Factiva Recognized as Most Innovative Company by 2006 International Business Awards (sm)

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Company honored for groundbreaking solutions, acquisitions, first patent, new alliances and content additions.

Factiva®, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, today announced that the company has won an International Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company in the 2006 International Business Awards (IBAs). This marks the second time that Factiva was honored with the International Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company as Factiva was also recognized in the 2004 International Business Awards.

Factiva’s win was based on the company’s accomplishments over the last year, which included a range of new product launches such as Factiva Search 2.0, Factiva’s next generation of search that enable users to quickly find the information they need to support critical business decisions ; Factiva Companies & Executives™ and Factiva SalesWorks™, tools that include rich collections of business-critical information about companies, industries and executives; and Factiva Insight™: Reputation Intelligence, a powerful tool that empowers executives to monitor known issues and discover emerging opportunities and threats from across the mainstream media, radio and television transcripts and consumer-generated content. The win was also based on Factiva’s acquisitions, its first patent, new alliances and more than 1,200 content additions.

“Our customers have come to expect novel approaches from Factiva and we have not disappointed,” said Claude Green, interim CEO, Factiva. “We’re able to produce such successes because our employees have embedded innovation into everything they do. This attitude exists everywhere in the company, as much in groups like legal and operations as in the product team, which most people associate closely with innovation. I congratulate all of them for earning Factiva this pinnacle award.”

Factiva is one of four winners in the Most Innovative Company category and is one of 82 recipients of the International Stevie Award trophies across all categories. Stevie Award winners were selected from more than 700 nominations received from companies and individuals in more than 30 countries. Nicknamed the Stevie for the Greek word for “crowned,” the award will be presented to Factiva and other winners at a gala dinner on Monday, June 26, in the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies will be videocast live worldwide by HB Group and will be broadcast live on radio in the United States by the Business TalkRadio Network.

“The growth in entries this year illustrates the increasing importance of The International Business Awards worldwide,” said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. “We congratulate all of the Finalists and International Stevie Awards winners, and we look forward to honoring them for their achievements at our gala awards dinner in New York on June 26.”

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected International Stevie winners from among the Finalists, which were determined by volunteer judges around the world during two months of preliminary judging.

Complete lists of International Stevie winners and other details are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/iba.

About Factiva®

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, provides essential business news and information together with the content delivery tools and services that enable professionals to make better decisions faster. Factiva’s unrivalled collection of more than 10,000 authoritative sources includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times®, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals and D&B® company profiles.

Factiva’s innovative, XML-based and Web services-enabled technology platform provides access to this rich content collection via Factiva’s role-specific products or through customized enterprise, group or personal solutions. Executives, information professionals, marketers, salespeople, and other professionals can easily monitor and understand the latest news, market trends, and business challenges relevant to them – directly from the Microsoft® Office and job-specific applications they use every day.

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.

Premier Sponsors of The 2006 International Business Awards include Factiva and NII Holdings. National sponsors include Emirates Post and the Korea Business Communicators Association. Lionbridge is the official localization partner. Media sponsors are Canadian Business, CIO Decisions, Clickmedios, CorpComms, and Selling Power. The Business TalkRadio Network will host the live radio broadcast of the June 26 awards ceremonies, and HB Group will videocast the ceremonies worldwide.


Shannon Sullivan,

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company,

Public Relations Manager, Americas,

+1 609 627 2312,

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