Interactive Data Corporation Names Kramer Director of Investor Relations

BEDFORD, Mass. - Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) today announced that Andrew M. Kramer has joined the company as director of investor relations.  Reporting directly to Steven Crane, Interactive Data's executive vice president and chief financial officer, Kramer will be responsible for overseeing the company's communications with the investment community, including financial analysts, institutional investors, stockbrokers and individual investors.

Kramer brings over a decade of investor relations and corporate communications experience to Interactive Data.  Prior to joining Interactive Data, Kramer was director of investor relations at Sycamore Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMR), a leading provider of optical networking equipment.

"The addition of Andrew Kramer, an experienced investor relations professional, underscores our commitment to proactively communicate with the investment community," stated Steven Crane.  "We believe Andrew will play an important role in broadening and strengthening the company's relationships within the sell-side, buy-side and retail communities."

At Sycamore, Kramer oversaw the company's communication initiatives with the investment community, including sell-side analysts, institutional investors, stockbrokers and individual investors.  Before joining Sycamore in September 2000, Kramer was director of investor relations for ArrowPoint Communications, a fast-growing networking company that was acquired by Cisco Systems several months after its initial public offering. Before that, he spent more than eight years at Sharon Merrill Associates, New England's largest investor relations consulting firm, where he held a variety of account and senior management positions.  Kramer serves on the National Investor Relations Institute's Boston chapter Board of Directors, where he currently chairs the communications committee.  He received a BA degree in communication, as well as an MBA degree, from Boston College.

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 1,800 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

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

Media Contact:
Jeanne Murphy,
Marketing Communications Manager
781-687-8548
Jeanne.Murphy@ftid.com