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Legal and Investment Experts Explain the IPO Process: Listen Now To Free Webinar

“Taking Your Company Public: The IPO Process and Avoiding The Pitfalls”

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Going public is the endgame for many emerging companies but it’s not an easy path. To assist companies, PR Newswire and Vintage Filings brought together experts to speak on the steps to IPO success.

Listen here now:   https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=17461

To get the most out of this webinar, a companion whitepaper guide is available and illustrates the “back-and-forth” interactions an IPO will have with the SEC.

Download whitepaper here:  http://promotions.prnewswire.com/IPO_SEC_flowchart.html

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The months-long process starts with retaining a law firm to engage in the process of assembling the detailed public disclosures needed in the Initial Public Offering prospectus that is included in the SEC Form S-1.

Next follows the interviewing and selecting of the investment bank or group of investment banks that will handle the underwriting to set the price and lining up the large institutional investors needed for a successful Wall Street rollout.

Finally, leading up to the IPO, company executives engage in a road show to meet with analysts, stock portfolio managers and mutual fund managers, as well as prepare for ongoing investor relations.

Host and moderator:

  • Seth Farbman, President, Vintage Filings – a division of PR Newswire

Featured Speakers:

  • Daniel Goldberg, Esq., Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • David Bocchi, Head of Investment Banking, Aegis Capital Corp.
  • Jeff Corbin, CEO, KCSA Strategic Communications.

Topics include: 

  • Understanding market requirements and the groundwork for an IPO
  • Is it the right time for you to start the IPO route?
  • The Form S-1 Registration process – timeline and life-cycle
  • The Jobs Act and IPOs
  • Exchange listing discussions
  • Shareholder Communications and  Investor Relations

About Vintage Filings

PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Media Contact:
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage Filings
+1 201.947.7157 bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

Securities Lawyers, Investor Relations Officers Invited to “Disclose Your Creative Side” with the First Ever 2014 SEC Calendar and Art / Photography Contest

Mixing business with pleasure, juried art contest and 2014 calendar to showcase the hidden talents within the issuers’ community

New York, November 11, 2013 /PR Newswire/– PR Newswire and Vintage Filings, a division of PR Newswire, is pleased to announce the inaugural “Disclose Your Creative Side” 2014 Art and Industry / SEC Calendar, a juried art program that will culminate in a full-color printed wall calendar of submitted artwork.

Securities Lawyers, Corporate Secretaries and Investor Relations Professionals are invited to enter their own photographs and artwork by December 7th. Learn more/submit your art – click here.

In addition to showcasing the winning photographs, paintings, drawings and images of three-dimensional work such as sculptures and textiles, the calendar will highlight key dates including:

  • SEC and other regulatory filings dates
  • Earnings periods
  • Major industry events
Above: quick FAQ video w/ Bradley H. Smith

“There’s no ulterior motive behind this other than allowing our industry to blow off a little creative steam and have some fun,” said Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing at PR Newswire & Vintage Filings. “Every year, we produce an SEC deadline calendar, but rather than print up a 2014 calendar of bland or uninspired clip art, we’re inviting industry professionals to submit their own artwork. Each winner will get their own month.”

To enhance the community aspect of this project, the submissions will be juried by industry leaders including:

  • Jeffrey D. Morgan, CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute
  • Mary Beth Kissane, 2013 USA IR Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient, Senior Director, WalekPeppercomm
  • Broc Romanek, Editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net
  • Paula Dubberly , former Deputy Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance
  • Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing, PR Newswire & Vintage Filings

“Many of us have shot that ‘one great photo,’ built beautiful furniture, painted wonderful landscapes or even knit a fantastic sweater, but we don’t have many opportunities to share our efforts. We invite the issuer community to disclose a hidden talent and enjoy the recognition of your peers,” continued Smith. “I am excited to see what creativity is disclosed by IR and compliance professionals.”

Once printed, the calendar will be available free at industry events.

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About Vintage Filings

PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Media Contact:

Bradley H. Smith

Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services

PR Newswire & Vintage Filings

+1 201.947.7157 bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

OTC Markets Group and PR Newswire Announce Enhanced News Distribution for SEC Reporting Companies, Expanded International Distribution

NEW YORK – September 26, 2013 – OTC Markets Group (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, and PR Newswire, the global leader of innovative marketing, communications and investor relations solutions, today announced enhanced news distribution and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance options for OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® companies that report to the SEC and those that seek to distribute press releases internationally.

