Tuesday October 5, 6:03 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Stockgroup.com Launches smallcapcenter.com; Site Offers
Unmatched Financial Editorial Content and Sophisticated Technical
Analysis for Micro- and Small-Cap Companies
NEW YORK, NEW YORK--Stockgroup.com Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: SWEB - news), today launched www.smallcapcenter.com, a state
of the art public company research center, with comprehensive information covering all the major North American exchanges, and more
than 21,000 companies. The site focuses on small- and micro-cap (defined as companies under $750 million marketcap) news, information
and research. The site was created by the same award winning developers of www.stockgroup.com and features original editorial content,
a proprietary database of comprehensive information about micro- and small-cap stocks, as well as sophisticated research tools and
"For the first time investors will be able to access hard to find information on small- and micro-cap public companies. The launch of
Smallcapcenter.com is a culmination of extensive research into the needs of small- and micro-cap investors," stated Marcus New,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stockgroup.com. "We developed a destination site that allows investors to find corporate
information on active small- and micro-cap companies not currently being covered by various investment sites or data providers."
In addition, our site allows investors to research, analyze and search within set criteria in order to find new opportunities that meet their
The editorial staff of Smallcapcenter.com will generate up to 15 original articles covering breaking news and significant trends in the
small- and micro-cap markets on a daily basis. With increased staff the company expects to publish approximately 35 articles each
business day during the first quarter of 2000. Smallcapcenter.com differentiates itself from other online news and information services
such as TheStreet.com (Nasdaq: TSCM - news), Marketwatch.com (Nasdaq: MKTW - news), Telescan Inc. (NasdaqNM:TSCN - news;
Nasdaq: TSCN - news), and Multex.com (Nasdaq: MLTX - news), through its editorial content which focuses exclusively on small- and
micro-cap markets, its research tools and proprietary database of content. The majority of the content on the site will be free to registered
users. After a three-month free trial, viewers will be required to pay a membership fee for complete access to the site.
Mr. New continued, ``Our goal is for www.smallcapcenter.com to be the premier source for investors seeking news, commentary and
corporate information on companies ranging from the most well known companies to those who may become the 'next big thing'.'
The site also provides investors with access to lists of institutional holdings, analyst reports, and newsletters which are not currently
available anywhere else for many micro- and small-cap stocks. Each of these premium content features is available at an additional cost to
visitors of the site.
``We are excited about the launch of www.smallcapcenter.com as well as our $2.7 USD million dollar advertising campaign, which
features the slogan, 'Where to find the next big thing',' continued Mr. New. The campaign will begin today with advertisements appearing
in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Canada's National Post, The Chicago Sun Times, and other selected dailies.
Television advertising has been purchased on business programs on networks including Bloomberg, Fox, ABC, MSNBC, ZDTV and
CNBC. ``We will also be in major financial magazines and of course on the Internet.' concluded Mr. New
Stockgroup.com was founded in 1995 and has offices in New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. Stockgroup.com is a
leading Internet provider of financial news and information services. The Company's Website, www.stockgroup.com focuses on the small-
and micro-cap markets and is one of most popular investment information destination Communities on the Internet. Its traffic is being
redirected to www.smallcapcenter.com. In addition to providing news and information, the Company provides Internet development and
marketing services to small- and micro-cap companies.
This release contains ``forward looking statements' within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs,
plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be
``forward looking statements.' Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements
are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those
presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through the use of words such as ``expects', ``will,'
``anticipates,' ``estimates,' ``believes,' or statements indicating certain actions ``may,' ``could,' or ``might' occur.
Stockgroup.com Holdings, Inc.
Chairman & CEO
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