Interactive Data completes acquisition of FutureSource, LLC

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE:IDC), a leading global provider of securities pricing, financial information and analytic tools to institutional and individual investors, today announced the closing of the company's acquisition of the assets of FutureSource, LLC and its subsidiaries for $18 million in cash.

FutureSource is a leader in the real-time futures, commodities and foreign exchange markets. Interactive Data plans to combine FutureSource's products and services into its eSignal division.

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 1,700 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.

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Investor Contact:
Andrew Kramer, 781-687-8306
Media Contact:
Jeanne Murphy, 781-687-8548