VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2004--Meridian Co., Ltd. ("Meridian" or the "Company") (NASD OTC-BB: MRDAF) a leading supplier of integrative medical devices, is pleased to announce today that the Editorial Board of Standard and Poor's ("S&P") approved Meridian for a complete corporate listing and description in the Standard and Poor's Corporation Records.
Additionally, Meridian will have its corporate description published in Standard and Poor's Daily News Section. S&P also will initiate financial coverage of Meridian as part of the S&P Market Access Program, including coverage of Meridian on the S&P Internet site, www.advisorinsight.com, the S&P Marketscope and the electronic version of the S&P Stock Guide database. Additionally, S&P's coverage of Meridian will appear on the highly trafficked OTC Bulletin Board Internet site, www.otcbb.com.
Standard & Poor's Corporation Records is a recognized securities manual for the "Blue Sky" Standard Manual Exemption for secondary trading in more than 35 states, Meridian currently qualifies for this Exemption in 47 states. Meridian's listing in Standard & Poor's Corporation Records should assist the brokerage and investment communities in making a market for Meridian's stock. It is recommended that brokers check with their compliance officers or legal counsel for applicable "Blue Sky" laws and regulations pertaining to them.
Meridian is an established leader in the research, development, manufacturing and sales of integrative medical devices successfully marketed to a wide variety of health care practitioners worldwide. The products have FDA and other recognized regulatory approvals as well as 18 registered patents on its technology. The Company is committed to ongoing clinical research for the globalization and advancement of integrative medical products that contribute to the better health of humanity.
This release contains "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21B of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward looking statements." Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated.
Meridian Co., Ltd. Craig Auringer, 604-647-0044 or Toll Free: 1-866-802-1222 Website: www.meridianmedical.ca