Richmond – March 15, 2003 – WILink, a global leader in providing investor relations and investment information services, today announced Barron's will be publishing a schedule of Vcall corporate webcasts as additional content for Barron's readers. The Vcall corporate webcast calendar lists the events by date and company, includes the time of the event and where to log on to the Internet to listen. Vcall is part of WILink's PrecisionIR™ range of services designed to facilitate communications between corporations and the investment community.
Barron's, WILink's first financial print partner in April 1994 in the United States, provides its readers access to information through PrecisionIR's Annual Reports Service, which helps investors make better-informed investment decisions. Publicizing the Vcall webcasting calendar keeps Barron's readers informed of critical investment research and information resources available to them.
The published calendar provides Vcall's corporate clients exposure to build an audience for their webcast events. Vcall webcasting enables investor relations professionals to effectively communicate their corporate message to a wide investor audience and better tailor their messages to meet the needs of the investment community.
"Targeting the right audience of investors is crucial in today's market," said J. Patrick Galleher, chief operating officer of WILink, Inc. "Subscribers to Barron's are typically high net worth, serious investors which matches the profile of investors who use PrecisionIR™ services. Our partnership with Barron's provides the exposure public companies are seeking to attract investor interest. In return, PrecisionIR™ services provide reliable information, such as corporate earnings webcasts or Annual Reports, to assist investors' research."
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 7 million investor introductions for over 4,200 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 230 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.