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CCH INCORPORATED Names Bonar Publisher For Federal And State Tax Group

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 23, 2002) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information and software announced today that James de Gaspé Bonar has been named publisher of its Federal and State Tax (FAST) group. He succeeds Kevin Robert, who recently was named president and CEO of CCH Tax Compliance.

Most recently Bonar was president and CEO of CCH Canadian, CCH INCORPORATED’s $41 million sister-company based in Toronto. As publisher of the FAST group, Bonar will be responsible for U. S. Publishing’s largest business unit. The country’s most respected and largest provider of federal, state, international and estate tax law information and software, the CCH FAST unit produces 150 Internet, CD-ROM and print products for tax, accounting, legal and financial planning professionals and corporations. Its most noted products include the CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork, available on Tax.CCHGroup, the tax and accounting destination site, CCH Client Relate, U.S. Master Tax Guide and the Standard Federal Tax Reporter.

"James brings an extensive and valuable range of publishing management, product development, marketing and sales experience to FAST," said Rebecca K. Hensley, president and CEO, CCH U.S. Publishing. "Through his strategic planning efforts over the past few years, CCH Canadian has grown into that country’s number-one provider of tax law information and software for accounting professionals."

Under Bonar’s leadership, CCH Canadian pursued an aggressive product development program, launching more than 125 new print and electronic products. He also oversaw the company’s successful migration of products to the web and the development of its market-leading Internet research services.

Bonar has 15 years of publishing experience and joined CCH Canadian five years ago. Prior to being named CEO of the company, he held positions as vice president of sales, marketing and customer satisfaction and general manager of the company’s French-language subsidiary, Publications CCH ltée.

Before joining CCH Canadian, he was vice president and publisher of Sogides ltée, the leading French-language trade book company in Canada. He also was head of Literature and Publishing for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada and a literary awards officer for the Canada Council.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served five generations of business professionals and their clients. The company annually produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at, and its destination site for tax and accounting professionals is

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