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Stefan Hoppe Named Business Wire’s D/A/CH Regional Manager

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 5:00 am EDT

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"Business Wire is well positioned to significantly increase its market share in Germany, Switzerland and Austria"

FRANKFURT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FRANKFURT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stefan Hoppe, a senior sales and business management executive with more than 15 years experience in the financial services industry, has joined Business Wire as regional manager for the D/A/CH region.

Hoppe joins Business Wire from Thomson Reuters Markets, where for the past five years he served as Head of Exchange Traded Instruments - EMEA East, which substantially grew revenue and consistently ranked as one of the division's top global performing regions.

Hoppe will be bringing his considerable sales management skills to Business Wire's Frankfurt office, which is anxious to build upon its solid double-digit growth in 2011.

"Business Wire is well positioned to significantly increase its market share in Germany, Switzerland and Austria," said Dick Bromley, Business Wire's group vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, in making today's announcement. "Business Wire has an unmatched multi-channel distribution platform that combines the strengths of the region's leading international news agencies and financial information services: vwd, DGAP, The Associated Press, and Agence France-Presse. We've also expanded our reach through affiliations with SIX-Telekurs and awp, among others.

Business Wire is the only news wire to combine this strong regional presence with the industry's most comprehensive global networks, and a full-range of investor relations and multimedia services. Stefan has the career credentials, the proven sales track record, and the strategic vision to clearly articulate Business Wire's unique value proposition, differentiating Business Wire from local competitors with limited capabilities."

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011 as the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Public relations and investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire for both broad-based and targeted market reach. A recognized disclosure service in the United States, Canada and a dozen European countries, Business Wire handles XBRL tagging, document formatting and regulatory filing into EDGAR, SEDAR and other systems. Business Wire provides online newsroom hosting and integration services as well as search engine optimization, mobile distribution and detailed measurement on every press release. Its patented NX delivery platform provides simultaneous full-text posting of Business Wire content to news systems and websites in virtually any country or language. With 31 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers local service and global reach.

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