OTCLOGOs3Companies that use OTCIQ.com, OTC Markets Group’s investor relations and market intelligence portal, to disseminate company news and information may now also use the portal to file press releases with the SEC as a Form 8-K/6-K through PR Newswire’s secure EDGAR filings service, Vintage Filings, providing a convenient way to comply with SEC disclosure requirements.  Companies have been using OTCIQ.com to distribute press releases through PR Newswire at preferred rates through a partnership announced in November 2012.

In addition, OTC Markets Group now offers streamlined international news distribution for OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies that wish to distribute press releases internationally.  Companies may use OTCIQ.com to distribute English-language press releases through PR Newswire’s expansive international news distribution network in the U.K., Singapore and Canada, all at exclusive discounted rates.

“The enhancement of our partnership with PR Newswire makes it easy and economical for the 2,700 SEC reporting companies and more than 3,400 international companies trading on our OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink marketplaces to meet their disclosure requirements and maximize the distribution of their news and disclosure outside the U.S.,” said Lisabeth Heese, Managing Director of Issuer and Information Services for OTC Markets Group.  “It is our goal to provide OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies convenient access to the tools necessary to convey their reputations, news and disclosure to analysts, investors and the media.  We are always looking for ways to increase the transparency and connectivity of companies trading on our marketplaces.”

“By helping companies simplify the tactical tasks of material disclosure and SEC compliance, OTC Markets Group has provided OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink company executives more bandwidth to focus on the strategic aspects of being a public company,” said Pamela Bartlett, Vice President, Channels at PR Newswire.  “The secure, single log-in integration for both news distribution and EDGAR filing directly from the OTCIQ.com portal is a true time-saving benefit for issuers.  PR Newswire‘s Vintage Filings is one of the top EDGAR filing newswires and we’re very proud that OTC Markets Group has chosen to expand our partnership.

To learn more about the enhanced news distribution service, visit http://www.otcmarkets.com/services/companies/disclosure-news/overview.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities.  Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities.  We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace with Qualified Companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Stage Marketplace with U.S. Reporting Companies; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace with Variable Reporting Companies.  Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors.  To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC registered ATS.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

About Vintage Filings

PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

Media Contacts:

Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428, saskia@otcmarkets.com

Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services, PR Newswire & Vintage Filings +1 201.947.7157 bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

New Shareholder Confidence 365 Study Reports on How Investors Consume Investor Relations Content

One year in the making, PR Newswire whitepaper offers new insights on IR “content marketing”

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 / PR Newswire, a global provider of shareholder, compliance and multimedia communications platforms, together with its CNW and Vintage Filings division, today announced the release of a new white paper that explores how investors consume investor relations content provided by a public company.

The Shareholder Confidence 365 Study is an ongoing survey targeted to the three key constituents with whom public companies communicate: institutional investors, individual investors and the financial media. Distribution includes an opt-in list of 20,000 individual and professional investors sourcing over 10,500 individual responses. The data found within the white paper is unedited.

The Shareholder Confidence 365 Study is available for download here.

365cover2Study questions:

  • Would you / do you invest in a public company that does not have an Investor Relations website?
  • For the stocks that you CURRENTLY OWN, how often do you visit the Investor Relations websites of those companies?
  • When researching NEW stock investment opportunities, do you visit the Investor Relations websites of those companies?
  • What is the #1 reason you visit a company’s Investor Relations website?
  • Where do you regularly view stock price charts and graphs?
  • Where do you regularly view SEC files?
  • For the stocks that you CURRENTLY OWN or follow, do you receive their news releases directly from the company via email? (Investor relations alerts)
  • For the stocks that you CURRENTLY OWN or follow, do you listen to the company’s quarterly earnings webcasts?
  • When researching NEW stock investment opportunities, do you listen to the company’s quarterly earnings webcasts?
  • When do you listen to earnings calls?
  • In comparison to audio-only earnings webcasts, would live video webcasts of a company’s CEO inspire more trust?
  • Do you read written transcripts of a company’s earnings call?
  • Do you use Twitter and/or StockTwits for stock research and investor news updates?  
  • Have you ever / do you use the advice from investment blogs / stock opinion newsletters?
  • How often do you suggest or recommend specific stocks and investments to other people?
  • Do you use an iPad or similar mobile smart device / tablet?
  • For the stocks that you CURRENTLY OWN or follow, do you read the Annual Reports of those companies?
  • When researching NEW stock investment opportunities, do you read the Annual Reports of those companies?
  • If you read Annual Reports, what format do you prefer?
  • Have you ever physically attended an Annual Shareholder Meeting?
  • Do you exercise your annual vote regarding Annual Report / Proxy issues?
  • Do you watch or listen to companies’ investor presentations online? (webcast slide presentations)
  • Do you regularly attend investor conferences to watch/listen to company presentations?
  • Have you ever asked a question directly to a public company / investor relations department by telephone or email?
  • Does a company’s “corporate governance” (Board of Directors, CEO compensation, etc.) weigh in on your investment decision?
  • Does it matter to you which stock exchange your investments (public companies) are listed on? 

