PR Newswire Increases Media Distribution In Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from PR Newswire

    FRANKFURT, Germany, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire today announced
 it has increased its media distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
 and extended its reach to include German financial institutions through new
 partnerships with information service leaders vwd and ddp.  The agreements are
 effective immediately.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000306/PRNLOGO )
     "As part of PR Newswire's globalisation strategy, we seek to strengthen
 our position in Europe's key markets," said Vicky Unwin, managing director of
 PR Newswire's European division.  "Our recent acquisition of Cyperus gives us
 a strong foothold in France and Spain, while these new strategic partnerships
 enable us to provide a better distribution for our clients and allow us to
 operate independently in Germany, Austria and Switzerland."
     Canada NewsWire, PR Newswire's sister company, also has agreed to partner
 with both ddp and vwd for its clients in Canada.
     vwd (Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH), http://www.vwd.de , guarantees
 PR Newswire clients access to financial markets and assures distribution to
 the relevant target groups.  As the leading provider of German financial
 information, vwd supplies the media, financial and business decisionmakers and
 private investors with news in real time.  vwd's network is augmented by the
 media distribution channels of German news agency ddp.
     PR Newswire plans to strengthen its media distribution and expand its
 reach to financial institutions in Europe throughout 2001.  Last month, the
 company announced the acquisition of Cyperus, the leading French and Spanish
 corporate communications services company for the technology industry.
 
     About vwd
     vwd has been the leading German information service to financial
 decision-makers for more than 50 years.  With its extensive news and financial
 information, the company is now also one of the major Internet content
 suppliers for financial service providers, the media and the most successful
 finance-related web sites.  vwd is the market leader in the field of fund news
 and in the distribution of fund rates.  Shareholders of vwd are the
 Handelsblatt, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Dow Jones.
 
     About PR Newswire
     PR Newswire, http://www.prnewswire.com , is a global company providing
 comprehensive communications services ranging from information distribution
 and market intelligence to the creation of online and broadcast multimedia
 content and investor relations web sites.  Its world-leading dedicated
 newswire, Internet, satellite and fax network is capable of pinpoint or mass
 distribution, satisfying the growing global demand for the immediate delivery
 of news releases, video, audio and photos to the media, financial community
 and consumers.  PR Newswire Europe specialises in high-speed information
 distribution to the media and financial markets in 135 countries in
 25 languages.
 
 

SOURCE PR Newswire
    FRANKFURT, Germany, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire today announced
 it has increased its media distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
 and extended its reach to include German financial institutions through new
 partnerships with information service leaders vwd and ddp.  The agreements are
 effective immediately.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000306/PRNLOGO )
     "As part of PR Newswire's globalisation strategy, we seek to strengthen
 our position in Europe's key markets," said Vicky Unwin, managing director of
 PR Newswire's European division.  "Our recent acquisition of Cyperus gives us
 a strong foothold in France and Spain, while these new strategic partnerships
 enable us to provide a better distribution for our clients and allow us to
 operate independently in Germany, Austria and Switzerland."
     Canada NewsWire, PR Newswire's sister company, also has agreed to partner
 with both ddp and vwd for its clients in Canada.
     vwd (Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH), http://www.vwd.de , guarantees
 PR Newswire clients access to financial markets and assures distribution to
 the relevant target groups.  As the leading provider of German financial
 information, vwd supplies the media, financial and business decisionmakers and
 private investors with news in real time.  vwd's network is augmented by the
 media distribution channels of German news agency ddp.
     PR Newswire plans to strengthen its media distribution and expand its
 reach to financial institutions in Europe throughout 2001.  Last month, the
 company announced the acquisition of Cyperus, the leading French and Spanish
 corporate communications services company for the technology industry.
 
     About vwd
     vwd has been the leading German information service to financial
 decision-makers for more than 50 years.  With its extensive news and financial
 information, the company is now also one of the major Internet content
 suppliers for financial service providers, the media and the most successful
 finance-related web sites.  vwd is the market leader in the field of fund news
 and in the distribution of fund rates.  Shareholders of vwd are the
 Handelsblatt, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Dow Jones.
 
     About PR Newswire
     PR Newswire, http://www.prnewswire.com , is a global company providing
 comprehensive communications services ranging from information distribution
 and market intelligence to the creation of online and broadcast multimedia
 content and investor relations web sites.  Its world-leading dedicated
 newswire, Internet, satellite and fax network is capable of pinpoint or mass
 distribution, satisfying the growing global demand for the immediate delivery
 of news releases, video, audio and photos to the media, financial community
 and consumers.  PR Newswire Europe specialises in high-speed information
 distribution to the media and financial markets in 135 countries in
 25 languages.
 
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