Interactive Data to report third-quarter 2004 results on October 21

Bedford, Mass - Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE:IDC) will release its third-quarter 2004 results before the market opens on Thursday, October 21, 2004. The company has scheduled a conference call for 11:00 a.m. ET on the same day.

The dial-in number for the conference call is (706) 679-4631.  For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the call will be available from October 21, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, October 28, 2004 and can be accessed by dialing (706) 645-9291 or (800) 642-1687, conference ID #288000.

A live webcast of the conference call will be broadcast at the company's Web site, www.interactivedatacorp.com. An audio replay of the call will also be available on the company's Web site after the call is completed..

About Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of securities pricing, financial information, and analytic tools to institutional and individual investors. The company supplies time-sensitive pricing (including evaluated pricing), dividend, corporate action, and descriptive information for more than 3.5 million securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world's best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the company's services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management, and valuation activities.

Interactive Data Corporation is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.. Through its branded businesses, FT Interactive Data, ComStock, CMS BondEdge, and eSignal, Interactive Data Corporation has approximately 2,000 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO), an international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group, owns approximately 60 percent of the outstanding common stock of Interactive Data Corporation.

Further information

Andrew Kramer
Director of Investor Relations
781-687-8306
Andrew.Kramer@ftid.com