The study’s creator, Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing for PR Newswire and Vintage Filings, was interviewed in IR Magazines’ recent article titled IR websites: overpriced and underused: Who visits and for what? An aficionado has been getting answers.

From IR Magazine:

Smith is an astute observer of IR websites having worked at Shareholder.com before and after its acquisition by NASDAQ. A pioneer blogger in the IR sphere, he has always made his objective clear: he’s a marketing officer selling products and services – including PR Newswire’s IR Room for creating and hosting IR websites. But he is also intent on uncovering points of best practice for IROs.

‘I wanted to know very tactically who is looking at all this stuff on IR websites and how investors are consuming the content,’ Smith says. ‘If 25 percent of users only go to company websites once a quarter, then companies are spending $15,000 a year and up on a tool that’s just sitting there.’

Smith’s point is not that the spending is wasted but that it may be misdirected. He doesn’t doubt websites are critical; over half of the investors he surveyed said they wouldn’t invest in a company unless it had an IR website.

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About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

About Vintage Filings

PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

CONTACT and MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and SEC Compliance Solutions
PR Newswire
201 942 7157
Bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

Forbes: PR Newswire ranked #1

Wow. It’s always nice to be surprised with good news – and I certainly consider the Forbes article “The Press Release Revolution: A Wire Services Comparison Test” as “good news.”

From Forbes:

“Now for our overall results for the wire services who successfully achieve WSJ postings. A drumroll, please:

First Place: For number of pickups, PR Newswire – at the time of this writing, they had 37,000 WSJ results. (Note: These results are for WSJ pickups only. Other sources have noted that on the whole, PR Newswire and Business Wire are roughly equal for overall press posting results.)

Second Place: Business Wire, with 27,400 results.

Third Place: Marketwired, with 14,100 results.

Fourth Place: Globe Newswire, with 7,400 results.

Fifth Place: Thomson Reuters, with 2090 results.”

For investor relations, the article brought up a very important reminder regarding news distribution to major financial portals – and for us, the discussion is in context to “web disclosure” (which is the practice of sending a truncated news release or even NO release.)

Public company newsflow is ticker database driven. If you are practicing pure web disclosure and only posting news to your IR website, you are not getting into the stream. As you will read here, only one-third of investors receive news directly (web disclosure) from the company. If you need to truncated your news from a full-text releases (…mostly earnings), AOK, but I would suggest speaking with your account representative too. Perhaps you are not “strategically shopping” for services correctly.

Many thanks to the authors of the Forbes article and their research. 

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Have a great day.

Free White Paper Illustrates the Ping-Pong of Preparing an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Tactical workflow for the most important document a public company will ever produce

NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Vintage Filings, the financial printing, EDGAR and XBRL filing division of PR Newswire, today announced the availability of a new white paper that illustrates the collaborative workflow between a corporation and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) when preparing an IPO S-1 file.

Please click here to download the white paper “How Your IPO S-1 Filing Flows To-&-From The SEC.”

Vintage Filings prepared this brief in response to its law firm partners and corporate clients wanting more transparency around the role a financial printer has in the process. The white paper offers a very tactical, step-by-step view.

IPO FLOW

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In their 10th year, Vintage Filings began as a straight-forward EDGAR filing service. However, in reaction to the scathing reports of the egregious billing practices of many financial printers that went public in the mid-2000s, Vintage Filings executives realized that it was important to apply their core values of accurate work and a predictable fee structure to registrations statement drafting, transactions filing work and XBRL services.

Their SEC filing business model broke the stranglehold that many clients felt the legacy brick-and-mortar financial printers held on them. Importantly, with Vintage Filings, companies and law firms can predict and exactly budget their transactions’ costs.

