Alacra, Inc. and Standard & Poor’s Expand Partnership

New York - 16 November 2006

Standard & Poor’s Credit Research Now Available in the Alacra Store

Alacra, Inc., a leading provider of online business information solutions, announced today the addition of the Standard &Poor’s Credit Research database to the Alacra Store. The Alacra Store is an e-commerce website offering business professionals pay-per-view access to reports from over 1,000 premier business information publications. Standard & Poor’s is the leading
provider of financial market intelligence. The addition of content to the Alacra Store offers all professionals online access to Standard & Poor’s comprehensive credit research.

“We are excited that S&P has chosen to make its indispensable credit market insight available online via the Alacra Store,” said Alacra CEO Steven Goldstein. “In one place, users now can purchase reports providing comprehensive coverage of an issuer’s credit-worthiness.”

Standard & Poor’s Credit Research in the Alacra Store provides access to detailed reports and articles from Standard & Poor’s network of global credit analysts to support credit information needs. With Credit Research, users have access to ratings, news, analysis and other special reports, covering a wide range of industries, sectors and instruments, including:

- Global Issuers – Corporations, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, International Public Finance, Utilities and Sovereigns
- Structured Finance – Asset-Backed, Commercial Mortage-Backed and Residential Mortgage-
Backed Securities, Collateralized Debt Obligations and Real Estate Companies
- Public Finance -- Appropriation, Health Care, Higher Education, Housing, Public Finance Structured, Tax Secured, Transportation and Utilities

“Standard & Poor’s credit research is now readily accessible to a broader customer base given Alacra’s global distribution network and cost-effective delivery model,” says Charles Warburton, Standard & Poor’s Director, Product Management. “Now investment professionals can incorporate Standard & Poor’s ratings content on an as-needed basis, pulling specific reports of interest to support their investment decision-making.”

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