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LexisNexis Acquires Sanction Solutions

Addition brings leading presentation software tools to the LexisNexis litigation suite

June 4, 2012 — NEW YORK – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced that it has acquired Sanction Solutions®, a leading provider of innovative presentation software and services used by lawyers, paralegals and litigation support directors.

Sanction® litigation presentation software provides litigators a single resource to quickly assemble documents, exhibits, transcripts, questions, visuals and video that will be used to manage and present evidence throughout litigation, categorize them, and then create clear, polished and compelling presentation materials necessary for building a case.

The addition of Sanction to LexisNexis expands the company’s diverse suite of litigation products and services to create an unmatched end-to-end solution set for litigators—spanning early case assessment, e-discovery processing and review, case analysis, transcript management and now presentation.

“We’re excited to bring Sanction Solutions into the diverse lineup of software products that LexisNexis offers litigators. Not only will it help them easily prepare and present crucial evidence,” said Matt Gillis, vice president and managing director for Litigation Tools & Professional Services at LexisNexis, “but Sanction further extends our presence in the litigation workflow—reinforcing LexisNexis as the comprehensive and integrated end-to-end provider of litigation solutions.”

Because Sanction delivers services throughout the litigation workflow, particularly for case assessment, planning and presentation, it will be integrated with the LexisNexis® CaseMap® suite that contains the CaseMap, TextMap® and TimeMap® tools. Sanction software also integrates with several industry-recognized third-party applications and utilizes Microsoft® databases to make projects easily portable. Sanction will continue to be offered as a stand-alone product.

“By becoming part of the LexisNexis litigation suite, Sanction adds value for litigation customers by enabling them to seamlessly transition from case planning into creation of compelling materials supporting their strategy for presentation,” said Mike Hahn, Managing Director of Sanction Solutions. “The Sanction team looks forward to becoming part of LexisNexis and to finding new and innovative ways to meet litigators’ needs.”

The acquisition of Sanction Solutions is part of the continuing LexisNexis commitment to provide industry-leading litigation support software and services that help customers increase productivity and achieve better outcomes for their organizations and clients. Other components of the LexisNexis litigation offering include LexisNexis® Early Data Analyzer to narrow down huge sets of data, LAW PreDiscovery™ to identify relevant information and documents for discovery and review, Concordance® for e-discovery review and the CaseMap suite for case assessment, planning, reporting and other important strategic functions of case preparation. LexisNexis also offers enterprise and on-demand hosted litigation solutions for customers seeking to increase their data capacity, decrease data management costs or ensure data security.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Sanction Solutions was founded in 1999 and is a division of Esquire Deposition Solutions LLC. More information about Sanction Solutions is available at: http://www.sanction.com/about/

More information on the complete set of litigation solutions offered by LexisNexis is available at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/legal-solutions/litigation-services/default.page

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis Litigation Tools & Professional Services
As part of its Legal & Professional organization, LexisNexis helps its customers gain increased control of litigation management with flexible, integrated solutions for early data assessment, processing, review and seamless chain of custody. Supporting the most critical phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), LexisNexis Early Data Analyzer, LAW PreDiscovery, Concordance® Evolution, CaseMap & TextMap are the only solutions on the market that work together for complete support of litigation management and can be offered in a hosted environment for the flexibility and support any case demands.

About Sanction Solutions
Sanction Solutions, founded in 1999, provides solutions that organize, manage and present evidence and litigation materials that enable lawyers to present their cases more effectively throughout the litigation process. The Sanction software and its flexible and intuitive interface allow lawyers to create powerful presentations quickly and easily.

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