JUPITERMEDIA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF THINKSTOCK AND THINKSTOCK FOOTAGE FOR ITS JUPITERIMAGES DIVISION
(New York, NY - July 29, 2004) -- Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Thinkstock (www.thinkstock.com) and Thinkstock Footage (www.thinkstockfootage.com) for $4.0 million in cash, the assumption of certain limited liabilities and 50,000 restricted shares of Jupitermedia common stock. Thinkstock has been in the stock imagery and stock footage business since 1999 and is based in Charlotte, NC.
"The addition of Thinkstock furthers Jupitermedia's position as one of the largest organizations worldwide in the business of selling stock images and Thinkstock Footage enables us to enter the rapidly growing business of selling video footage online," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Jupitermedia Corporation. "The acquisition adds over 25,000 wholly-owned digitized stock images and over 4,000 wholly-owned stock video clips to our image library. We are pleased that Ron Chapple, renowned photographer and founder of Thinkstock, will continue to provide world-class imagery for Thinkstock and JupiterImages. We anticipate significant marketing and business synergies between Thinkstock and our JupiterImages division as well as our other Jupitermedia properties. We expect that this acquisition will immediately be accretive to our earnings," added Meckler.
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headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information, images, research and events for information technology, business and creative professionals. JupiterWeb, the online division of Jupitermedia, operates four distinct online networks: internet.com and EarthWeb.com for IT and business professionals; DevX.com for developers; and ClickZ.com for interactive marketers. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by over 20 million users and generate over 300 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes: JupiterImages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 3.5 million images online serving creative professionals with products like Comstock Images, Thinkstock Images, Photos.com and ClipArt.com; JupiterResearch, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 14 vertical markets; and JupiterEvents, which produces offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics, including Search Engine Strategies and Wi-Fi Planet.
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