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EBSCO Publishing Honored in Seventh Annual International Business AwardsSM

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 12, 2010 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has earned a Distinguished Honoree medal in the Most Innovative Company of the Year in North America category at the 2010 International Business Awards. EBSCO Publishing is a global leader providing online research databases—more than 300 learning and reference products—to corporations and institutions around the world.

EBSCO offers a vast collection of information and important reference resources designed to meet the needs of companies worldwide. Resources include corporate training/learning solutions, employee wellness programs, business research databases and scientific, technical & medical databases.

EBSCO’s resources are available through corporate portal, intranets and learning management systems as well as via the EBSCOhost® platform, a powerful yet simple to use interface. EBSCO is also the leading provider of research databases to developing nations, continuing a long-term effort to bridge the digital divide.

The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business.

Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala dinner on Monday, 27 September in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Honorees were selected from more than 1,700 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 countries. Organizations all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories from Multinational Company of the Year and Best New Product of the Year to Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Executive of the Year.

“We are pleased to be a Stevie Distinguished Honoree,” said Joe Tragert, director of market development for EBSCO Publishing. “We are committed to becoming the leading online information provider for all types of users and institutions. Our focus continues to be on delivering a superior user experience for our customers and creating new types of content organically or through acquisitions. We strive to provide the kind of content users need, when they need it.”

Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by professionals worldwide.

“Despite the harsh economic climate, entries to the IBAs actually grew a bit this year, and that 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 honorees, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala awards dinner in Istanbul on 27 September.”

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: [email protected]. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 www.stevieawards.com.

Premier Sponsor of The 2010 International Business Awards is Infogroup. National Sponsors include the Korea Business Communicators Association and the Public Relations Society of India. Supporting sponsor is McCann PR Romania. Localization Partner for the 2010 IBAs is Lionbridge.
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Kathleen McEvoy
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