Chairman and CEO, Merle A. Hinrichs, is scheduled to conduct a conference call at 8:00 am. EDT on August 10, 2006 (8:00 p.m. on August 10, 2006 in Hong Kong) to review these results in more detail. Investors in the United States may participate in the call by dialing (800) 240-2134, and international participants may dial (1-303) 262-2142. Investors in Hong Kong may call (852) 3002-5027. A live webcast of the conference call is scheduled to be available on Global Sources' corporate site (please click on link below.)
For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a webcast replay of the call is scheduled to be available on the company’s corporate site for at least 30 days. A telephone replay of the call is also scheduled to be available through August 14, 2006. To listen to the telephone replay, dial (800) 405-2236, or (1-303) 590-3000 outside the United States, and enter pass code 11065483#. For those in the Hong Kong area, the replay number is (852) 2287-4304, with pass code 503110#.
About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media company and a primary facilitator of two-way trade with Greater China. The core business is facilitating trade from Greater China to the world, using a wide range of English-language media. The other key business segment facilitates trade from the world to Greater China using Chinese-language media.
The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 530,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex, overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in 230 countries.
The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 1.8 million products and more than 130,000 suppliers annually through 11 online marketplaces, ten monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 14 trade shows, including six China Sourcing Fairs. Suppliers receive more than 7 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online alone.
Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 35 years. In mainland China it has over 1,400 team members in 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.