D&B Selected as One of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for Fifth Consecutive Year

  D&B Selected as One of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for Fifth
  Consecutive Year

Business Wire

SHORT HILLS, N.J. -- March 26, 2013

D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and
insight on businesses, today announced that it has been named by The
Ethisphere Institute as one of 2013’s World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies.

The Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to
the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics,
corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. First
published in 2007, the World’s Most Ethical Companies listing has become more
competitive with each passing year.

This year, D&B was chosen as one of 145 companies who embody the true spirit
of Ethisphere’s credo: “Good. Smart. Business. Profit” D&B earned its place on
the 2013 list by maintaining a culture of integrity and ethics, and being a
leader in its industry.

“We are thrilled to be selected alongside this elite group of companies for
five consecutive years,” said Sara Mathew, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of D&B. “This honor speaks volumes about our commitment to a culture
of integrity as we rise to meet the challenges of today’s business

The methodology for the WME ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics,
litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in
innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed
to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior
executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers. Read about the
methodology and view the list of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies at

About Dun & Bradstreet® (D&B)

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial
information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with
Confidence® for 171 years. D&B's global commercial database contains more than
220 million business records. The database is enhanced by D&B's proprietary
DUNSRight® Quality Process, which provides our customers with quality business
information. This quality information is the foundation of our global
solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions.

D&B provides two solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs
globally. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and
supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability; and D&B
Sales & Marketing Solutions™ to provide data management capabilities that
provide effective and cost efficient marketing solutions and to convert
prospects into clients by enabling business professionals to research
companies, executives and industries.


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