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Monday 03 March, 2008

Computershare Ltd.

Computershare's IML Grows With Acquisition of M...

CANTON, Massachusetts, March 3 /PRNewswire/ --

- IML Enhances Audience Response System Offering and Technology in the US

    Computershare Ltd. (ASX: CPU) announced today its continued international
expansion of IML, a Computershare company, with the acquisition of Machine
Dreams Inc.'s business. Under terms of the deal, Computershare will acquire
the majority of the assets of Machine Dreams, an audience response specialist
and IML distributor. IML is a leading supplier of audience response systems,
which bring sophisticated interactive communications and data capture to
events and meetings.

    Machine Dreams -- based in Minneapolis and New York -- specializes in
cutting-edge audio-visual and event-related multimedia technology. The
Machine Dreams business is the most recent expansion for IML, following the
acquisitions over the last three months of two other leading providers of
audience response services -- Ezicomms in Australia and Four Points in

    "In addition to its team of product experts on the ground in the US,
Machine Dreams has impressive R&D resources that will enhance the solutions
offering for IML's clients worldwide," said Richard Taylor, CEO, IML. "This
acquisition expands IML's client base and the market opportunity for our
award-winning Communicator keypad."

    IML's Communicator keypad is an easy to use, wireless keypad system that
ensures audiences remain involved and actively participate throughout
conferences and events. Proven secure, accurate and reliable, the
Communicator system instantly polls audience responses, delivering rapid
results that can be displayed live to an audience immediately. Additionally,
the Communicator enables an audience to send text messages and vote during
interactive PowerPoint(R) presentations. The keypads even include a built-in
microphone for more convenient Q&A sessions.

About IML

    IML is the UK's leading supplier of audience response systems. Their
award-winning, interactive keypads and software are recognised globally as
the most advanced and sophisticated audience participation and voting
technology available. IML's services are used worldwide by big name clients
who rely on their systems to gather accurate and invaluable feedback data in
seconds. IML has delivered more than 10,000 successful interactive events
globally since being launched in 1991. For more information about IML, visit

About Computershare

    Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global leader in transfer agency, employee
equity plans, proxy solicitation and other specialized financial and
communication services. Many of the world's largest companies employ our
innovative solutions to maximize the value of their relationships with
investors, employees, customers and members. Computershare has approximately
10,000 employees across the world and serves 14,000 corporations and
100 million shareholders and employee accounts in 17 countries across
five continents. For more information about Computershare, visit


    Juli Bark
    EVP, Marketing
    Tel: +1-312-588-4249
    [email protected]

    Jeff Stein
    Media Relations, Marketing
    Tel: +1-212-805-7271
    [email protected]

    Simon Bryan
    Operations Manager, IML North America
    Tel. +1-781-575-4074
    [email protected]

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