PR Newswire and I-Net Bridge Partner to Provide a Specialised Investor Relations News Distribution Circuit to South Africa

PR Newswire, the world's leading corporate news distribution service, and I-Net Bridge, South Africa's leading provider of online services and business solutions to the financial and corporate markets, announced today the launch of the South African Investor Relations Wire (SAIRW), a new service enabling clients to deliver company announcements directly to professional investors in South Africa.

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The service offers an unparalleled reach into an important financial market by enabling PR Newswire's clients to deliver their financial news directly to the I-Net Bridge system, which reaches over 80% of the top analysts in South Africa. In addition to reaching over 2,000 I-NetStation users, SAIRW reaches the South African Press Association (SAPA) and 511,000 Reuters professional users. News releases will also be sent to the personal e-mail addresses of top financial journalists in South Africa who have opted to receive the releases. Releases will also reach thousands of global URLs, (search engines, web sites, databases and online services) including; Business Day, Net Assets and

"We are delighted that our clients can benefit from this comprehensive service," said Mandy Shrimpton, Sales and Marketing Manager at PR Newswire South Africa. "In this current climate it is more important than ever for companies to communicate effectively with the financial community. SAIRW is the best way to reach that community cost-effectively, directly and using the preferred delivery mechanism." The launch of SAIRW follows the success of other Investor Relations Wires launched by PR Newswire in Europe last year.

"Our approach has been to stick to what we do best -- delivering credible information and data in a user-friendly format," says Anina Morley, Executive Director of I-Net Bridge. "By partnering with PR Newswire we can now offer both the financial and general business markets an additional benefit by announcing crucial and up-to-date information which may aid in fundamental business decisions."

For more information about PR Newswire's SAIRW, please contact Mandy Shrimpton on +27 21488 1744 or go to

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire provides electronic distribution, targeting and measurement services on behalf of some 40,000 customers worldwide who seek to reach the news media, the investment community and the general public with their up to the minute, full-text news developments. Established in 1954, PR Newswire has offices in fourteen countries and routinely sends its customers' news to outlets in 135 countries in 27 languages. Utilising the latest in communications technology, PR Newswire content is considered a mainstay among news reporters and investors as well as increasing numbers of private individuals. PR Newswire is a subsidiary of United Business Media plc of London.

About I-Net Bridge

I-Net Bridge ( is South Africa's leading online market place for business solutions. The company has a 12-year track record and a paying customer base of some 4,500 companies and more than 30,000 business individuals. I-Net Bridge is the business-to-business (B2B) arm of Johnnic e-Ventures (, the digital division of media, entertainment and telecommunications company Johnnic, which is South Africa's top black empowerment group.

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CONTACT: Mandy Shrimpton, Sales & Marketing Manager, PR Newswire South
Africa, +27-21-488-1744,; or Kim Mountjoy,
Marketing Manager, I-Net Bridge, +27-2711-280-0835,