OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Melkior Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MKR) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has retained the services of AGORACOM Investor Relations (“AGORACOM”) (http://www.agoracom.com) to provide online investor relations services, a Web 2.0 social network for current shareholders and Tier-1 awareness through the world’s biggest websites for the purpose of attracting new shareholders.
ONLINE INVESTOR RELATIONS MAXIMIZES SPEED, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESS TO COMPANY
In response to overwhelming data representing the online research and communications habits of small-cap investors, Melkior Resources has turned the primary focus of its investor relations to the web via the AGORACOM system to facilitate faster, better and more accessible communications with both current and prospective shareholders around the world.
Effective immediately, a customized and monitored Melkior Resources IR HUB will be available on AGORACOM at (http://agoracom.com/ir/Melkior). The IR HUB will allow Melkior Resources to communicate with all investors simultaneously, anytime and in near real-time. This HUB will provide Melkior Resources management with the ability to extend communications beyond text via audio messages, video presentations, webcasts and podcasts. In addition to traditional e-mail, investors will also have the ability to receive all communications via RSS feed.
THE “AGORACOM 100”
On January 19th, AGORACOM launched a Canadian TV, web and search engine marketing campaign to drive small-cap investors to the “AGORACOM 100”, an elite and exclusive group of great Canadian small-cap companies in which Melkior Resources will be included. This marketing campaign will target main stream media including daily spots on BNN, CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV, Globe & Mail’s GlobeInvestor.com, Google, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Facebook, AGORACOM and an array of other Tier 1 properties.
LAUNCH OF MELKIOR RESOURCES COMMUNITY
The Melkior Resources IR HUB propels the Company into the forefront of Web 2.0 community building by providing investors with two very important functions. First, a monitored discussion forum for the purposes of constructive and high-quality discussion amongst investors that is free of spam, profanity and misinformation. Second, a social network that provides investors with the ability to create extensive profiles that include photos, bios, video messages to fellow investors, a rating system and other important items to create a closer bond between our shareholders.
TIER-1 EXPOSURE AND AWARENESS
As an exclusive provider of “Small-Cap Centres – Powered by AGORACOM” to Globe Investor, Yahoo Finance Canada, AOL Finance Canada and every Blackberry device on the planet, AGORACOM will provide Tier-1 financial coverage of all newsworthy Melkior Resources press releases for the purposes of attracting new and prospective shareholders.
Melkior Resources President Mr. Jens E. Hansen states, “I believe the time has now come to significantly increase our communications with both existing shareholders and the massive online small-cap community of investors that are searching for their next great investment. I strongly encourage our shareholders to begin taking advantage of our new online IR system, which demonstrates we are a fully accessible organization with a great story to tell.”
For all future Melkior Resources investor relations needs, investors are asked to visit our IR Hub at http://agoracom.com/ir/Melkior where they can post questions and receive answers within the same day, or simply review questions and answers posted by other investors.
The terms of the agreement are as follows: original duration of 12 months which can ne renewed under certain conditions. The monthly cash compensation is $3,000. Melkior Resources grants 225,000 stock options exercisable at $0.30 per share until November 1, 2011, subject to Melkior Resources Stock Option Plan. This agreement has been negotiated entirely at arm’s length and is subject to regulatory approval.
AGORACOM Investor Relations (http://www.AgoracomIR.com) is North America’s largest online investor relations firm for small-cap companies. We have partnered with the world’s biggest internet companies, including Yahoo, Globe Investor, AOL, Google and Blackberry to market our clients to a massive audience of new small-cap investors. We have served over 300 companies since 1997.
AGORACOM Investor Relations has displaced the telephone and e-mail as primary IR communications devices. Our IR HUB delivers two-way investor relations in near real-time that is 24/7/365 accessible to shareholders around the world and goes far beyond text by offering both audio and video communications.
AGORACOM (http://www.Agoracom.com) is North America’s only small-cap community built to serve the needs of serious small-cap and micro-cap investors. No rumours, profanity, stock bashing or hyping. Our traffic ranking is above the top 0.5% of all websites around the world.
Investors are invited to visit the Melkior IR Hub at http://agoracom.com/ir/Melkior where they can post questions and receive answers or review questions and answers already posted by other investors. Alternatively, investors are able to e-mail all questions and correspondence toMKR@agoracom.com where they can also request to be added to the investor e-mail list to receive all future press releases and updates in real time.
Melkior is a junior exploration company with active exploration projects in West Timmins and the Mc Faulds “Ring of Fire” areas of Ontario. Melkior also holds a 49% interest in the Delta Kenty nickel-copper-platinum-palladium deposit in Ungava and has several other gold properties in Ontario and Quebec.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described in Melkior’s periodic reports including the annual report or in the filings made by Melkior from time to time with securities regulatory authorities.