“Over the past 10 years, the financial printing industry has undergone an incredible transformation, driven by many factors including SEC regulations and of course the internet,” said Liam Power, the firm’s Senior Vice President. “Proudly, within those 10 years, Vintage Filings has revolutionized the industry – growing to become one of the top three SEC filing solutions in North America making PR Newswire the number one SEC filing newswire solution. As one measure of how far we have grown, last year we processed over 250 S-1s, S-11s, S-4s and other transactions.”

The company now has sales and service offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Chicago. Click here to request more information about any of Vintage Filings’ services.

About Vintage Filings

PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (http://www.prnewswire.com/) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

CONTACT
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, Investor Relations and SEC Compliance Solutions
201 942 7157
bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

Vintage Filings Celebrates 10th Anniversary at National Investor Relations Institute Annual Conference

#1 EDGAR and XBRL filing newswire solution for integrated SEC compliance: eases workflow for public companies

NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Vintage Filings, the financial printing, EDGAR and XBRL filing division of PR Newswire, today announced they will be presenting their solutions with their parent company at the National Investor Relations Institute Annual Conference, June 9 – 12 in Hollywood, FL.

Scott Mozarsky, PR Newswire’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer commented, “PR Newswire acquired Vintage Filings over 5 years ago, and the purchase has been terrific for our clients and prospects. For Vintage Filings’ clients, PR Newswire added a complete, new layer of professional support including expanded offices for IPO drafting sessions, deeper technical resources and richer industry knowledge,” continued Mozarsky.

“For PR Newswire clients, Vintage Filings dramatically simplified their regulatory filing workflow. Saving the CFO and IRO time is the most valuable benefit of all.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO TOUR OF VINTAGE FILINGS

Initially, Vintage Filings began as a straight-forward EDGAR filing service. However, in reaction to the scathing reports of the egregious billing practices of many financial printers that went public in the mid-2000s, Vintage Filings executives realized that their core values of accurate work with a predictable fee structure was needed for registrations’ drafting and transactions filing work and XBRL as well.

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Their SEC filing business model broke the stranglehold that many clients felt the legacy brick-and-mortar financial printers held on them. Importantly, with Vintage Filings, companies and law firms can predict and exactly budget their transactions’ costs.

“Over the past 10 years, the financial printing industry has undergone an incredible transformation, driven by many factors including SEC regulations and of course the internet,” said Liam Power , the firm’s Senior Vice President. “Proudly, within those 10 years, Vintage Filings has revolutionized the industry – growing to become one of the top three SEC filing solutions in North America making PR Newswire the number one SEC filing newswire solution. As one measure of how far we have grown, last year we processed over 250 S-1s, S-11s, S-4s and other transactions.”

The company now has sales and service office is New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Chicago. Click here to request more information about any of their services.

About Vintage Filings
PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

CONTACT
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, Investor Relations and SEC Compliance Solutions
201 942 7157
Bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

New “IR Room MST” Mitigates Disclosure Risk and Staff Workflow Burden by Automating Mobile and Social Media for Investor Relations Departments

PR Newswire introduces first investor relations website to integrate a mobile app, social media newsflow and the ROI methodologies & targeting of content marketing

NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire, a global provider of shareholder, compliance and multimedia communications platforms, and its CNW and Vintage Filings divisions, today announced they have released “IR Room MST,” an upgrade to their popular investor relations (IR) website solution, IR Room.

PR Newswire shares its love of Investor Relations with attendees at the NIRI Annual Conference, June 9 - 12, Hollywood, FL. (PRNewsFoto/PR Newswire Association LLC)

IR Room MST will allow public companies to participate in social media as well as offer their mobile stakeholders a dedicated “app” without burdening their investor relations department with more work, often a major speed bump for the adoption of newer communications technologies.

“By now, we’ve all heard a lot about social media and IR, but most of this industry chatter is too vague and too intangible to be helpful to IRO,” said Bradley H. Smith , Director of Marketing for PR Newswire’s investor relations and compliance services. “What was missing from the conversation was a clear, tactile product solution that simplifies an IR department’s initiation into social and mobile without adding unneeded work or the unwarranted stress of material disclosure.”

