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Management Conference Call
Chairman/CEO Craig Pisaris-Henderson, President/COO Phillip Thune and CFO Brenda Agius will participate in a conference call to discuss the results and the outlook for the Company. The call will take place on November 1, 2004 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and will be simulcast on the Internet at: http://www.vcall.com/CEPage.asp?ID=89557
A replay of the conference call will be available at the same URL, and on the Company’s website at http://www.findwhat.com/content/about/news/webcast.asp, for 90 days after the call.
About FindWhat.com ®
FindWhat.com creates and offers proprietary performance-based marketing and commerce enabling services that help businesses of all sizes throughout the business cycle in reaching prospects, converting prospects to customers and then retaining those customers. Its marketing division creates online marketplaces where buyers are introduced to sellers at exactly the right moment, when they are searching for products and services on the Internet; this introduction is based on a bid-for-position, pay-per-click or Pay Per Call (US only), keyword-targeted advertising service. FindWhat.com offers this service directly to advertisers through the FindWhat.com Network™ in the U.S., the Espotting Network in Europe and offers a private label version of this service to large companies and portals worldwide, including Lycos and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. FindWhat.com also operates a merchant services division which includes Miva®, a leading online platform of software and services for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With its easy-to-use, highly customizable and integrated browser-based point and click business creation software and a vast partner network, Miva is focused on helping to create and enhance online business and marketing services for SMEs. Additionally, FindWhat.com has a primary traffic division, currently offered through Comet Systems, a leading provider of connected desktop consumer software. More information about FindWhat.com is available on the Company’s website at http://www.FindWhat.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Words or expressions such as “plan,” “intend,” “believe” or “expect,” or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. Key risks are described in FindWhat.com’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2003 and the most recently filed quarterly report on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements herein include, without limitation, statements addressing future financial and operating results; statements regarding growth strategies; statements relating to the expected financial performance of recent initiatives; statements regarding the use of non-financial metrics, and statements regarding the transformation of our business. In addition, past performance cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance.
The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: potential that the information and estimates used to predict anticipated revenues and expenses were not accurate; potential that we fail to maintain an effective system of internal controls that could cause us to be unable to accurately report our financial results or prevent fraud; potential that demand for our services will not continue to increase; the risk that we will not be able to continue to enter into new online marketing relationships to drive qualified traffic to our advertisers; risks associated with our ability to compete with competitors and increased competition for distribution partners; political and global economic risks attendant to our business; other economic, business and competitive factors generally affecting our business; the risk that operation of our business model infringes upon intellectual property rights held by others; our reliance on distribution partners for revenue generating traffic; risks associated with our expanding international presence; difficulties executing integration strategies or achieving planned synergies with acquired businesses and private label initiatives; the risk that we will not be able to effectively manage our growth; the risk that new technologies could emerge which could limit the effectiveness of our products and services; risks associated with the operation of our technical systems, including system interruptions, security breaches and damage; risks associated with Internet security, including security breaches which, if they were to occur, could damage our reputation and expose us to loss or litigation; risks relating to regulatory and legal uncertainties, both domestically and internationally.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes discussion of additional financial measures “EBITDA”, “Adjusted Net Income”, “Adjusted EPS”, “Adjusted Pre-tax Income” and “Adjusted Pre-tax Income per diluted share (or Adjusted Pre-tax EPS).” These measures are defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the Securities and Exchange Commission and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. FindWhat.com provides reconciliations of these three financial measures to net income and net income per share in its press releases regarding actual financial results. A reconciliation of these five financial measures to net income and net income per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2004 included in this press release is set forth below.
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