Standard & Poor’s Expands Distribution of Data Feeds to Securities and Management Industry

London - 4 March 2008

Standard & Poor’s, a leading provider of financial market intelligence, announced the availability of its CUSIP Master File database through GoldenSource, an enterprise data management solutions company. Under this arrangement, users can access CUSIP and other Standard & Poor’s data through GoldenSource in a format that will enable them to manage their risk exposure more effectively by identifying issues and issuers from a variety of sources.

The CUSIP Master File database, a service of the CUSIP Service Bureau, includes CUSIP identifiers for corporate, municipal and government issues with intra-day, daily or weekly updates. Examples of instruments covered are corporate equity (which include common, preferreds, warrants, ADRs, funds, UITs), corporate debt (which include debentures, notes, convertibles, CDs, medium-term notes), and Municipal and U.S. Government debt offerings.

“Standard & Poor’s strives to improve transparency in the markets by making its industry leading data widely available,” said James Taylor, managing director of Standard & Poor’s Securities Classifications. “The CUSIP Master File database is valuable to GoldenSource users who want to identify issues and issuers and thereby manage their risk more effectively.”

GoldenSource already provides connections to several data feeds from Standard & Poor’s, including:
- Standard & Poor’s ISIDPlus Master Service (global identifier cross-reference service, a joint venture with Telekurs Financial)
- Security to Entity CrossWalk™ (an alliance between Standard & Poor’s, D&B and Telekurs Financial)
- RatingsXpress (customizable digital feed of real-time Standard & Poor’s credit ratings and research information on global issuers, structured finance and U.S. public finance markets

“With the addition of S&P’s CUSIP Master File connection to its product line, GoldenSource continues to offer its clients leading industry data sources through preconfigured interfaces,” said Tom Stock, GoldenSource Senior Vice President, Product Management. “Clients using GoldenSource connections will shorten implementation timeframes, reduce project risk and lower overall cost of ownership.”

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