Standard & Poor’s CreditWeek content now available online through ECNext

New York - 9 January 2007

Leading Standard & Poor’s credit market publication accessible on the Web

Standard & Poor’s, the leading provider of financial market intelligence, today announced the online availability through ECNext of Standard & Poor’s CreditWeek magazine, which has provided financial professionals with objective insight and extensive analysis in the global credit markets for 25 years. ECNext is a leading information provider that markets and sells premium business content on the Web.

CreditWeek, “the Global Authority on Credit Quality,” delivers the independent credit expertise and analytical rigor of Standard & Poor's worldwide teams of analysts. On a weekly basis it offers in-depth industry and company analyses, incisive economic viewpoints, quick-hitting Credit Spotlight articles, data-intensive Ratings Trends charts and tables, and sovereign ratings sections. Topically focused Special Reports explore a wide range of globally significant issues, recently “Terrorism, the Economy, and Security,” “The Current State of Corporate Governance,” and “Islamic Finance Comes of Age.”

Now for the first time, online access for both CreditWeek and Standard & Poor’s Special Reports is available through ECNext in PDF format. Users can also elect to purchase a hard-copy subscription to the magazine.

“With access through ECNext’s e-publishing platform, we are offering a wider range of options to busy investment professionals who increasingly rely on the Internet for their information,” said Charles Warburton, Director, Product Management of Standard & Poor’s. “ECNext’s Web-based platform and search capabilities give users the convenience of easy, on-demand access to Standard & Poor’s Credit Research content to support their credit market analysis and investment decision-making.”

Since 1996, ECNext has worked with information providers that create and publish business news, reference data, market research, and other valuable content. ECNext’s technology-driven marketing programs allow publishers to sell relevant content to users over the Internet. ECNext is the only company that combines the power of search-engine optimization with immediate paid information access, giving users enhanced discoverability of the content they need, when they need it.

“Our goal is to consistently provide the best information in the most accessible formats while providing a sustainable, open Web channel for our publishing partners,” said ECNext President Pamela Springer.

“ECNext is beneficial to our valued customers without compromising the high-quality S&P credit market content that is utilized and trusted globally.”

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