Richmond, VA – September 23, 2003 – WILink, a global leader in providing investor relations and investment information services, today announced results of their Informed Investors™ Biotechnology/Healthcare Forum. On September 9 and the week following the event, more than 4000 investors listened to the company presentations. Informed Investors™ Forums is part of the PrecisionIR™ line of customizable investor relations services that help companies communicate with the investor community.
Informed Investors™ Forums provides investors the opportunity to gain insight on specific industry stocks while hearing directly from company executives who present their corporate story to interested institutional and high-net-worth investors.
Speakers at the recent Biotechnology/Healthcare Forum included: Geert Kersten, CEO, Cel-Sci (AMEX: CVM); Robert DeLuccia, President and CEO, MacroChem (Nasdaq: MCHM); Lance Ignon, VP Corporate Communications, VaxGen (Nasdaq: VXGN); and Douglas Calder, Director of Communications, Viragen, Inc (AMEX: VRA.) Tom Jacobs, senior writer/analyst at The Motley Fool, delivered the Forum keynote address.
The presentations are archived on www.informedinvestors.com. As part of the Forum, investors were invited to email questions directly to the executives and submit feedback on the forum and each of the presenters. The forums is archived at http://www.informedinvestors.com/iif_forums/forum.cfm?forumID=285 and available for investors to access at their convenience.
"PrecisionIR’s Informed Investors™ Forums allow companies to get their corporate message in front of an active audience of serious and sophisticated investors who are interested in their company or industry sector," said J. Patrick Galleher, chief operating officer of WILink, Inc. "The success of the recent event illustrates that forums are a highly effective means for reaching a large number of investors who, once again, are actively researching investment options. Our forums are great communication vehicles for companies to reach out with information at a time when investors want to be more confident in their investment decisions."
About WILink: Since 1992, WILink plc (www.wilink.com) has been a leading provider of global investor relations and investment information services that attract and retain investors for public companies and mutual funds. WILink's PrecisionIR™ (www.precisionir.com) and PrecisionFM™ (www.precisionfm.com) custom investor-marketing programs enable publicly traded companies and mutual funds to deliver tailored and compelling communications to a precisely targeted audience of investors. This year WILink will make more than 8 million investor introductions for over 3,750 corporate clients through PrecisionIR™ and PrecisionFM™ programs, which include the Annual Reports Service, the Fund Info Service, Informed Investors Forums (www.informedinvestors.com) and Vcall® webcasting (www.vcall.com). WILink's InstitutionalReach™ database and partnerships with over 240 leading financial channels in 14 countries including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's and Yahoo! Finance ensure clients targeted visibility within the investment community. WILink, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of WILink plc (WLK: LSE) began operations in Richmond, Va. in 1993.