DOW JONES NEWSWIRES ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH PROQUOTE

London (10 May 2004) – Dow Jones Newswires today announced that Proquote, a Web-based trading and market data system from the London Stock Exchange, will carry the Dow Jones UK Markets Report from 4 May 2004.

The Dow Jones UK Markets Report, which provides corporate news and real-time coverage of economic and business news likely to affect the UK financial market, will be available to Proquote’s 1,700 subscribers in trading rooms across the UK and Europe. Proquote users will be able to select the UK Markets Report as their main news service.

“Proquote is offering the trading industry a cost-effective, reliable and powerful Web-based trading system and we’re delighted that our news will be available as a resource to its users,” said Michael Bergmeijer, vice president, international sales and marketing, Dow Jones Newswires. “Recently voted the ‘Best Rated (newswire) Service’ by representatives of 15,000 U.K. dealing-room professionals for the second year running in an independent survey, Dow Jones Newswires and its content can offer Proquote users a premium tool for making investment decisions.”

Karen Young, head of business development, information services at the London Stock Exchange, said, “Proquote has significantly enhanced its trading and analytical functionality over the past 12 months. The addition of Dow Jones UK Markets Report adds even more value to our product, which is already leading the way in the rapidly growing market for low-cost, but highly functional market data vendors.”

The Dow Jones UK Markets Report also includes:

Corporate News - comprehensive coverage of UK listed companies.
DJ Market Talk – rolling commentary on the stories behind market movements as well as broker recommendations.
The Skeptic - a more in-depth look at companies in the news.
Technical analysis
Real-time news and analysis of economic indicators
BOE Watch - coverage of potential changes in monetary policy from the Bank of England.

For further information, please contact:

Melanie Spencer, Dow Jones & Company, tel + 44 (0) 20 7842 9685

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