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BCG Is Knowledge Partner For Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Franchise

June 24, 2013

New York, NY- Bloomberg LP, the leading provider of data, news
and analytics for the business and financial communities, and
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s leading
management consulting firms, today announced that BCG will serve
as the knowledge partner for Bloomberg’s “2014: The Year Ahead”
franchise.

BCG, globally recognized for its 50-year record of helping
organizations improve performance and achieve their potential,
will collaborate with Bloomberg on identifying the trends,
technologies and newly emerging markets that will change
business in 2014. The output from this collaboration will be
explored in the pages of an expanded issue of Bloomberg
Businessweek magazine and drive the conversation at the
inaugural Bloomberg Business Summit.

The Bloomberg Businessweek issue, “2014: The Year Ahead,” to be
published November 14, 2013, will give key decision makers
forward-looking insights into 2014’s unique challenges and
findings from the Bloomberg Matrix, the first annual set of
proprietary data on, and analysis of, the world’s 600 most
valuable companies across 55 industries. The Summit, which will
be held at the Art Institute of Chicago, November 20-21, 2013,
in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago
and World Business Chicago, will bring together more than 250
CEOs, senior executives, public sector officials and thought
leaders looking to test their assumptions and gain new ideas on
sustaining success in the current global economic climate.
Results from the Bloomberg Matrix will be highlighted at the
Summit, as well.

“For fifty years, BCG has been helping leaders anticipate and
respond to a changing world,” said Rich Lesser, President and
CEO, The Boston Consulting Group. “We look forward to lending
this deep understanding of how to move organizations ahead,
along with our insights into virtually every industry, to our
partnership with Bloomberg. We share Bloomberg’s commitment to
providing the world’s most prominent executives with the
information, discussion points, and strategies they need to
successfully navigate key challenges and opportunities.”

“We are thrilled that BCG will lend its singular expertise to
Bloomberg’s ‘2014: The Year Ahead,’” said Norman Pearlstine,
Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Chief Content Officer,
Bloomberg LP. “We are confident we are building an
indispensable resource for corporate decision-makers, and know
it will be made immeasurably keener due to BCG’s thoughtful
contributions.”

BCG is expected to release one of its highly anticipated lists
of Global Challengers at the Bloomberg Business Summit, which
will be followed by a discussion among attendees. Global
Challengers is BCG’s multi-year project to chart the rise of the
top companies with global aspirations from rapidly developing
economies (RDEs).

More than 40 business leaders from diverse industries are
already confirmed to speak at the Bloomberg Business Summit,
including The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago;
Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC; Paul E.
Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm Inc.; Karen W. Katz,
President and CEO, The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.; Henry R.
Kravis and George Roberts, Co-Founders, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs,
KKR & Co. L.P.; Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of
the Treasury, and Chairman, The Paulson Institute, University of
Chicago; and John G. Stumpf, Chairman, President and CEO, Wells
Fargo & Company. Updates on the Bloomberg Business Summit may be
found here: http://go.bloomberg.com/bsummit/

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About Bloomberg
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news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge
by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people
and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and
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– is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which
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Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, covers the world with
more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus
in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs
more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

About The Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management
consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business
strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and
not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and
transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines
deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with
close collaboration at all levels of the client organization.
This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive
advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting
results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 78
offices in 43 countries. For more information, please visit
bcg.com.

About bcgperspectives.com
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experts as well as from CEOs, academics, and other leaders. It
covers issues at the top of senior management’s agenda. It also
provides unprecedented access to BCG’s extensive archive of
thought leadership stretching back 50 years to the days of Bruce
Henderson, the firm’s founder and one of the architects of
modern management consulting. All of our content–including
videos, podcasts, commentaries, and reports–can be accessed by
PC, mobile, iPad, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Contact for Bloomberg:
Rachel Nagler,212.617.7187, rnagler@bloomberg.net

Contact for BCG
Dave Fondiller,212.446.3257, fondiller.david@bcg.com

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