CCG To Expand Strategic Partnership With Israel's Leading International IR Firm GK Investor Relations

Leading IR Firms to Leverage Strong International Presence to Offer Unique "One-Stop-Shop" Global IR Solution to Local and Internationally Listed Companies;

GK Investor Relations to be renamed CCG Israel

Jan 05, 2010, 12:39 ET from CCG Investor Relations

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- GK Investor Relations ("GK"), Israel's leading international investor relations firm targeting both domestically and internationally listed companies, today announced that it is further expanding its cooperation with CCG Investor Relations ("CCG"), a leading US-headquartered global investor relations and strategic communications agency. Together, the two firms service in excess of 300 clients in over 20 countries and maintain a presence in leading investment centers including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, and Sao Paulo.

Under the agreement, CCG Investor Relations will rebrand both GK Investor Relations and the current joint venture, CCGK Investor Relations, as CCG Israel, serving as CCG's local operation in Israel. CCG Israel, already Israel's largest international IR firm, will further leverage CCG's global network and presence to provide expanding investor relations consulting, including road shows, perception studies, investor targeting and media relations services to its client base out of Israel.

"We are very pleased to further expand our successful partnership with CCG Israel. Over the years, CCG Israel has grown and evolved to become Israel's leading international IR firm with a broad range of clients of all sizes, spanning a wide diversity of industries, listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, NYSE, and NASDAQ. By leveraging their deep understanding of the local Israeli culture, on the ground presence, and strong client relationships, with our combined global network of investors and analysts, CCG can offer Israeli clients all the advantages of working with an international IR firm with a tailored solution and close working relationship that only locally based team can provide," said Crocker Coulson, President of CCG Investor Relations.

"Following our successful three-year collaboration we are now increasing our cooperation with a view to further growing and expanding our services, by leveraging CCG's unique global offering on four continents, providing our clients wider access to potential investors and media audiences. Furthermore, we will grant broader accessibility to international investors seeking to invest in Israeli companies through a global Investor Relations group. We believe our combined offering will be powerful, unique and will resonate well with the needs of the market today," said Ehud Helft, Founding Partner of CCG Israel.

About CCG Investor Relations:

CCG is a leading global investor relations and strategic communications consulting firm. In business for more than 30 years, the agency provides a complete range of investor communications, counseling, and IT and data solutions through our global network to over 300 clients across multiple capital markets. CCG has been awarded a number of industry honors for its handling of complex investor relations and crisis communications matters. The agency's corporate headquarters is in Los Angeles with additional offices in New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo and Tel Aviv.

For further information, contact CCG directly, or visit the Company's web sites at http://www.ccgir.com and http://www.ccgirasia.com.

About CCG Israel:

CCG Israel, or GK Investor Relations, is Israel's largest international investor relations firm providing international IR and related services to 25 of Israel's top companies listed on NASDAQ, NYSE and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). GK Investor Relations was established in 2001 to meet the evolving need for an international Investors Relations firm, highly knowledgeable of the Israeli market and culture, by being based in Israel, while also offering a deep, first hand, understanding and relationships with the international investor, analyst and banking communities. GK Investor Relations, also provides consultation services to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange including organizing international biannual conferences, as well as to the Israeli Ministry of Finance aiding them in the successful sale of their stake in Bank Leumi. GK Investor Relations is affiliated with Gelbart-Kahana, Israel's leading local investor relations firm with over 100 clients.

For further information, contact the Company directly, or visit the Company's web site at http://www.ccgisrael.com.


    CCG Contact:                              CCG Israel Contact:
    Crocker Coulson                           Ehud Helft
    President                                 Managing Partner
    Tel:  +1 646-213-1915                     Tel.  +1 646-201-9246
    +1 212-245-1010                           +972 54-452-3521
    Crocker.Coulson@CCGIR.com                 info@CCGIsrael.com


SOURCE CCG Investor Relations



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