Global Sources wins The Asset's 2009 Corporate Award

- Achieved Titanium Status for Corporate Governance and Investor Relations -

Jan 14, 2010, 02:00 ET from Global Sources

HONG KONG, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) received the Titanium award in the December 2009 issue of The Asset's annual Triple A Corporate Awards for excellence in Corporate Governance and in Investor Relations.

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Global Sources' Chief Financial Officer, David Gillan, said: "We work diligently to ensure we exceed best practices in corporate governance and investor relations. We are proud to receive this recognition from The Asset, and we believe this validates our efforts."

The Asset magazine ( http://www.theasset.com ) invited companies to tender submissions in five main categories: three-year financial performance, corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental responsibility and investor relations. Based on interviews with investors, analysts and industry specialists, the companies were assessed for their management acumen and scores were given accordingly for each of the categories. The Titanium awards allow companies to be benchmarked in one or more of the five categories.

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 854,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.5 million products and more than 247,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 12 specialized trade shows which run 30 times a year across 10 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 96 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 39 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.

    Global Sources Press Contact in Asia:
     Camellia So
     Tel:   +852-2555-5021
     Email: cso@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.:
     James W.W. Strachan
     Tel:   +1-480-664-8309
     Email: strachan@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia:
     Investor Relations Department
     Tel:   +852-2555-4777
     Email: investor@globalsources.com

    Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.:
     Kirsten Chapman & Timothy Dien
     Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.
     Tel:   +1-415-433-3777
     Email: tdien@lhai.com

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