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CQ Roll Call Acquires Illumen

Move Expands Leadership in Advocacy Tools Market

Washington, D.C. -- CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, today announced it has acquired Illumen, a leader in innovative solutions for organizations seeking to engage their constituents. Illumen's technologies includes sophisticated issue monitoring tools, customized dynamic content delivery from key media sources, digital advocacy networks and targeting solutions that allow organizations to inform and engage their audiences. With the addition of Illumen, CQ Roll Call greatly enhances the offerings of both its flagship legislative tracking services and its advocacy tools.

"We provide solutions for those seeking to understand and have a meaningful impact on the public debate," said Keith White, CQ Roll Call Managing Director. "Together, CQ Roll Call and Illumen will deliver clients unprecedented capabilities in online advocacy, customized information solutions in near real-time, and audience targeting."

Capwiz, CQ Roll Call's groundbreaking advocacy service, and Knowlegis, the company's market leading government relations management tool, are instantly complemented by the customized news bundles and collaborative workflow portals that Illumen delivers.

"The synergies between Illumen tools and Capwiz and Knowlegis signal a significant step forward in the advocacy marketplace," said Peter Anthony, Illumen CEO and President. "Our shared commitment to providing clients with the tools they need to engage their audience makes this combination a guaranteed value for both current and future clients."

After the two companies merge, Peter Anthony will assume the role of SVP and Publisher of Advocacy Services and State Track.

For more information about the acquisition, please contact Bill Kiniry, at williamkiniry@cqrollcall.com.

About Illumen
Founded in 2001, Illumen delivers customizable tools that enable customers to stay abreast of and act on shifts in public opinion, legislative initiatives and media perception, Illumen also delivers digital solutions to create online engagement, education and involvement and services to breakdown and target audiences to create interest, involvement and impact.

About CQ Roll Call, An Economist Group business
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy tools to take action. As the premier source of objective news, trusted analysis, and unparalleled coverage of Congressional action and the politics of legislation, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the legislative process and give our clients the tools they need to maximize their influence. Our unmatched network of relationships and expertise has powered the productivity of those who rely on us since 1945.