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11/19/09
UTEK Corporation's Strategos and The wRatings Corporation Launch the SW Innovation Index Inaugural Study
Identifying the Most Innovative Consumer Electronics Companies
Ranks Apple at Number 10, behind Leaders LG and Nintendo

TAMPA, Fla., Nov 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- UTEK Corporation (NYSE Amex: UTK), a leading IP licensing and innovation services company, and The wRatings Corporation, an independent stock research firm, announced today the results of their inaugural SW Innovation Index for the consumer electronics industry. The study was conducted in a collaborative effort between The wRatings Corporation and Strategos, the strategic innovation consulting division of UTEK. Major highlights from the innovation capabilities study include LG and Nintendo ranking #1 and #2, respectively, and Apple rounding out the top 10.

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09/09/09
Most Competitive Travel & Transport Companies in 2009

HERNDON, VA – September 9, 2009 – The wRatings Corporation, creators of the only standard customer rating system that measures stock performance, announced today the results of its annual rankings for the Most Competitive Travel & Transport companies. The study was written in collaboration with Capgemini, a leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services.

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08/20/09
Alternative Research from wRatings Now Available on the Capital IQ Platform
HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The wRatings Corporation announced today that their alternative research is available on Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor’s business and the leader in web-based professional financial information services. Created by Harvard Business Review author and persuasion expert Gary A. Williams, wRatings data is the only structure-based metrics that analyzes the customer performance of stocks. Through consumer and business panels, the patented system continually monitors how well companies meet customer expectations across 17 needs. Customer scores are blended with financial strength calculations, and each company rating is ranked relative to the other 1,200+ stocks in the wRatings coverage.

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06/25/09
wRatings and UTEK Corporation’s Strategos Identify Most Competitive Health Care Companies
Annual Study Shows Changing Competitive Landscape: Over 70% of the Top 20 Companies are New in 2009

Tampa, FL – (BusinessWire) – June 25, 2009 – UTEK Corporation (NYSE-AMEX: UTK) (LSE-AIM: UTK), a leading innovation services company, and The wRatings Corporation, an independent stock research firm, announced today the results of their annual Most Competitive Companies in Health Care Study. The study was conducted in a collaborative effort between The wRatings Corporation and Strategos, a strategic innovation consulting division of UTEK. Major highlights from the study include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) moving from #3 to #1 in 2009, followed by Alcon (ACL) and Eli Lilly (LLY). The largest jump was Cardinal Health (CAH), rising from #83 to #12.

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05/06/09
wRatings Ranks 2009 Most Competitive Media & Telecom Companies

Annual Study Shows Blurring of Industry Lines: Google Repeats as #1 Media firm and Embarq Ranks Highest for Telecom Providers

HERNDON, VA – (BusinessWire) – May 6, 2009 – The wRatings Corporation, an independent stock research firm, announced today the results of their annual Most Competitive Media & Telecom Study,which was sponsored by Capgemini. In the report, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) repeats as the #1 Media company in 2009 with a W Score™ of 91.8. Embarq (NYSE:EQ), a regional telecom provider that plans to merge with CenturyTel, is the #1 telecom provider with a W Score of 82.3. A W Score of 100 means the business built the highest customer and economic advantages when compared to the 1200+ companies in the wRatings national coverage.
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04/08/09
Tough Economy Redefines Competitive Landscape with Over 50% Turnover of the Top 20 Most Competitive Companies for Retail and Consumer Goods in 2009

Latest data is according to wRatings Annual Study Sponsored by Fortna

HERNDON, VA – (BusinessWire) – April 8, 2009 – The wRatings Corporation, an independent stock research firm, announced today the results of the annual Most Competitive Retail & Consumer Goods Study, which was sponsored by Fortna Inc., a leader in designing, implementing and supporting complete supply chain solutions. In the report, Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) rises to the #1 consumer goods company in 2009 with a W Score™ of 92.6. Coach (NYSE: COH), a premium-based retailer adapting to the new cost-conscious consumer, is the #1 retailer with a W Score of 92.7. A W Score of 100 means the business built the highest consumer and economic advantages when compared to the 1200+ companies in the wRatings national coverage.
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