U.S. Courts Contract for Wide Access to CCH’s Authoritative Online Content as Part of 10-Year Agreement with LexisNexis

RIVERWOODS, IL (September 20, 2004) – CCH INCORPORATED's comprehensive tax, legal and business information has been selected as a key source of authoritative research information by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts under a new and expanded 10-year contract between the Courts and LexisNexis®, the only source outside of CCH to offer CCH's expert content online.

Federal Courts nationwide – including judges, librarians, law clerks, federal defenders and court administrative staff – now have access to an expanded range of CCH research resources online as part of a multi-million-dollar contract with LexisNexis to provide information services to the federal judiciary personnel. CCH (cch.com) is a leading provider of tax, legal and business information, software and services, and a Wolters Kluwer company.

"CCH has a long history as a leading provider of authoritative legal research information to the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the U.S. government. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service again selected CCH as its first choice for tax law information, making CCH’s authoritative services available to thousands of field agents nationwide," noted Kevin Robert, CCH Tax and Accounting CEO. "We’re pleased to continue and expand upon this longstanding position as a trusted source of information for the nation’s lawmakers."

The CCH services will be available via LexisNexis through a new web portal customized for federal judiciary users. A wide range of CCH’s expert content in tax, securities, pension, HR and employment law, health law, payroll, safety, government contracts and more will be available to the U.S. Courts. This wealth of expert resources includes CCH’s flagship products: Standard Federal Tax Reporter, U.S. Master Tax Guide, Federal Estate and Gift Tax Guide, Federal Securities Law Reporter, Trade Regulation Reports, Federal Banking Law Reporter, Medicare/Medicaid Guide, Payroll Management Guide, Employment Practices Guide, Unemployment Insurance Reports, Pension Plan Guide and much more.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (http://www.lexisnexis.com) is a leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: ENL) (NYSE: RUK) (http://www.reedelsevier.com), the company does business in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide. In addition to its flagship Web-based Lexis® and Nexis® research services, the company includes some of the world's most respected legal publishers such as Martindale-Hubbell, Matthew Bender, Butterworths, JurisClasseur, Abeledo-Perrot and Orac.

In the United States, LexisNexis® (http://www.lexisnexis.com) offers an extensive range of products and services that guide professionals in making decisions confidently. This includes online and print legal and regulatory research products, customized Web applications and critical e-filing services for legal professionals. In addition, the company provides products and customized tools that address job-specific and organization-wide information needs for corporations, information professionals, government agencies and libraries.


CCH INCORPORATED (www.cch.com), based in Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of tax, legal and business information, software and services that has served professionals and their clients since 1913. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company (www.wolterskluwer.com). Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2003) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,750 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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