|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 uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.
The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 1 million active buyers – including the world's top 25 retailers – to source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.
The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on over 5.7 million products and more than 262,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly print and 18 digital magazines, over 90 sourcing research reports and 73 specialized trade shows a year across nine cities.
Verified suppliers receive more than 127 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online (http://www.globalsources.com) alone.
Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 40 years. Global Sources' network covers about 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,700 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 2.8 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.
|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 2,900 team members as of April 2014.|
|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 March 31, 2014 : 52,753,299|
Shares outstanding as at March 31, 2014 : 34,757,299
|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?|
|15.||Does Global Sources have analyst coverage?|
| ||Adam Krejcik - Roth Capital Partners 949-720-7187 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Emma Zhao - Roth Capital Partners 86-21-6141-5757 ext.7023 email@example.com
|16.||How can I contact Global Sources? |
| ||Investor contact|
In the US:
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1310
San Francisco, CA USA
Tel: (415) 433-3777
Fax: (415) 433-5577
Outside of the US:
Tel: (852) 2555-4747
In the US:
Tel: (480) 664-8309
Fax: (480) 664-8790
Outside of the US:
Tel: (852) 2555-5021
Fax: (852) 2518-8764
Stock Transfer Agent
Computershare Investor Services, LLC
655 Montgomery Street, Suite 830
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 677-5008
|17.||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:
44 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Outside of the US, please forward requests to:
Tel: (852) 2555-4747
Fax: (852) 2870-0955
You can also use the Information Request form on this website to request an Investor Relations kit.
|18.||Who is on the board of directors?|
| ||Our board of directors currently consists of seven members:|
Merle Hinrich: Executive Chairman
For more information, please see the Management Team section on this website.