Thomson Learning Announces New Name - CENGAGE Learning

--New name reflects the company's commitment to enhancing teaching,

learning and research--

Jul 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from Thomson Learning

    STAMFORD, Conn., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Learning, one of the
 world's largest providers of print and digital information services for the
 educational and library reference markets, announced today that it will
 change its name to Cengage Learning. The company, recently acquired by Apax
 Partners and OMERS Capital Partners, says the new name is based on being at
 the "center of engagement" for its customers worldwide.
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     "Increasingly, our customers recognize that their success depends on
 being constructively engaged with others involved in teaching, learning and
 research," said Ronald Dunn, chief executive officer, Thomson Learning.
 "The name Cengage Learning reflects our commitment to promoting engagement
 and improving results for all of our customers."
     Extensive market research shows that the name Cengage Learning both
 reinforces Thomson Learning's traditions as a research and educational
 publisher and conveys its commitment to innovate in order to meet
 customers' needs for new forms of products and services in the future. In
 addition to the corporate name Cengage Learning, the company will continue
 to emphasize its widely known and respected company and imprint brands
 including Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar Learning, Brooks/Cole and
 South-Western, among others.
     The company will introduce the Cengage Learning identity throughout the
 business beginning on August 31, 2007 and in the meantime, will continue to
 operate under the Thomson Learning name.
     About Thomson Learning
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 colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government
 agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions
 are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that
 foster academic excellence, professional development and measurable
 learning outcomes. Thomson Learning's mission is to shape the future of
 global learning by delivering consistently better learning solutions for
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