Standard & Poor’s welcomes new marketing professional to its Data & Information Services business

London - 20 March 2007

Standard & Poor’s, the leading global provider of independent research, ratings, indices and reference data solutions, today announced the appointment of Elisabeth Nygren as Associate Director of Marketing, Europe. Elisabeth will have responsibility for S&P’s Data & Information Services business in Europe, including its Securities Evaluations team, which delivers independent multi-asset class evaluations to firms across Europe, its Securities Classifications team, which provides institutions with sophisticated reference data management tools and its Securities Information team.

Reporting to James Price, Director of Market Development, Elisabeth will oversee all aspects of marketing for Data & Information Services in Europe, including PR, conferences, advertising and direct marketing. Her key responsibility will be to promote the business’s market and client successes and to support S&P’s corporate objectives throughout the European media.

Elisabeth joins S&P from The Mergermarket Group, the mergers and acquisitions news and intelligence service, where she acted as Global Head of Communications and worked with senior management to develop and execute communications strategies. Elisabeth holds a major in Business Administration, Marketing and Finance from Lund University, Sweden, and a BSc from the London School of Economics.

James Price welcomed Elisabeth’s appointment, commenting: “Elisabeth has extensive knowledge of the financial data and information markets and an impressive track record of delivering first-rate communications strategies. We are very pleased that she has decided to join S&P and we look forward to working with her to consolidate S&P’s position as the world’s leading financial market intelligence provider.”

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