PR Newswire Comments on Cyber Theft Announcement

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2015 /CNW/ -- PR Newswire commented in response to today's announcement by the U.S. Government of charges against several individuals arising out of the alleged cyber theft of market-sensitive information from commercial news distribution services, including PR Newswire.

"PR Newswire has cooperated with the relevant government agencies conducting the investigation that led to today's charges and we would like to commend the U.S. Government for their diligence and continued focus on this matter," said Robert Gray, Chief Executive Officer. "At PR Newswire, we take security very seriously and are dedicated to protecting our information and systems. As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, so will our Information Security practices."

Today's announcement highlights that cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and cybersecurity is more important than at any point in the digital age. PR Newswire is committed to providing a secure environment for client information and employs a multi-dimensional approach to information security.

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 over 60 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:
Victoria Harres
VP, Strategic Communications & Content
(201) 360-6882
Victoria.Harres@prnewswire.com

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