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ANN ARBOR, MI, June 16, 2016 – ProQuest has named James Holmes as its Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience. In his new role, Mr. Holmes will lead the development and execution of innovative strategies across the ProQuest enterprise.

“Jim brings more than 25 years of experience in managing director and sales leadership roles. I’m confident he will make an immediate, positive impact on our go-to-market activities,” said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. “We’re delighted to have Jim join our senior leadership team.”

Mr. Holmes was most recently at Markit Ltd., a diversified provider of financial information and technology solutions, where he was Managing Director and Head of Americas Sales, as well as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to Markit, Jim spent more than 22 years at Thomson Reuters, where he held a number of leadership roles including President, Global Accounts and more recently, Managing Director, Americas Region, with responsibility for sales and marketing, account management and customer training. He was also a member of the Operating Committee.

“I’m excited to join ProQuest, a company whose technology and services have such a positive impact on the advancement of knowledge around the world,” said Mr. Holmes. “I’m eager to work with the global teams as we further enrich the customer experience and contribute to the company’s continuing success.”

Mr. Holmes holds a BBA in Finance from Hofstra University. He will be based in ProQuest’s New York office.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

16 June 2016

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