Business Wire Names Ken Bouton, Vice President, Midwest Region

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Ken Bouton has been named Vice President, Midwest Region, one of the company's fastest growing territories.

His sales and leadership expertise in general will be valuable assets to employees and clients in the important midwestern states. I have every reason to expect that the midwest will flourish under his guidance.

    Bouton, a 10-year Business Wire veteran, will be responsible for overall sales and operations for the Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Minneapolis offices in his new role.

"Ken has a solid track record of service to both the company and to the markets he has served," said Gregg Castano, Business Wire's co-Chief Operating Officer, in making the announcement. "His sales and leadership expertise in general will be valuable assets to employees and clients in the important midwestern states. I have every reason to expect that the midwest will flourish under his guidance."

An alumnus of Indiana University, Bouton will continue to manage the company's Chicago office and many of Business Wire's Fortune 500 clients in the Chicago area. Prior to his appointment as manager of Business Wire, Chicago, Bouton was manager of Business Wire's Dallas bureau for several years.

Before joining BW, he worked for 10 years at Dallas-based Political Research in positions ranging from sales to vice president, and in licensing with Nashville-based BMI. Bouton and his wife, Marcy, live in the Chicago suburbs with their daughters Sophie, 9 and Grace, 7.

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is utilized by thousands of member companies and organizations to transmit their full-text news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, news media, trade publications, institutional and individual investors, financial information services, regulatory authorities, Internet portals, information web sites, business-to-business decision-makers and consumers worldwide. With a news distribution network spanning 150 countries and 45 languages, Business Wire's multi-channel delivery network has access to some 60 international and national news agency networks throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

The Business Wire news network is powered by its patented NX high-speed data platform and supports XML, XHTML and XBRL code to deliver the most sophisticated news file to enhance news release interactivity, customization and search engine optimization. Business Wire has 30 bureaus in cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Tokyo and Sydney with reciprocal offices throughout the world. Business Wire was founded in 1961 by Chairman Lorry I. Lokey, veteran journalist and public relations executive. Cathy Baron Tamraz is president and CEO.

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