MONTREAL, May 28 /CNW Telbec/ - BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Inc. (TSX Venture
Exchange: BZV) is changing its name to "BV! Media Inc.". The corporation's
shareholders voted in favour of a special resolution at an annual and special
meeting held in Montreal, so as to allow the corporation's name change.
"While BRANCHEZ-VOUS! represented well the corporation's original
publishing core business and its French-language identity, we have morphed
into an online ad network, with an even wider reach in English Canada than in
Quebec", says Patrick Pierra, Co-President and CEO of the corporation.
"The name change was becoming increasingly important in our continuing
efforts to build our ad network in the rest of Canada, with which we already
reach over 10 million English-speaking visitors", adds Gino Coutu,
Co-President and COO.
"BV! Media, which has quickly established its name amongst Canada's
largest ad networks, will better reflect our business realities and
aspirations going forward," says André Bisson, Chairman of the Board.
The corporation will continue to use and promote the BRANCHEZ-VOUS! brand
for its web publishing and production operations, which include the
In a related move, the corporation's stock symbol on the TSX Venture
Exchange will soon be changed from BZV to BVM.
At the meeting, the corporation's shareholders re-elected six previous
board members. Philippe Brillant, previously chair of the Audit committee of
the Board of directors, has not sought re-election after four years on the
board. "We thank Philippe for his contribution to the board and for overseeing
the integration of financial processes and controls after the successful
merger of two organizations", says Harold Sharon, chair of the Nomination,
Compensation and Corporate governance committee of the board of directors.
André Bisson, chairman of the board of directors, replaces Philippe Brillant
as chair of the Audit committee.
About BV! Media inc.
BV! Media is a leading Montreal-based Internet media company, active in
Internet content and advertising.
BV! Media operates the leading Canadian interactive advertising network,
offering a large range of both contextual and behavioral targeting
capabilities on over 400 high quality sites that include
AirCanadaVacations.com, Canada411.ca, Cinoche.com, CommentCaMarche.net,
Guardian.co.uk, JeuxVideo.com, LeDevoir.com, Linternaute.com, NASDAQ.com,
TagTele.com, Telegraph.co.uk and TorontoPlus.ca. Its services include display
advertising, rich media creativity, Pay-per-clic (PPC) text ads, Search Engine
Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The BV! Media network
reaches approximately 12 million unique users per month across Canada (source:
comScore MediaMetrix, March 2009).
BRANCHEZ-VOUS!, the Content division of BV! Media, produces, publishes
and commercializes French-language Internet content. It operates
BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com (www.branchez-vous.com), the largest independent information
portal in Quebec, whose main sections cover news, technology, business, sports
(Fanatique.ca) and entertainment (Showbizz.net).
BV! Media is listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol BZV and
has approximately 60.4 million shares outstanding. Additional information on
the Corporation can be obtained on SEDAR and at www.bvmedia.ca/inc/eng
The TSX Venture exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
contents of this press release.
For further information:
For further information: Media: Patrick Pierra, Co-President and Chief
Executive Officer, (514) 337-9065 ext. 249, firstname.lastname@example.org; Analysts and
investors: Tom Vorias, Chief Financial Officer, (514) 337-9065 ext. 223,