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Dow Jones Newswires Appoints Michael Bergmeijer and Neal Lipschutz to New Roles.

NEW YORK -- Dow Jones Newswires today announced that it has appointed Michael C. Bergmeijer, 49, vice president and managing director, international, and Neal S. Lipschutz, 48, vice president and managing editor. Mr. Bergmeijer currently serves as vice president, international sales and marketing, and Mr. Lipschutz is currently senior editor, Americas. Both Mr. Bergmeijer and Mr. Lipschutz will report to Paul J. Ingrassia, president, Dow Jones Newswires. These changes will take effect Oct. 3.

In his new role, Mr. Bergmeijer will be responsible for both business and news operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia-Pacific. His expanded role will allow him to direct the growth of Newswires' overall business, including its roster of local-language wires (which now number nine) and its opportunities to expand relationships with key partners.

Mr. Lipschutz will directly supervise the news staffs in the Americas. He also will be the chief arbiter of, and spokesman for, news policies, coverage and standards for Newswires on a global basis. He will work closely with Mr. Bergmeijer in his new role.

"This new structure will better position Newswires to seize the unique opportunities and to address the special challenges that will arise during the next couple of years," Mr. Ingrassia said. "In North America, the changing role of stock brokers--our traditional core subscriber base--along with the increasing complexity of markets and the opportunity to use new technologies, means we will reshape our wires in a variety of ways."

A native of Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, Mr. Bergmeijer began his Dow Jones career in 1984 as a copyreader for AP-Dow Jones in New York. Between 1986 and 1993, he ran the AP-DJ news operations in Italy, after which he moved to Singapore to launch the Asian Equities Report. He subsequently assumed responsibility for all Newswires news operations in Asia as well as business operations in the region, before moving to London as vice president of international sales and marketing in 2000.

Mr. Bergmeijer has both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Amsterdam. In addition, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Smith College in Northhampton, Mass. He also has a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies in Bologna, Italy.

Mr. Lipschutz, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., has worked for Dow Jones since 1982, serving in a variety of Newswires editorial positions. He became assistant managing editor of Dow Jones News Service, the Company's flagship wire, in 1989, deputy managing editor in 1990 and managing editor in 1997. He was named senior editor for the Americas in 1999. Under Mr. Lipschutz's leadership, Newswires reporters repeatedly have won journalism awards, including a prestigious Loeb Award this year.

He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from New York University.

About Dow Jones Newswires

Dow Jones Newswires ( offers real-time news and information solutions for financial professionals providing investment, advice and institutional services. The division also offers news for financial firms' Web sites and Dow Jones Financial Information Services' database, newsletter and event businesses. In addition to Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ; publishes The Wall Street Journal and its international and online editions, Barron's and the Far Eastern Economic Review, Dow Jones Indexes, MarketWatch, and the Ottaway group of community newspapers. Dow Jones is co-owner with Reuters Group of Factiva, with Hearst of SmartMoney and with NBC Universal of the CNBC television operations in Asia and Europe. Dow Jones also provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S.
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