IR Room MST integrates PR Newswire’s comprehensive investor relations website with three web elements – Mobile, Social and Targeting:

  • theIRapp™ – the leading mobile app for a company’s investor relations content
  • StockTwits IR for “hands-free” social media newsflow to the most socially engaged investors and financial portals
  • Inbound Investor Targeting which uses content marketing methodologies to measure the effectiveness of IR outbound communications

Mobile Investor Outreach

“Social media and mobile devices are inseparable, and a shareholder communications package that effortlessly ties a company’s outbound web strategies together with the ever-proliferating mobile device is long overdue. We’re pleased that we were able to integrate theIRapp’s content management system and IR Room’s CMS system into a single workflow,” said Jeff Corbin , Founder of theIRapp. “There’s no easier way for a public company to initiate a complete mobile strategy.”

A native app environment is necessary for companies to be able to push information to their investors and engage with them through their mobile device. theIRapp recently launched Version 4.0 of its platform allowing for the download of all content for offline viewing and listening. theIRapp is available for analyst and investors in Apple’s App Store and Google Play and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.

Social Media Newsflow

“Congratulations to PR Newswire for creating a painless path for investor relation departments to get their news directly into the social stream…where it is needed,” said Howard Lindzon , CEO of StockTwits. “Automating the news release to be the social media catalyst absolutely mitigates any RegFD risk and adds zero work to the IRO – certainly a social media objection we hear again and again.”

In addition to getting their newsflow directly into StockTwits’ financial network, IR Room MST clients also can distribute their news into their other social media networks including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

IR as Content Marketers

IR Room MST includes the same communication technologies that drive highly successful PR and agile web-marketing teams. With Inbound Investor Targeting, investor relations departments will be able to measure, for the first time, the effectiveness of their outbound communications as well as forge new and deeper relationships.

“From a content marketing perspective, if you measure an IR website with a company’s other product, marketing, sales or client support web assets – you instantly recognize that by comparison, the IR website is only doing half their job. IR Room MST changes that. I affectionately refer to IR Room MST as the James Brown of IR websites – the hardest working IR website in the business,” mused Smith.

IR Room MST is available now as a complete investor relations website solution and as an upgrade package for all of PR Newswire’s current IR Room clients.

Important links

To request more information about IR Room MST, click here.

To read and follow our investor relations blog, click here.

To follow our investor relations views and news on Twitter, click here.

To download our social media communications brief, click here.

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About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

About Vintage Filings
PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

Contact

Bradley H Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance
PR Newswire
201 942 7157
bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

PR Newswire and BetterInvesting Celebrate 30th RetailInvestorConferences.com Event at National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) 2013 Annual Conference

Founders to demonstrate monthly investor conference and virtual “CEO investor road show” to hundreds of investor relations officers

NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire and RetailInvestorConferences.com co-founder BetterInvesting will celebrate their 30th virtual retail investor conference at the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) 2013 Annual Conference to be held June 9 -12 in Hollywood, Fla.

Recognizing the need for consistent and engaging communications between publically traded companies and retail investors, the world’s leading media organizations partnered with the world’s leading association of individual investors to create RetailInvestorConferences.com. Each virtual investor conference includes sessions on investment education topics as well as live corporate investor relations presentations.

“Virtual events are an excellent opportunity for publicly traded companies to speak directly with individual investors without having to travel,” says Muriel Lange, Investor Relations Manager, American Water.

“Participating in RetailInvestorConferences.com helps American Water cost effectively reach individual investors and supplements our investor relations roadshow programs.”

BetterInvesting’s CEO Kamie Zaracki reinforced the value that the conferences deliver to their memberbase. “Individual investors find these events an ideal way to learn about new companies and research investment candidates. Main Street investors enjoy the rare opportunity to ask questions directly of the company’s executives and IR personnel and appreciate the presenting company’s obvious dedication to transparency,” finished Zaracki.

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Special Sector Events

2013 proved to be an evolutionary year for RetailInvestorConferences.com, with the addition of special sector-themed events as well as the inclusion of strategic partners such as MARCUM and CCG Investor Relations. Upcoming sector conferences include “The Shale Revolution” event on July 11 and “Metals & Mining” event on Oct. 3.

“RetailInvestorConferences.com events provide public companies with a highly efficient platform to reach hundreds of individual investors and dozens of smaller fund managers from the convenience of their office,” said Crocker Coulson, president of CCG Investor Relations. “CCG is pleased to work with PR Newswire and BetterInvesting to organize a series of themed virtual conferences on sectors including energy, life sciences, mining, REITs, China and clean tech. We look forward to meeting with IROs to discuss how we can help them reach a new audience of potential shareholders.”

