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IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards – Now Accepting Nominations

IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and insight, today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2014 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards. This prestigious industry award program recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of organizations and individuals who make critical decisions based on best-in-class information, analytics and expertise. From high-level strategy to ground-level tactics, informed decision-makers are helping their organizations gain a competitive advantage and achieve their business goals.

“In a world where every decision matters, we want to take this opportunity to honor organizations that demonstrate the importance of leveraging market, industry and technical expertise,” said Scott Key, IHS president and chief executive officer. “We celebrate their business success and are proud to have played a positive role in helping our clients make better choices.”

Established in 2006, this popular award program began by focusing on achievements in environmental, health and safety and is now expanding to recognize superior performance across a variety of other business workflows and professional disciplines including economics and country risk, pricing and purchasing, product design, supply chain management and more.

In virtually every sector, organizations are using innovative information solutions to enable better decisions. The results can be transformational, driving growth across a host of industries and markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical, metals and mining, oil and gas, power and utilities, technology and more.

Past winners have included industry giants, small businesses, military commands and public agencies. The IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards have recognized dozens of organizations for successfully reducing risks, increasing efficiency and creating value through better use of information and insights.

IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners will be honored by their peers at upcoming IHS Forums, which bring together senior executives and thought leaders from around the world to share their experiences and expertise. Awards for 2014 will be presented at IHS Forums scheduled for May 12-14 in Berlin, June 10-12 in Singapore and November 11-13 in Washington, DC.

There is no cost to enter the IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards. Entry forms for the awards that will be presented in Berlin must reach the awards committee by midnight Wednesday March 12, 2014. Deadlines for awards to be presented in Singapore and Washington, DC will be announced shortly.

For information, visit www.IHS.com/SPECTRUM-Awards or contact KC Chartrand, IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Committee Chair, at [email protected].

About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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