to market IR Global's TalonTM Service in Asia

(31 March 2004, London) - IR Global is pleased to announce the signing of a marketing agreement with and the Asian launch of TalonTM, a new service that assists listed companies in managing their relationships with international institutional shareholders in a more effective manner.

The TalonTM service includes information from the LionShares® database, licensed from FactSet Research Systems Inc. This collection of global equity ownership data from more than 4,000 institutions and 24,000 unique mutual fund portfolios is combined with a powerful news search engine and regional news coverage from sources such as Dow Jones News. IR Global, through its new partner is now able to provided companies in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Australia with affordable access to this valuable information.

Investor Relations Officers (IRO's) can easily find out which institutions or funds own their shares, who are the fund managers in charge, as well as who are the owners of their peers and could be potential owners of their shares. With TalonTM, IRO's can hone in on who they should and could meet, to achieve their IR objectives.

Mark Street, Managing Director of IR Global said "We believe our partnership with is in itself a powerful endorsement of the value TalonTM can bring companies in the Asia Pacific region. The recent launch in Singapore and Hong Kong confirmed that there is significant interest, and we look forward to working with to help companies further enhance their IR strategies."

Alison Chow, CEO of commented "Shareholder ID is an important issue that is of concern to many of our clients across the region. The TalonTM service provides a vast array of information at one's finger tips, and at a very reasonable price. It is a tool designed to help IRO's carry out their work more effectively, and complements our own range of services."

About IR Global

IR Global was founded in 2003 by a group of former investment bankers and market data professionals with long experience in senior positions of major global banks and data vendors. The company aims to assist companies large and small to achieve their goals in the field of investor relations in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

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About is an Internet investor relations platform established since 1996. It publishes verbatim IR information sourced direct from companies around the Asia Pacific region. The global investment community finds the convenience of having information in a single location helps them make timely and more informed investment decisions. Over 6 million documents are retrieved from monthly, and it is considered to be the premier IR resource on Asia Pacific companies.

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For inquiries:

IR Global
Mr. Mark Street
UK Tel: 01580-752254
Ms. Alison Chow
Hong Kong Tel: 852-2831-9792


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