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UK Share Register Data Now Available in the Capital IQ Platform
Mar 02, 2009 (08:03 AM EST)

NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, today announced that it has integrated UK share register data within the Capital IQ platform. Capital IQ has teamed up with London-based JunctionRDS Limited, an independent shareholder analysis house specializing in the institutional ownership of UK companies. The share register data set allows users to view detailed ownership information on listed UK companies with breakout analysis of nominee shareholdings at both the investment manager and beneficial owner level. The integration of UK share register data consolidates Capital IQ's global ownership offering and offers the highest quality analyzed share register data on UK companies in the marketplace.

Unlike many other countries where information about ownership structure is normally derived, in part, from a company's regulatory announcements and investor reports (e.g. fund portfolio reports), UK companies must keep a register of all their shareholders. In turn, this data becomes the basis for compiling a share ownership profile. Ownership holdings are declared on the share register but are often hidden behind individual or pooled nominee names. JunctionRDS investigates and reveals the actual beneficial owners of these shares, providing a full ownership profile of a company.

Share register data in Capital IQ includes common shares held, percent of common shares outstanding, market value, and percent change in ownership position. Data is viewable in multiple currencies and is updated on a regular basis by periodic inspection and analysis of the share register.

"The addition of UK share register data is the last piece in completing our ownership offering and makes us highly competitive in the marketplace," says Ian Rosner, Senior Vice President in Europe for Capital IQ. "We are excited to work with JunctionRDS to bring this share register information to clients who require the most transparent insight into a company's ownership structure."

"JunctionRDS uses a uniquely thorough methodology of capturing shareholders from registers, giving our clients the most comprehensive and complete picture of a company's holdings," says Richard Jenkinson, Managing Director of JunctionRDS. "We are pleased to work with Capital IQ and look forward to providing their clients with the highly detailed ownership information they need for UK domiciled companies."

Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, provides high-impact information and workflow solutions to over 2,700 leading financial institutions, advisory firms, and corporations. Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ Platform, a unique combination of global private and public capital market data and technology that enables end-users to draw deep market insights, generate better ideas, leverage relationships, and simplify workflow. Clients can deploy the Capital IQ Platform either as a standalone solution or seamlessly integrate its components into existing business applications and portals via systems integration and data feeds. For more information, please visit Capital IQ's web site at .

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies , is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 10,000 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.

Founded in 2005, JunctionRDS specializes solely in the research into the share ownership structure of UK quoted companies. In addition to working with companies to analyze their own shareholder base, it undertakes a detailed rolling analysis of the leading UK quoted, UK Domiciled companies. By combining thorough and detailed research and using its own propriety analytical software systems, a team of highly experienced analysts based only in the UK, seek to create the preeminent source of UK institutional share ownership data.

CONTACT: Rishi Sharma, +1-212-438-2615, or, orRosally Sapla, +1-212-751-3321, or , both for Capital IQ

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