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Dun & Bradstreet Announces Leadership Team.

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The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) today announced the leadership team that will be responsible for implementing the company's recently announced Blueprint for Growth strategy.

The new strategy is designed to transform D&B into a growth company with an important presence on the Web, while delivering shareholder value.

"We have a strong team that will provide the direction and leadership required to effectively implement our plan and ensure a successful transformation," said Allan Z. Loren, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Dun & Bradstreet. "The team will be aligned to the Blueprint, jointly goaled and measured by the success of the business as a whole. I will also bring in new talent for other key positions in the business."

The D&B organization will be comprised of four major markets and eight global groups. The following executives all report to Loren.

Major Markets

Andre Dahan, 51, is named Senior Vice President of the Corporation and will lead the Electronic Commerce team. Dahan has played a key role in positioning D&B to be a leader in business-to-business activity on the Web.

Tim Murphy, 40, is named Senior Vice President of the Corporation and will lead the North American team. He will also oversee implementation of plans to capture more of the small business market to enhance D&B's current business. Murphy will move from the United Kingdom where he led D&B's business to strong levels of profitability.

Bruno de la Riviere, 48, is named Senior Vice President of the Corporation and will lead the European team. He will oversee the realignment of D&B's European model to maximize efficiency and profitability in the European market as a whole. de la Riviere successfully led D&B's operations in France, Italy, Switzerland and Iberia.

Ron Klausner, 47, is named Senior Vice President of the Corporation and will continue to lead the Asia-Pacific/Latin America business and Receivables Management Services. Klausner and his teams are focused on continuing to improve profitability in all markets.

Murphy, de la Riviere and Klausner will jointly manage D&B's Global Accounts, another major component of the Blueprint focused on driving revenue growth from the largest global companies.

Global Groups

Gary Michel, 36, is named Vice President of the Corporation and will lead the Strategy Implementation team. Michel's team will oversee the continued development and successful implementation of the Blueprint for Growth.

Frank Sowinski, 44, is named Senior Vice President of the Corporation and will lead the Marketing team. Sowinski's team will leverage D&B's powerful brand in both the physical world and on the Web, overseeing brand management, pricing, business development and product management for the business.

Bill Alley, 41, will provide leadership for the Technology organization as acting Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Frank Sowinski. He will oversee the reallocation of technology to effectively support the Blueprint.

Ron Klausner will also lead the Data and Operations team, which will focus on enhancing the global database to meet the needs of the current marketplace as well as the emerging B2B market.

Peter Ross, 54, is named Senior Vice President of the Corporation and continues to lead the Human Resources team. This team will play an important role in building a winning culture to lead the business through its business transformation.

Chet Geveda, 53, continues as Vice President and Controller and acting Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation, providing leadership to the Finance organization.

David Lewinter, 38, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, is named acting General Counsel of the corporation, providing leadership to the Legal organization.

Bill Summers, 40, is named Vice President of the Corporation and continues to lead the Communications function, responsible for developing and delivering a consistent communications program to shareholders, customers and associates.

About The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE:DNB) is the most trusted source for the information companies need to make their business a success. D&B is the world's leading provider of business-to-business credit, marketing, and purchasing information and receivables management services. Companies of all sizes use D&B data to evaluate business opportunities with confidence and execute transactions at the speed of e-business. Dun & Bradstreet, based in Murray Hill, N.J., operates in 37 countries. Additional information about Dun & Bradstreet is available at
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Date:Oct 5, 2000
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