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Extends Coverage to Additional Event Types and Enables Access through Web Service API

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of global reference data, today announced expanded coverage and new enhancements to its global Corporate Actions Service.

The service now provides global coverage of exchange listings, delistings, IPOs, identifier changes and shares outstanding. In addition, the service is now available via a Web Services application programmable interface (API) which can help financial institutions to obtain on-demand access to global corporate actions data and streamline integration of this data.

”As corporate actions grow in complexity, their ability to create risk is magnified, and this can cause challenges across the client enterprise -- from order management and pre-trade compliance all the way to settlement and clearing,” said Robin Simpson, managing director, Reference Data for Interactive Data. “Our Corporate Actions Service provides timely corporate actions data to financial institutions when they need it and in the appropriate format to assist with trading operations and investment strategies, as well as effective management of risk. Our new Web Services API now enables financial institutions to readily obtain global corporate actions data on demand.”

Interactive Data’s Corporate Actions Service provides comprehensive global coverage, with in-depth data for over 70 corporate action event types covering approximately 90,000 companies operating in more than 100 countries. This corporate actions data can be delivered at the start of the day and on an intra-day basis in standardized XML and ISO 15022 format, which can help to streamline integration into financial systems and applications.

Interactive Data offers flexible delivery options through the API and via a broad range of software and technology platforms, including corporate actions processing systems, trust and accounting providers and enterprise data management (EDM) suppliers.

Interactive Data has decades of experience in gathering, updating, validating and delivering corporate actions data, covering multiple markets and instrument types. The Company’s global Corporate Actions Service is part of its award-winning* global reference data offerings, which span more than 10 million financial instruments.

* Interactive Data was named ‘Best Reference Data Provider’ in 2011 for the second consecutive year by Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data.

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