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Wachovia Launches Podcasting Technology On


Wachovia Corporation (NYSE: WB) today announced the release of its first podcast on Using cutting-edge audio technology, Wachovia customers, prospects and visitors to the site can now access and subscribe to a weekly economic podcast at no charge.

Wachovia’s pilot podcast – “The Week Ahead” – provides listeners with in-depth commentary on a variety of current economic events and their potential impact both domestically and internationally.

“Our pilot podcast marks a significant step in the evolution of Wachovia’s delivery of relevant financial content to our customers,” said Juan Silvera, eCommerce director of emerging trends. “We believe this method of communicating will quickly become an essential tool for providing easy access and meaningful information to customers.”

Wachovia’s pilot podcast is located on the Corporate & Institutional page on; follow the Economic Commentary link under Research & Publications (,,1466,00.html). Listeners have the option to subscribe to the podcast using an RSS reader, stream the audio feed on their computers or download the file for future playback.

While “The Week Ahead” represents the company’s first podcast, the infrastructure and technology developed to facilitate its release pave the way for many more opportunities for Wachovia to deliver relevant, up-to-date information to customers.

“Several other Wachovia business units are exploring the use of podcasts, and we will continue to partner closely on how to best leverage this new method of content delivery,” said Silvera.

About Wachovia
Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB) is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services companies, with assets of $719.9 billion and market capitalization of $97.5 billion at June 30, 2007. Wachovia provides a broad range of retail banking and brokerage, asset and wealth management, and corporate and investment banking products and services to 13 million household and business customers. Wachovia has 3,400 retail financial centers in 21 states from Connecticut to Florida and west to Texas and California, and nationwide retail brokerage, mortgage lending and auto finance businesses. Globally, clients are served in selected corporate and institutional sectors and through more than 40 international offices. Our retail brokerage operations under the Wachovia Securities brand name manage more than $795 billion in client assets through approximately 10,800 registered representatives in 774 offices in 48 states and through service affiliate offices in Latin America. Online banking is available at; online brokerage products and services at; and investment products and services at

In May 2007, Wachovia announced an agreement to acquire A.G. Edwards, Inc., a financial services holding company whose primary subsidiary is the national investment firm of A.G. Edward & Sons, Inc. A.G. Edwards and its affiliates employ 6,623 financial consultants in 741 offices nationwide and two European locations in London and Geneva. This proposed acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2007, pending the approval of A.G. Edwards shareholders and applicable regulatory approvals.


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