EVANSTON, Ill. (May 9, 2013) – Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., today announced it has acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce (www.iAnnounce.co.uk), the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements. 

The combined company will have partnerships with more than 1,300 newspapers around the globe, from Legacy.com’s base in North America to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Web Announcements’ iAnnounce platform for online obituaries in Europe will continue to be available, with iAnnounce newspaper partners soon enjoying access to additional features and functions currently available through Legacy.com.

Stopher Bartol, CEO of Legacy.com, said, “We’ve been impressed for some time with the company that Web Announcements Ltd has built. We are thrilled to be working with them and to welcome their affiliates into the Legacy.com network. Customers of both Legacy.com and iAnnounce will be the winners from this merger. ”

Alex Stitt, CEO of Web Announcements Ltd., said, “iAnnounce newspaper partners across Europe will enjoy access to new opportunities to serve readers and create value. Legacy.com brings over a decade of innovation in the online obituary category to what will be a truly exceptional combined company. My team is thrilled to join the team at Legacy.com.”

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