Jonathan Newcomb Appointed Chairman of the Swets Board

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 General News J E 4

LISSE, The Netherlands, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Swets, the world's leading information services company for academic, corporate, government and medical institutions, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Newcomb has been appointed as its new Chairman of the Board.

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Prior to his appointment to Swets, Jon Newcomb has worked as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Simon & Schuster and served on the Viacom Executive Committee. He was also President of McGraw Hill Financial Information group, (Standard and Poors and Data Resources). Jon currently serves as Managing Director of Coady Diemar Partners, a New York financial and strategic Advisory firm. In addition, he serves on the boards of Journal Communications (NYSE), United Business Media (LSE) and the Columbia Business School.

David Main, CEO of Swets, said: "We are delighted to have Jon join Swets as Chairman. His extensive experience will be invaluable in helping to establish a strong growth business going forward."

Jon Newcomb said: "I am very pleased to join Swets as Chairman. I look forward to working with both management and the Board to help Swets build on its current strong global business and core capabilities. It has a strong vision of its role in the market going forward."

About Swets

Swets is the world's leading information services company. We build on 110 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true "long tail" powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field.

Swets is regularly included in EContent Magazine's annual "100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry", and is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis-a testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures.

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    External Communications Executive
    Heereweg 347 B, 2161 CA Lisse
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31-252-435-189
    Fax: +31-252-415-888




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