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Wiley-Blackwell Renews Carbon Neutral Commitment

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Wiley-Blackwell Renews
Carbon Neutral Commitment

Hoboken, N.J., February 21, 2008 -John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: 
JWa), (NYSE: JWb), today announced that it is renewing the 
commitment to neutralize the carbon impact of its worldwide 
operations that were formerly part of Blackwell Publishing, which 
Wiley acquired in February 2007.

In addition to offsetting the carbon footprint of 10 offices 
around the world, it is also compensating for the CO2 emissions 
that result from the global product shipments from this part of 
the business. This renewal reinforces the company's leadership 
role in addressing climate change; Blackwell Publishing, which 
was acquired by Wiley in February 2007, was the first global 
publisher to become carbon neutral in 2006.

"As we mark the anniversary as our first year as Wiley-Blackwell, 
renewing our carbon neutral commitment was an obvious decision," 
said Eric A. Swanson, Senior Vice President, Wiley-Blackwell. 
"This environmental stewardship aligns with our responsibility to 
all of our global customers, authors, society partners, and 
colleagues. In addition, Wiley is looking to expand this effort 
by exploring a wide portfolio of environmental and corporate 
responsibility initiatives for the entire corporation."

Carbon neutrality involves taking inventory of an organization's 
carbon dioxide emissions, and then implementing strategies to 
reduce and eliminate unavoidable emissions. Wiley-Blackwell has 
partnered with Carbonfund.org to purchase investments in a 
portfolio of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and 
reforestation projects.

"Carbonfund.org applauds Wiley-Blackwell's continued leadership 
and commitment to addressing the problem of climate change," said 
Carbonfund.org Executive Director Eric Carlson. 
"Wiley-Blackwell's carbon reduction and offset program serves as 
an example for the rest of the scholarly publishing industry."

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org is one of the country's leading carbon reduction 
and offset organization, making it easy and affordable for 
individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate 
impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to 
reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their 
everyday lives by investing in renewable energy, energy 
efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost 
effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 600 corporate and 
non-profit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, 
Orbitz, Environmental Defense, and Lancome.

About Wiley-Blackwell

Wiley-Blackwell was formed in February 2007 as a result of the 
acquisition of Blackwell Publishing Ltd. by John Wiley & Sons, 
Inc., and its merger with Wiley's Scientific, Technical, and 
Medical business. Together, the companies have created a global 
publishing business with deep strength in every major academic 
and professional field. Wiley-Blackwell publishes approximately 
1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive 
collection of books with global appeal. For more information on 
Wiley-Blackwell, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com or 

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source 
of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people 
around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. 
Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the 
works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: 
Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry 
and Peace.

Our core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and 
scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and 
services; professional/trade publishes books, subscription 
products, training materials, and online applications and 
websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and 
graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global 
headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations 
in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's 
Web site can be accessed at <http://www.wiley.com/> and its 
online visitor's forum can be accessed at 
<www.wiley.com/go/livinghistory>. The Company is listed on the 
New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.