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HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY ANNOUNCES FULFILLMENT AND REPRESENTATION BY INTERNATIONAL THOMSON PUBLISHERS IN ASIA

 BOSTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Houghton Mifflin Company (NYSE: HTN) announced today that, beginning Jan. 1 , 1993, it will enter into a fulfillment and representation agreement with International Thomson Publishing for the countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Korea. Under the terms of this agreement, International Thomson will represent all of Houghton Mifflin's college and trade and reference division publications in these countries.
 Michael E. Melody, executive vice president. College and Software Publishing, for Houghton Mifflin, said, "Thomson's many branch offices, strong local representation and expanding presence in Asia make them an especially appropriate partner for us. This agreement is an important element in the realignment of our international operations and helps to provide for a continuation of the major growth in international sales that we have enjoyed in Asia and elsewhere over the past two years."
 Peter Hoenigsberg, executive vice president of International Thomson Publishing said, "International Thomson sees Asia as an area of major expansion, and our relationship with Houghton Mifflin will assist in accelerating our aggressive plans. The Houghton Mifflin list contains a number of outstanding titles that complement our existing product. We are very excited by the opportunities presented by a list of Houghton Mifflin's quality in a market as important as Asia."
 Houghton Mifflin is a leading publisher of textbooks, software, assessments, and other educational materials for the elementary and secondary school and college markets, as well as an extensive line of reference publications, business software, and fiction and nonfiction for adult and young readers.
 International Thomson Publishing is a global publisher of print and electronic materials for the education, professional, and reference markets.
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 /CONTACT: Michael E. Melody, executive vice president of College and Software Publishing of Houghton Mifflin, 617-725-5209/
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