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LexisNexis Alliance with Wisers Provides Customers Critical Intelligence about Asia-Pacific Markets

Wisers content integration means unrivalled scope of native Chinese news to guide business decision-making

March 23, 2012 — NEW YORK– LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Wisers Information Limited, the world’s leading Chinese news information service provider, to offer exclusive access to native - Chinese and English - language news content. As a result of this exclusive agreement, existing and new clients will be able to gain immediate access to the world’s largest news and business insights database covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, helping drive effective, real-time business decision-making.

“Clients operating in the global economy demand and expect access to a comprehensive database of reliable Chinese native language content in real-time,” said Tom Ogburn, vice president and general manager of news and business solutions at LexisNexis. “This exclusive alliance between LexisNexis and Wisers, two leading content and technology providers, offers our customers unparalleled and easy access to relevant and timely news and information they can’t find anywhere else.”

Wisers’ unique technologies convert broad range of simplified and traditional Chinese content into one single flexible database. This enables Lexis.com and Nexis.com clients to conduct bilingual search with speed and efficiency, without having to leave their preferred LexisNexis solution. Other customer benefits include:

Access to more global content: Wisers offers the largest collection of native language news and company content from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, including,

  • Archive database of more than 250 million articles since 1998 and growing at more than 300,000 additional new articles daily;
  • News and information from more than 2,500 key content sources, including newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, etc.

Bilingual search: Users can search in Chinese or English using the world’s largest bilingual search engine dictionary, enabling faster and more cost effective searches.

Simplified search: Using Wisers’ unique technologies, users can:

  • Search by phrases, taking into account the semantics and context vital to effective searching in Chinese;
  • Customize their search to determine how information is tracked, manipulated and presented.

Wisers’ database is continually updated with content from leading publications, specialist business and consumer titles, trade journals, Websites, and other top-tier content publishers serving Greater China market. Customers have access to publications from Greater China, including People's Daily, China Business Times, Economic Daily and Xinhua Economic News from China; Hong Kong Economic Times, South China Morning Post and Apple Daily from Hong Kong as well as China Times, Commercial Times and United Daily News from Taiwan.

Combined with LexisNexis’ billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 global legal, news and business sources, LexisNexis and Wisers offer unmatched ability to stay current and manage global news and business intelligence.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

About Wisers Information Limited

Founded in 1998, with the support of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Innovation and Technology Fund of the Government of Hong Kong SAR, Wisers has grown up to be the world’s largest Chinese news database. Combining the technical foundation from the CUHK, Wisers’ proprietary technologies and over 10 years of rich experience, Wisers has become the world’s leading provider of information from Greater China. Wisers has built an unrivalled reputation for delivering quality solutions among the region. Its extensive client base includes Fortune 500 companies, international banks and financial institutions, local and mainland business entities, the governments of the People’s Republic of China, the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR, and the top-notch local and overseas tertiary institutes, etc. Company website: www.wisers.com

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