October 23, 2016 8:17 PM ET

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Company Overview of Business Wire, Inc.

Company Overview

Business Wire, Inc. provides commercial press release distribution and disclosure services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. It distributes news and multimedia, hosts online newsrooms and IR Websites, builds content marketing platforms, generates social engagements, and provides audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets for investor relations, public relations, public policy, and marketing professionals. The company offers InvestorHQ, a secure Web-based content management system (CMS) that empowers users to create and update a branded IR site; and NewsHQ, a secure Web-based CMS that enables users to post breaking news, p...

101 California Street

20th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Founded in 1961





Key Executives for Business Wire, Inc.

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Business Wire, Inc. Key Developments

Business Wire Announces Promotion of Rob Schmitt as General Counsel

Rob Schmitt has been promoted to Business Wire’s General Counsel. Schmitt’s role has evolved and expanded significantly since he joined Business Wire in 2008, including playing a large part in the company’s expansion into new international markets.

Business Wire Announces Exclusive Global Agreement to Provide NYSE IPOs with News Distribution and Compliance Services

Business Wire announced that it has been selected by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the preferred provider of news releases for eligible new listings. The NYSE agreement with Business Wire highlights a union between two brands with a reputation of trust and a culture of innovation. The relationship between the NYSE and Business Wire is deep rooted. The NYSE’s parent company, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), uses Business Wire’s services for distributing its news announcements. Business Wire’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway, is listed on the NYSE. Business Wire’s multi-patented NX News Delivery Platform delivers company news globally into the editorial systems at newspapers, wire services, disclosure services, trades, broadcast and other media. Issuers’ news releases are sent full text and in real time into leading financial systems, portals and websites including Bloomberg, Dow Jones, the Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money, Google News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily and USA Today. News distributed by Business Wire is archived in major databases including LexisNexis and Dow Jones Factiva and available to journalists, consumers, bloggers and other online news audiences via RSS feeds, subscription emails, Business Wire’s PressPass service and other channels. News releases from issuers will be distributed through Business Wire’s Global-Mobile-Social-Measurable suite of services, including distribution to the dlvr.it Promoted Stories platform, mobile platforms worldwide, comprehensive NewsTrak measurement reports, including NUVI social media monitoring and sentiment analysis data. In addition, issuers have the ability to utilize Business Wire’s EDGARit ComboPacks to distribute their news release to media in chosen geographic circuits and the investment community while filing their HTML 8-K or 6-K in the SEC's EDGAR database.

Business Wire Announces Newest Episode of BizWireTV

Business Wire announced the newest episode of BizWireTV, a weekly series covering trending news stories published over the newswire's distribution network. The show spotlights stories on disruptive startups and technologies, entrepreneurs and funding announcements, hot business trends and companies to watch.

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