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Interim CFO promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

ProQuest has promoted Jonathan Collins to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Collins, who has been interim CFO since April, oversees all ProQuest’s financial functions, including financial operations, accounting, procurement, facilities, treasury, taxation and investor relations.

"Jonathan's experience and abilities have made him a vital contributor at ProQuest," said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. “We’re delighted to have his strong financial leadership across our entire enterprise."

Mr. Collins joined ProQuest in 2010 as Vice President of Global Financial Operations. Prior to joining ProQuest, he was the Executive Director of Financial Operations for the North American and Asian businesses at International Automotive Components (IAC), a privately owned full service supplier of interior components to global automobile manufacturers. Prior to that role, Mr. Collins spent five years with Lear Corportation, a publically traded Fortune 150 company, in various financial roles in offices throughout the world. Among his positions at Lear was Director of Finance for the North American Electrical Distribution Systems Division. Before joining Lear, Jonathan was a financial analyst with Accenture in Washington D.C.

Mr. Collins earned his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with distinction and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. He holds a BA from Cedarville University.

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14 August 2013

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