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UNITED BUS. MEDIA BUYS STAKE IN PR DISTRIBUTION SERVICE; CHANGES UNIT NAMES.



United Business Media (UBM UBM United Business Media Plc (London)
UBM Under-Bump Metallization
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UBM United Bikers of Maine
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; London) has acquired 50% of the Dutch national news agency's news release distribution division, ANPPS, for [pound]3.9 million in cash. UBM said its decision to invest in the Dutch company is part of its ongoing strategy to provide PR

Newswire with a "strong local identity in key markets."

ANPPS is a unit of ANP ANP atrial natriuretic peptide.

ANP

atrial natriuretic peptide.

ANP Atrial natriuretic peptide, see there
 (Amsterdam), the Dutch national news agency, and is the leading press release distribution provider in the Netherlands, issuing full-text news releases to 8000 journalists via newswire, e-mail and fax. The deal closely follows UBM's recent acquisition of Cyperus, the leading corporate communications Corporate communications is the process of facilitating information and knowledge exchanges with internal and key external groups and individuals that have a direct relationship with an enterprise.  services company for the technology industry in France and Spain.

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 has changed the names of two of its operating units. United Business Media International is now known as CMP Information and the Miller Freeman Asia unit, operating in 11 markets in Asia and the U.S., has been changed to CMP CMP (cytidine monophosphate): see cytosine.


(1) (CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, NY, www.cmp.com) Part of United Business Media, CMP is a leading integrated media company that offers a wide variety of publications and services in the information
 Asia (Hong Kong).
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Date:Jul 31, 2001
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