SCOTTISH WIDOWS INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP SELECTS REUTERS FOR HISTORICAL COMPANY INFORMATION

London - Reuters, (LSE: RTR), the global information group, announced today that Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), the research led asset management house, has selected Reuters to deliver fundamental company information to its portfolio managers and analysts.

Reuters Fundamentals (formerly Multex Fundamentals) will be incorporated into SWIP's in house research solution, which was built and is hosted by Reuters Research (formerly Multex). This solution brings together SWIP internal research, sell side research and Reuters Fundamentals and Reuters Estimates.

With the addition of Reuters Fundamentals, SWIP portfolio managers and analysts will have access to accurate, timely and comprehensive company information on more than 32,000 companies worldwide including:
- As Reported and Standardized financials
- Restated and Originally Reported financials
- Business and Geographic segment data
- Financial Ratios

Graham Wood, Chief Investment Officer Equities, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership said, "We selected Reuters Fundamentals because high quality financial data is critical to our research process and investment philosophy. Reuters' 'as reported' data and global coverage were critical factors in our decision."

Mukul Gulati, VP Content Products, Reuters Research said, "SWIP is a very important partner for us and we are pleased that they have selected us as the provider of fundamentals information. This announcement validates our commitment to meeting the needs of global customers by providing comprehensive, high quality and unique content".

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