Richmond, VA- January 23, 2003- WILink, a global leader in providing investor relations and investment information services, today announced a new release of InvestorContact™, a tool which allows companies to communicate directly with institutional investors and retail investors who have expressed interest in their company. InvestorContact™ is a tool within WILink's PrecisionIR™ suite of services designed to facilitate communications between Investor Relations professionals and a select audience of investors.
InvestorContact™ enables companies to tailor and target email messages to the interests and needs of investors. Investor Relations professionals have the ability to target investors from the investor databases they develop through PrecisionIR™ services. InvestorContact™ includes a reporting facility that details the results of the investor communication allowing the company to monitor and measure the success of their message.
The new features to InvestorContact™ include an attachment facility and the ability to send .html messages. WILink market research illustrates the Investor Relations Officer's desire to have an effective, easy-to-use communication tool to build the investor relationships and investors' desire to receive email updates from the companies they have identified as investment targets.
"Communicating with your investors is critical in today's market environment," said J. Patrick Galleher, chief operating officer of WILink, Inc. "InvestorContact™ is a dynamic tool for getting investors updates and notifying them where and when companies are making announcements or webcasting presentations. It facilitates direct, on-going communication between companies and shareholders or prospective investors."
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™ 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.