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1.What does Global Sources do?
2.How long has Global Sources been in business?
3.Where is Global Sources headquartered?
4.How many team members does Global Sources have?
5.When did Global Sources go public and where is it traded?
6.Why did Global Sources list through a reverse merger with Fairchild Corp?
7.Does Global Sources issue dividends?
8.Does Global Sources have a direct stock purchase plan?
9.How do I purchase stock in Global Sources?
10.How many shares are outstanding?
11.What was the purpose of the shelf filing?
12.Has Global Sources utilized the shelf filing?
13.What is Global Sources' fiscal year?
14.Who are Global Sources' principle independent accountants?
15.How can I contact Global Sources?
16.How can I get an investor kit?
17.Who is on the board of directors?
1.What does Global Sources do?
 Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), print and digital magazines, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

2.How long has Global Sources been in business?
 40 years.

3.Where is Global Sources headquartered?
 Domiciled in Bermuda, Global Sources' global headquarter is in Hong Kong. To support its large operation in Mainland China, Global Sources' China headquarter is in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.

4.How many team members does Global Sources have?
 We have 2,600 team members as of June 2015.

5.When did Global Sources go public and where is it traded?
 Global Sources became public on the Nasdaq National Market on April 14, 2000, under its ticker symbol GSOL.

6.Why did Global Sources list through a reverse merger with Fairchild Corp?
 In March 2000, Global Sources exchanged 100 percent of its shares for a 95 percent stake in Fairchild (Bermuda) Ltd. Through this deal, Global Sources sought a public listing in order to provide an additional source of funds to expand its Internet business. If Global Sources had proceeded with the traditional Initial Public Offering, it would have taken much longer to go public.

7.Does Global Sources issue dividends?
 Global Sources do not issue dividends at this time.

8.Does Global Sources have a direct stock purchase plan?
 The company offers a stock award plan to its team members, but at this time does not offer a direct stock purchase plan.

9.How do I purchase stock in Global Sources?
 GSOL’s common stock can be purchased through any registered broker.

10.How many shares are outstanding?
 Shares issued as at June 30, 2015 53,233,818
Shares outstanding as at June 30, 2015 30,237,818

11.What was the purpose of the shelf filing?
 In April 2004, Global Sources filed a $300 million shelf registration to enable it to conveniently raise funds. The primary purpose was to give management greater flexibility for various situations that may arise including new business initiatives and merger and/or acquisition opportunities. The company renewed the shelf registration in 2008 and 2011 by way of Form F-3 filings.

12.Has Global Sources utilized the shelf filing?
 In March 2005 the company completed a registered direct offering of 3,000,000 common shares. The common shares were sold to investors at a purchase price of US$13.50 per share resulting in aggregate gross proceeds to the company of approximately US$40.5 million. WR Hambrecht + Co served as the placement agent for the offering. To date, the company has not utilized the shelf registration other than this registered direct offering.

13.What is Global Sources' fiscal year?
 The fiscal year ends December 31.

14.Who are Global Sources' principle independent accountants?
 PricewaterhouseCoopers

15.How can I contact Global Sources?
 Investor contact

In the US:
Cathy Mattison
LHA
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1310
San Francisco, CA USA
Tel: (415) 433-3777
Fax: (415) 433-5577
E-mail: investor@globalsources.com


Outside of the US:
Connie Lai
Global Sources
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2555-4747
Fax:(852) 2870-0955
Email: investor@globalsources.com



Media contact

In the US:
Brendon Ouimette
Global Sources
Tel: (480) 664-8309
Fax: (480) 664-8790
E-mail: bouimette@globalsources.com

Outside of the US:
Camellia So
Global Sources
Tel: (852) 2555-5021
Fax: (852) 2518-8764
E-mail: cso@globalsources.com

Stock Transfer Agent

Daniel Spengel
Relationship Manager
Computershare Investor Services, LLC
655 Montgomery Street, Suite 830
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 677-5008
www.computershare.com

16.How can I get an investor kit?
 For immediate access to printer friendly versions of the latest information, please see the Investor Kit on the Investor Overview page.

If you would like information to be mailed to you, please use the following contacts.

In the US, please forward requests to:
LHA
Cathy Mattison
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 1310
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: 415-433-3777
E-mail: cmattison@lhai.com

Outside of the US, please forward requests to:
Connie Lai
Global Sources
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2555-4747
Fax: (852) 2870-0955
E-mail: investor@globalsources.com

You can also use the Information Request form on this website to request an Investor Relations kit.

17.Who is on the board of directors?
 Our board of directors currently consists of seven members:

Merle Hinrich: Executive Chairman
Sarah Benecke
Eddie Heng
Roderick Chalmers
David Jones
James Watkins
Peter Yam

For more information, please see the Management Team section on this website.

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