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Leading Executives in the Legal Research Industry Join

October 18, 2010

  Leading Executives in the Legal Research Industry Join Bloomberg Law

    Lou Andreozzi and Larry D. Thompson  to Lead Expansion of Bloomberg’s
                           Web-Based Legal Platform

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 18, 2010

Bloomberg today announced that Lou Andreozzi  has joined the Company as
chairman of Bloomberg Law and Larry D. Thompson, PhD, has joined as chief
operating officer. Andreozzi and Thompson will play key leadership roles in
the growth of Bloomberg Law, the innovative real-time legal research system
from the world leader in data and information services.

In his new role, Andreozzi will provide strategic leadership for Bloomberg Law
aimed at driving the platform’s expansion in the legal research industry. He
is widely recognized as a leader in the field of legal research, most recently
serving as CEO of IQNavigator, Inc., and is a former CEO of LexisNexis North
American Legal Markets.

Thompson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bloomberg Law
including go-to-market, sales, content, data and relationships. He most
recently was Senior Partner with The Sterling Group 925 LLC, and formerly
served as Senior Vice President at LexisNexis.

“Lou Andreozzi and Larry Thompson are among the top executives in the field of
legal research and together they bring extraordinary strategic expertise and
deep market knowledge to Bloomberg Law,” said Beth Mazzeo, head of Data
Products for Bloomberg. “With the recent completion of our successful pilot
phase, we are excited to move forward with Lou and Larry at the helm. It is a
pleasure to welcome them to Bloomberg Law.”

“Bloomberg Law is breaking new ground in the world of legal research by
bringing to lawyers, through the Web, the same innovative technology and
analytics that set Bloomberg apart in the financial world,” said Andreozzi. “I
am delighted to be part of the team that will take Bloomberg Law to the next

“Bloomberg Law is a formidable product, and I am confident it will change the
legal research playing field with its expertise in data, technology and its
extraordinary financial news and business analysis,” said Thompson. “Bloomberg
Law has the flexibility of a stand-alone product with access to Bloomberg’s
world-class resources and delivered to the legal profession in an intuitive

Constantin Cotzias, who oversaw the successful launch of Bloomberg Law, is
returning to London to be part of the senior leadership team in Bloomberg
Europe, where he will head Government and Regulatory Affairs and government
business development and strategy in Europe. Cotzias played a critical role in
shaping Bloomberg Law’s development and the introduction of the platform to
over 90 percent of the top 100 U.S. law firms.

In the newly created role, Cotzias will take advantage of Bloomberg’s presence
in Europe to expand Bloomberg's Government Affairs division. He will help
coordinate the Company’s government affairs efforts around the globe, and will
help broaden Bloomberg's product offerings for government. Cotzias' team will
monitor government initiatives and public policy development globally,
assisting the business team and Bloomberg customers in assessing impact.

Andreozzi spent over 10 years at LexisNexis. As CEO of North American Legal
Markets, his portfolio included some of the most prominent legal products and
brands including the Lexis online service, Shepard’s, Matthew Bender,
Martindale-Hubbell and Prior to becoming CEO, Andreozzi was
General Counsel of LexisNexis.

Most recently, Andreozzi has been serving as president and chief executive
officer of IQNavigator, Inc., a leading provider of services spend management
software and managed services, and will continue to play a leadership role in
the company. He also served as CEO of Inference Data, a leading
software-as-a-service provider of solutions for legal data analysis and
review. He has been a strategic advisor for ValueAct Capital, The Carlyle
Group and Bain Capital on large media and technology deals. Andreozzi is a
graduate of Rutgers University and received his JD from the Seton Hall School
of Law.

Thompson has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the legal
publishing field, 12 of them with LexisNexis where he rose to the position of
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Strategy & Marketing and Global
Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to that, Thompson was Vice President for Sales
and Marketing at Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill. Most recently, Thompson was Senior
Partner with The Sterling Group 925 LLC, a boutique consulting firm that works
within legal and professional markets assisting with strategy, sales,
marketing, and business development efforts. He received a PhD in Mass Media
and an MA in Telecommunications from Michigan State University and a BA from
Montana State University.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law is the first real-time legal research system that integrates
innovative search technology, comprehensive legal content, company and client
information, and proprietary news all in one place. This collaborative
workspace also includes a suite of new tools for more effective legal analysis
and more productive client development. Bloomberg Law provides:

  * Fast, accurate search results
  * Seamless integration of news, legal content and business information
  * Proprietary legal analysis that interprets key issues
  * Analytical tools that provide greater context to research
  * Unlimited searching, sharing and collaboration
  * Unique information for client development

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