Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.
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Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

October 11, 2005 09:00 ET

Stockgroup Hires Publisher/Executive Editor to Grow StockHouse

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2005) - Stockgroup Information Systems Inc. (OTCBB:SWEB)(TSX VENTURE:SWB) announced today the appointment of Mr. Darin Diehl as the Publisher and Executive Editor for the StockHouse™ media properties.

With over 650,000 unique visitors and 60 million page views each month, www.StockHouse.ca is Canada's second largest online financial media property and the largest online community of active investors. In addition to the user-generated content of over 10 million StockHouse BullBoard messages on North American public companies, investors are drawn to the site's in-depth public company research and analysis, proprietary editorial content, and innovative portfolio management tools.

Mr. Diehl brings 20 years of experience in the media industry ranging from writing and editing to managing and creating print and online publications/broadcasts. His experience includes senior editor roles for The Advisor Group at Rogers Media, a leading publisher of content for financial service professionals; Global Strategy Financial Inc.; and Standard Broadcast News. Most recently as the Executive Editor, Associate Publisher for The Advisor Group, Mr. Diehl led the growth and development of Advisor.ca into the industry leading Web property serving the news and practice management needs of financial advisors.

In his new role as the Publisher and Executive Editor for StockHouse, Mr. Diehl will provide strategic direction for increasing the value of StockHouse to its existing membership, growing market share, and attracting new users with proprietary content and financial analysis tools, thereby, creating new opportunities for increased advertising revenues from StockHouse.

"Darin's extensive experience in online media, and particularly with Advisor.ca, is invaluable," says Marcus New, CEO and President of Stockgroup. "Darin will be instrumental in helping us better leverage existing content and in adding new layers of content to StockHouse. We look forward to Darin's contribution to making StockHouse the leading information source for investors and continuing to build the StockHouse brand to attract advertisers."

"StockHouse is already one of the best-known brands for financial news and content and investment tools in Canada," says Mr. Diehl. "I'm excited to be a part of developing and delivering new and relevant content to help grow the StockHouse brand into an even more robust and reliable investor resource."

About Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.

As an online media company, Stockgroup Information Systems provides a complete financial data source for investors, investment advisory firms, press and media organizations as well as access to specific demographics for advertisers. Stockgroup owns and operates the StockHouse media properties.

To find out more about Stockgroup (OTCBB: SWEB, TSX-V: SWB), visit our website at www.stockgroup.com.

This release contains "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward looking statements". Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through the use of words such as "expects", "will", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", or statements indicating certain actions "may", "could", or "might" occur.

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Contact Information

  • Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.
    Marcus New
    CEO and President
    1-800-650-1211
    or
    Stockgroup Information Systems Inc.
    Darin Diehl
    Publisher and Executive Editor
    1-800-424-0289
    www.stockgroup.com