Standard & Poor’s to Provide Multiple Data Feeds to Asset Control

New York, NY - 20 November 2007

Standard & Poor’s, a leading provider of financial market intelligence, announced that its industry-leading credit ratings, security identifiers, cross-referenced data, securities evaluations information and institutional data are now available through AC Plus, the flagship product of Asset Control™, a leading provider of data management solutions for financial services.

Standard & Poor’s has added Security to Entity CrossWalk™ (an alliance between Standard & Poor’s, D&B and Telekurs Financial) and CUSIP Master File data feeds to its existing set of data feeds available through AC Plus. The addition of those two feeds expands Asset Control’s data coverage of the U.S. markets, enabling AC Plus’s clients to enrich their existing data package with high-quality credit, CUSIP and hierarchy information.

“Standard & Poor’s is committed to expanding the availability of our industry-leading financial market intelligence by partnering with market participants, and this new agreement with Asset Control is a prime example of that commitment,” said Vlad Stadnyk, executive managing director of Standard & Poor’s Data & Information Services. “We provide more transparency for the financial markets by delivering a variety of data to investment and financial research professionals.”

In addition to Security to Entity CrossWalk and CUSIP Master File, Asset Control will add the following Standard & Poor’s data feeds:
- Standard & Poor’s ISIDPlus Master Service (global identifier cross-reference service, a joint venture with Telekurs Financial)
- Standard & Poor’s Securities Data Manager (real-time fixed income descriptive data)
- Associated Obligor Service (links entities responsible for paying/guaranteeing debt to financial securities)

"Augmenting our already substantial support for Standard & Poor’s data and expanding upon our off-the-shelf connectivity to additional Standard & Poor’s product offerings gives our clients more robust and flexible capabilities that translate into reduced error rates, quicker implementations and lower ongoing support costs for our clients,” said Phil Lynch, Asset Control’s president and chief executive officer. “This expansion demonstrates the ease in which AC Plus integrates with internal environments as well as third-party applications in order to help our clients leverage prior investments.”

Standard & Poor’s already provides the following data, some of which have several subscription and delivery options, through AC Plus:
- RatingsXpress (global credit ratings, research and risk analysis)
- GICS Direct (Global Industry Classification Standard).

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