVision, Inc.

Pacific DataVision, Inc.

June 25, 2015 17:21 ET

pdvWireless Set to Join Russell 3000®, Russell Global, and Russell Microcap® Indexes

WOODLAND PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2015) - Pacific DataVision, Inc., d/b/a pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW), a leading provider of mobile workforce management solutions, is set to join the Russell 3000®, Russell Global, and Russell Microcap® Indexes at the conclusion of the Russell reconstitution tomorrow, according to a final list of additions posted on Russell Indexes Reconstitution.

Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000 remains in place for one year. Membership in the Russell Global Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate large-cap, small-cap, all-cap indexes as well as the applicable style, sector and country indexes. Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

"Inclusion in the Russell indexes is an important milestone for us as we continue on the path to be the nation's leading private wireless carrier dedicated to serving business and critical infrastructure companies," said John C. Pescatore, President and Chief Executive Officer of pdvWireless. "We expect our inclusion on the indexes to expose pdvWireless to a wider range of institutions and investors." 

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $5.7 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell's U.S. indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell 3000, Russell Global, and Russell Microcap Indexes and the Russell reconstitution, go to the "Recon Central" section on the FTSE Russell website.

About pdvWireless

Pacific DataVision, d/b/a pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW) is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. pdvWireless will also be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. pdvWireless' Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O'Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. pdvWireless is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Visit www.pdvwireless.com for more information.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts are forward-looking statements (as defined under Federal securities laws). Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "outlook" or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the planned timing and scope of the Company's deployment of its dispatch network, the estimated costs of deploying its dispatch network and its regulatory initiatives and plans. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially from our current expectations or implied by any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: we have no operating history with respect to our proposed push-to-talk business; we have had net losses each year since our inception and may not achieve or maintain profitability in the future; we may experience delays in launching our nationwide network; customers may not adopt our technology; any efforts we pursue to increase the value of our spectrum may not be successful; we will rely on the equipment and selling efforts of other parties, such as indirect dealers; the wireless communication industry is highly competitive and we may not compete successfully; and government regulation could adversely affect our business and prospects. These and other factors that may affect our future results or operations are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on June 10, 2015. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date that they were made. Except as required by applicable law, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to reflect actual results, later events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact Information

  • Investor relations contacts:

    Timothy Gray
    CFO
    Pacific DataVision
    973-771-0981
    Email Contact

    Adam Friedman
    Principal
    Adam Friedman Associates
    917-675-6250
    Email Contact