Additionally, the RetailInvestorConference.com platform now fuels Deutsche Banks’ quarterly American Depositary Receipts virtual conferences.

Thousands of investors. Zero travel.

Like a physical investor conference, RetailInvestorConferences.com’s virtual events encompass all the areas that one may find at a physical event, including:

  • Auditorium – View live and scheduled presentations and Q&A segments with speakers and participants
  • Exhibit Hall – Chat with senior executives and management, watch prerecorded materials, and download annual reports, investor kits, surveys and other information about new products and services
  • Lounge – Network with others to build new relationships with like-minded investors

To date, there have been more than 250 presentations at RetailInvestorConferences.com from companies ranging from mega-cap NYSE-listed companies canvassing the retail investor base to complement their institutional presence to international companies looking to engage with U.S.-based investors and OTC Markets companies looking for a self-directed, loyal ownership base.

These monthly conferences are now an integral element within PR Newswire’s Capital Markets Visibility 365 program, a strategic and calendared marketing plan comprising 12 integrated shareholder communication elements that simultaneously and directly engage Main Street, Wall Street, and the financial media.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

About Vintage Filings
PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

About BetterInvesting BetterInvesting is a national nonprofit organization that has been empowering individual investors since 1951. Founded in Detroit, the association (formerly known as National Association of Investors Corporation) was borne out of the conviction that anyone can become a successful long-term investor by following commonsense investing practices. BetterInvesting has helped more than 5 million people become better, more informed investors by providing webinars, in-person events, easy-to-use online tools for analyzing stocks and mutual funds, a monthly magazine and a community of volunteers and like-minded investors. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at www.betterinvesting.org or call toll free (877) 275-6242.

CONTACT
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, Investor Relations and SEC Compliance Solutions
201 942 7157
Bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

Adam Ritt
Director Communications
BetterInvesting
(248) 654-3045
adamr@betterinvesting.org

Vintage Filings Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Video Showcasing SEC Transaction Services for IPO and M&A Drafting Sessions

Company executives attribute “one transaction per business day” growth to document accuracy and transparent billing practices

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Vintage Filings, the financial printing, EDGAR, and XBRL filing division of PR Newswire, today announced their 10th Anniversary of providing SEC compliance solutions to law firms and public companies. In celebration of the anniversary and to showcase Vintage Filings’ new in-house drafting workspace, the company released a brief video.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

“Over the past 10 years, the financial printing industry has undergone an incredible transformation, driven by many factors including SEC regulations and of course the internet,” said Liam Power , the firm’s Senior Vice President. “Proudly, within those 10 years, Vintage Filings has revolutionized the industry – growing to become one of the top three SEC filing solutions in North America.

As one measure of how much we have grown, last year we processed over 250 S-1s, S-11s, S-4s and other transactions. That’s one each business day.”

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Initially, Vintage Filings began as a straightforward EDGAR filing service. However, in reaction to the scathing reports of the egregious billing practices of many financial printers that went public in the mid-2000s, Vintage Filings executives realized that their core values of accurate work with a predictable fee structure was needed for registrations’ drafting and transactions filing work as well. Their business model for S-1, S-3, S-11 and other corporate transactions broke the stranglehold that many clients felt the legacy brick-and-mortar financial printers held on them. Importantly, with Vintage Filings, companies and law firms can predict and exactly budget their transactions’ costs.

Scott Mozarsky, PR Newswire’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer commented, “PR Newswire acquired Vintage Filings over 5 years ago, and the purchase has been terrific for our clients and prospects. For Vintage Filings’ clients, PR Newswire added a complete, new layer of professional support including expanded offices for IPO drafting sessions, deeper technical resources and richer industry knowledge. For example, moving beyond their initial S-1 filing, IPOs will have the full strength of our investor relations services to guide all their shareholder communications and disclosures,” continued Mozarsky.

“For PR Newswire clients, Vintage Filings dramatically simplified their regulatory filing workflow. Saving the CFO and IRO time is the most valuable benefit of all.”

The company now has sales and service offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Chicago. Click hereto request more information about any of their services.

About Vintage Filings
PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

CONTACT and MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, Investor Relations and SEC Compliance Solutions
201 942 7157
Bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

SOURCE Vintage Filings