Experian launches global commercial credit report service in Asia Pacific

Experian partners with leading in-country credit bureaus across Asia Pacific to provide comprehensive company information on any business in the world

Hong Kong, 27 April 2011 – Experian®, the global information services company, today announced the launch of International Business Reports 360° (IBR 360°), allowing organisations to access the highest quality commercial credit information available about suppliers and customers from around the world.

IBR 360° will enable organisations to mitigate risk and access powerful business information to drive effective decision making.

“Experian has launched IBR 360° to meet the critical information demands of organisations today,” comments John Peng, Experian Managing Director, Greater China. “Globalisation has led to an increase in international trade partners and suppliers and driven the requirement for more detailed company information before contractual commitments are made.”

Banking and financial services, government departments and importers and exporters in particular need to minimise risk, comply with local country/corporate legislation and make well informed decisions to protect themselves when trading internationally.

“As Asia Pacific organisations look to expand into new global markets, it is critical to partner with customers and suppliers you can trust,” comments Peng. “IBR 360°’s ‘best of breed’ model means it partners with the leading credit services provider in each Asia-Pacific country to provide access to high quality data. This is complemented by Experian’s own extensive global credit bureau network.

“This means customers can be confident that the most detailed, accurate and up to date information can be sourced on potential customers and suppliers.”

Further information on IBR 360° can be found by visiting www.experian.com.hk/ibr360

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Margaret Lam
VP Marketing
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About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2010 was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.