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IHS GROUP ACQUIRES U.K. AND AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES; THREE ACQUISITIONS TO DATE IN 1993, MORE EXPECTED

 ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Handling Services Group Inc. today announced separate international acquisitions by two of its operating companies:
 Information Handling Services Inc. acquired Hinton Information Services Pty. Ltd., a major Australian distributor of engineering and medical information products and services. Based in Sydney, the company will be the exclusive Australian sales office for Information Handling Services and its various information company subsidiaries.
 Continental Healthcare Systems Inc., based in Kansas, acquired JAC Computer Services Ltd., the leading U.K. hospital pharmacy software vendor. Based in Essex, England, JAC will develop and promote Continental's pharmacy and materials management software products, as well as its own pharmacy inventory control system, for the U.K. hospital marketplace.
 According to Mike Timbers, president and chief executive officer of IHS Group, both acquisitions will add to the international strength of the Group, a leading provider of technical, regulatory, and health information, information management systems and services; with worldwide sales in excess of US$200 million.
 These recent IHS Group acquisitions are in addition to that of Logicraft Inc. of Nashua, N.H. Logicraft, the world's leading producer of PC Network Servers was acquired in March. IHS Group also expects to close on several other acquisitions by the end of the year.
 Other IHS Group companies include D.A.T.A. Business Publishing; Global Engineering Documents; IHS Publishing Group Inc.; IHS Information Integration Inc.; IHS Regulatory Products Inc.; and Technical Indexes Ltd., based in the U.K.
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 /CONTACT: Miles A.S. Baldwin of IHS Group, 303-397-2228/


CO: Information Handling Services Group Inc.; Hinton Information
 Services Pty. Ltd.; Information Handling Services Inc.; Continental
 Healthcare Systems Inc.; JAC Computer Services Ltd.; Logicraft Inc. ST: Colorado IN: CPR SU: TNM


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