Experian named as one of the world’s most innovative companies

Forbes includes Experian in its exclusive Top 100 list of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’

London, 11 November 2014 — Experian has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’. The global information services company is the only company of its kind to be included in Forbes’ exclusive innovation league for 2014.

Brian Cassin, CEO, Experian, said: "Science and innovation are part of Experian’s DNA and it is a tremendous achievement to be recognised by Forbes as one of the world’s most innovative companies. It is an achievement only made possible by the talent and entrepreneurial spirit of the 16,000 people who work at Experian. Together, we are proud to be pioneering new ways to help people and organisations to better protect, manage and unlock the value within their data."

Experian was ranked 97th by Forbes, alongside a host of global brands from a range of industries. The world’s most innovative companies were united by one factor at the heart of Forbes’ methodology: ‘investors’ ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future’. This ‘Innovation Premium’, alongside other factors, determines whether a company is included in Forbes’ exclusive list.

To find out more, please visit forbes.com.

Nishma Shah
Head of PR, UK&I
Tel: 0203 042 4313
E: Nishma.shah@uk.experian.com

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group 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 2014 was US$4.8 billion. Experian employs approximately 16,000 people in 39 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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