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Swets Information Services Launched

Good for liblicense readers to know...For Release on December 2nd


Lisse, The Netherlands
December 2nd 2003   

Swets Information Services Launched

Swets Blackwell announced today that it has officially changed its name to
Swets Information Services. The company's renaming is due to Swets'
acquisition of the remaining Blackwell shares after the initial Swets
Blackwell joint venture in 2000. Swets will no longer use the Blackwell
trade as of December 2nd 2003.

The continued use of "Swets" in the company name emphasizes the company's
century-long tradition of expertise, service and innovation in the
information industry and underlines the fact that the company is now
wholly owned by the parent company, Royal Swets & Zeitlinger. Swets
Information Services' new house style (visible on www.swets.com) reflects
a customer-oriented organization managing information in an accessible and
well-structured manner.

Steven Hartman, Swets Information Services' Commercial Director, stated:
"While there is always a concern for loss of brand equity when a familiar
name is discontinued, our customers should rest assured that Swets and its
deeply rooted traditions for quality subscription management will continue
as the benchmark for the information management industry."

Swets Information Services is one of the world's largest providers of
subscription and information management solutions. It offers a wide range
of services to its 60,000 corporate, academic, R&D, medical, and
government library and information center clients worldwide, whose ranks
include over 30% of Fortune 500 companies. Swets Information Services
works in partnership with 65,000 major publishers and suppliers of
professional information. It has annual revenues in excess of US$1 billion
and a staff of over 1,000 employees worldwide. Its head office is located
in Lisse, the Netherlands, and it maintains offices in 23 countries across
six continents. www.swets.com.

Media Contact:
Ylann Schemm
External Communications Executive 
Swets Information Services
P.O. Box 830
2160 SZ Lisse, The Netherlands
T +31 252 435 584
E press@nl.swets.com