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Paperloop.com completes acquisition of RISI

Press release from the issuing company

SAN FRANCISCO, - Paperloop.com, the premier business and information exchange for the paper industry has finalized the acquisition of Resource Information Systems, Inc. (RISI), the leading source for economic forecasts and analysis of the international paper and forest products industry. The combination of Paperloop and RISI will provide participants in the international forest products industry with one-stop shopping for all of their information and transactional needs, from the 24/7 news feed supplied by the Paperloop website to the highly regarded economic analysis performed by RISI on the data associated with the industry. RISI is recognized worldwide for its expert forecasts, macroeconomic analysis and consulting work covering all sectors of the industry. RISI also produces more than 100 publications, reports, and multi-client studies on timely industry topics in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber and recovered paper markets. Paperloop will maintain its role as the leading source of information for the industry through Miller Freeman's prestigious group of more than 80 industry-leading magazines, directories, newsletters, trade shows and conferences. These include Pulp & Paper, Pulp & Paper Week, Pulp & Paper International (PPI), Lockwood-Post's Directory, Pulp & Paper Forecaster and CMM Events. "RISI adds substantial strength to our already leading position as the primary information provider and community to the forest products industry, and complements our existing product-lines by adding to our portfolio of high-end economic forecasting," says Tim Fazio, president and CEO of paperloop. "As part of our market research we discovered that paperloop users wanted more analytical and forecasting information." Paperloop has also formed alliances with some of the leading companies in the industry, including ABB, eFibre.com, PrintMarket.com and Primedia.