Elsevier Official Distributor for William Andrew

 Exclusive international distribution agreement with William Andrew for all territories outside of North America

Burlington, MA, August 20, 2007 - Elsevier announced today that it has signed an exclusive international distribution agreement with William Andrew for all territories outside of North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Elsevier will manage the sales, marketing and distribution of William Andrew handbooks, references, and databases beginning December 1, 2007 for all regions except Japan. Distribution in Japan commences with immediate effect.

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of high-quality books, journals, electronic products and publishing services, with a well-established position in the international engineering community. William Andrew is highly regarded in the niche disciplines for which they publish, particularly plastics and rubbers; industrial chemicals; adhesives and sealants; coatings, paintings and ink; materials engineering; and formulations. The company is undertaking an aggressive growth strategy by adding to the number of books it is publishing as well as expanding into new subjects, such as micro and nano technologies, cosmetics and personal care. It will shortly be publishing the 5th edition of "Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens" as well as the 4th edition of the "Chemical Resistance" database.

According to Elsevier Science and Technology Books Vice President of Business Development, Mark Dalton, the alliance with William Andrew is an important building block in Elsevier Science & Technology's strategy to bring the world's leading high-quality content to its customers. This new agreement marks a significant step toward expanding our customers’ resources in new and emerging disciplines and extending our core offering to engineering professionals, academics and students worldwide.

Commenting on the agreement, the publisher of William Andrew, Martin Scrivener, said "This is a significant development for William Andrew. We are delighted to be associated with Elsevier and we look forward to putting down roots. Elsevier's worldwide sales reach will give WA and its authors a deeper penetration in current markets and expansion in adjacent and emergent markets.

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About William Andrew
Based in Norwich, NY, William Andrew is a leading independent applied science publisher of handbooks, references, and databases. Started in 1989 with the launch of Plastics Design Library, William Andrew acquired Noyes Publications in 1999 which added a significant backlist and subject areas such as coatings, health and safety, industrial engineering, materials science, and semiconductors.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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