Business Wire, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is a global market leader in providing commercial news distribution services. Thousands of member companies and organizations use Business Wire to transmit their full-text news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, financial professors, investor services, regulatory authorities and the general public. Business Wire originates hundreds of thousands of news announcements each year. These announcements have an impact on capital and commercial markets throughout the world for all industries. Business Wire s proprietary news network and affiliations include more than 60 major news agencies, which allow companies to target news releases to more than 145 countries and in 45 different languages. Business Wire maintains a location in San Francisco.