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27-AUG-01
» World'Vest Base, Inc. announces the opening of a data collection center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chicago, Il., August 27, 2001 / -- World''Vest Base Inc. (http://www.wvb.com), the largest independent and respected international financial information provider to the financial community, announced today the opening of a data collection office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Philippe O. Piette Jr., World''Vest Base''s CEO, said, “After the positive experience WVB has with its Prague office, we had been evaluating establishing an Asian data collection center. Today this became a reality. WVB explored a number of countries and locations in the Asia, but Kuala Lumpur provides WVB with the best regional location in respect to local employee skills, infrastructure and political stability. I believe WVB has assembled an outstanding team of highly qualified, motivated and enthusiastic people. This team will spearhead WVB’s effort to increase its market coverage and improve timeliness of Asia companies.”

The office, located at Wisma Hangsam, Suite 1101, Jalan Hang Lekir, 5000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be co-managed by, Mr. Shan Thuraisingham and Mrs. Frieda Yang.  Mr. Shan Thuraisingham is the Office and government relations manager. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an accounting degree from MAP-Ohio. In addition Mr. Thuraisingham is a Fellow of the Faculty of Secretaries and Administrators in the United Kingdom. Mrs. Frieda Yang will be responsible for HR issues, is fluent in Thai and Mandarin, has an MBA and held various management positions both in Malaysia and the Peoples Republic of China.

Besides data collection for the region, the office will also provide customer support to the World''Vest Base customers in Asia.

About World’vest Base, Inc.
World''Vest Base Inc., the benchmark for high quality international "as reported" financial information, is the leader in providing the broadest coverage of professional grade financial data to the investment banking, accounting, consulting and lending market. World''Vest Base Inc. specializes in the compilation, integration, display and delivery of a superior quality database of descriptive and analytic information on over 16,000 non-US corporations and 9,000 US companies supplied by Media General Financial Services Inc.. Well known to the professional consulting and investment banking community for 15 years, the company has distributed its services traditionally through other parties and since 1997 under its brand name. The company''s data is also distributed via on-line vendors such as Bureau Van Dijk; AXL Performance Solutions; Exchange Data International; AFX News; Stockpoint; Media General and independent finance oriented web sites, such as Interactive Investors; Inlumen Inc.; Quantal International; JCF; Onvista AG; EuroFinancials.com; Six AB; ADR.COM; Zacks Inc.; Deutsche Bank GDR; as well as through its own web site (http://www.wvb.com).