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Former Delaware State CIO and Cabinet Secretary Joins LexisNexis Special Services Inc.

Past NASCIO President to Guide State and Local Business Development

NEW YORK -- LexisNexis[R] Special Services Inc. announced that Thomas Jarrett, the state of Delaware's first Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a former Vice President and President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), has joined the company as Director of Business Development. Mr. Jarrett will be responsible for helping LexisNexis Special Services Inc ("LNSSI") market solutions that leverage public records data and advanced analytics technology to enhance the abilities of state and local law enforcement, revenue and social services agencies.

Mr. Jarrett joins LNSSI after a highly distinguished eight-year tenure as a cabinet secretary and CIO for the State of Delaware. The state's first CIO, Mr. Jarrett was responsible for creating a world-class IT organization in the state, the Department of Technology and Information, which is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for state IT organizations. During his term the State of Delaware improved from a 49th place ranking in the 2001 Brown University/Brookings Institute Study in eGovernment to a first place ranking nationwide in 2007 and 2008. In 2005 DTI received CIO Magazine's CIO 100 Award, the only state agency named to the list. Mr. Jarrett was named to Government Technology Magazine's list of "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers" and was the recipient of numerous awards including NASCIO's Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Excellence.

"Tom Jarrett is one of the truly transformative figures in state IT," said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer of LexisNexis Special Services, Inc. "His accomplishments in Delaware now provide a model for all states and we're thrilled that he's agreed to help us communicate the value of our solutions to state and local governments."

During his tenure as CIO of the State of Delaware Mr. Jarrett served as Vice President and President of NASCIO and chaired the organization's Real ID and Security and Privacy Committees. In addition he has served as Technology Committee Chair for the Council of State Governments and as a board member for the FBI's Infraguard program, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council, e-911, 211, Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Delaware Center for Educational Technology, Delaware Criminal Justice Information System, and Delaware Health Information Network. From 1993 to 2001 Mr. Jarrett served as Director of Government Affairs for Verizon Delaware; prior to that he worked in infrastructure engineering for Bell Atlantic Corporation from 1973 to 1993.

LNSSI is a trusted leader in enabling government agencies to transform data into mission- critical decision tools. LNSSI solutions are utilized daily by law enforcement, revenue and social services professionals at the federal and state levels to combat crime and fight fraud, waste and abuse.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis[R] (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis[R] and Nexis[R] services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE:ENL; NYSE:RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.

About LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group

LexisNexis[R] Risk & Information Analytics Group is a natural extension of the core competencies and technologies proven in the LexisNexis online products from the past 30 years. The LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group builds on the LexisNexis tradition as a trusted provider and custodian of quality information, and leverages new cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced scoring analytics to create total solutions to address client needs.

LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group is specifically designed to serve the multi-billion dollar risk information industry which is comprised of professionals and organizations such as law enforcement, government agencies, financial services firms, collection agencies, insurance and health care providers, hiring managers, and other professionals.

About LexisNexis Special Services Inc.

LNSSI is a trusted leader in enabling government agencies to transform data into mission- critical decision tools. LNSSI solutions are utilized daily by law enforcement, revenue and social services professionals at the federal and state levels to combat crime and fight fraud, waste and abuse.
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