Cision Appoints Joe Bernardo CEO and President of Cision North America

    Steve Newman Remains as Non-Executive Chairman of Cision North America

    CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ -- Cision today announced that Joe Bernardo will be
appointed CEO and President of Cision North America, effective January 1,
2008.  Current CEO Steve Newman will retire from active management on December
31, 2007, but will remain in an advisory position as Non-Executive Chairman of
Cision North America, working with Joe Bernardo and Cision AB President and
CEO, Niklas Flyborg.  In his new role, Joe Bernardo will report directly to
Niklas Flyborg and will have overall responsibilities for North American
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    Joe Bernardo joined Cision North America's predecessor company Bacon's
Information in December 1998 as Executive Vice President and COO, and has most
recently served as President and COO of Cision North America.  He assumed
operational responsibilities at Bacon's almost immediately upon his arrival
and was instrumental in the integration of the MediaMap, Delahaye and
Multivision acquisitions.
    Prior to joining Cision, Bernardo was President and Publisher of Futures
Magazine and its related operations at Financial Communications from 1993 to
1998.  He was President of MGI of Chicago, a computer services firm, from 1987
to 1993 and served as General Manager at the Official Airlines Guides from
1976 to 1987.  He holds an MBA from Loyola University and resides with his
wife Julie in Wheaton, Illinois.
    Steve Newman joined Cision in 1990 as President, COO and a Member of the
Board of Directors.  Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as President and
COO of MGI Corporation from 1982 to 1990.  He began his career at Planmetrics,
a planning consulting firm, where he served in various roles from 1971 to
1982.  He resides in Lake Forest, Illinois, with his wife Carol.
    "I'm proud of what we've accomplished during my tenure at Cision and
confident that under Joe's leadership, our executive team and employees will
continue to provide the dedication and responsive client service that have
positioned us as a proven industry leader," stated Steve Newman, CEO of Cision
North America.  "Joe's dedication to the Company during its acquisition phase
helped us build the business model from which we operate so successfully
today.  With his proven record for meeting corporate goals and motivating
teams, Joe will continue to be a vital asset in accelerating Cision's growth."
    "Through Steve's leadership and vision, Cision North America has grown
from a small, family-owned monitoring company to a world leader in business
and communications intelligence," stated Joe Bernardo, President and COO of
Cision North America.  "It is my goal, and that of the Cision North American
management team, to take the business forward and build upon this past success
by continuing to offer innovative technology solutions, world class media data
and content, and the best client-focused service in the industry."
    About Cision AB:
    Cision AB (, is a global industry leader in
business and communication intelligence. The firm provides media research,
distribution, monitoring and communication evaluation, as well as target group
identification and distribution of information for PR and IR purposes. Cision
AB has annual revenue of SEK 1.9 billion, and has around 2,700 employees in
China, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Lithuania, United Kingdom, and the United States.

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For further information: Mary Durkin, Vice President, Corporate 
Communications of Cision North America, +1-212-812-3460, or Web Site:

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