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D&B Selected as One of the

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

D&B Selected as One of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for Fifth Consecutive Year11:00 EDT Tuesday, March 26, 2013 SHORT HILLS, N.J. (Business Wire) -- D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, today announced that it has been named by The Ethisphere Institute as one of 2013's World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies. The Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. First published in 2007, the World's Most Ethical Companies listing has become more competitive with each passing year. This year, D&B was chosen as one of 145 companies who embody the true spirit of Ethisphere's credo: “Good. Smart. Business. Profit” D&B earned its place on the 2013 list by maintaining a culture of integrity and ethics, and being a leader in its industry. “We are thrilled to be selected alongside this elite group of companies for five consecutive years,” said Sara Mathew, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of D&B. “This honor speaks volumes about our commitment to a culture of integrity as we rise to meet the challenges of today's business environment.” The methodology for the WME ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers. Read about the methodology and view the list of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies at www.ethisphere.com. About Dun & Bradstreet® (D&B) Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 171 years. D&B's global commercial database contains more than 220 million business records. The database is enhanced by D&B's proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, which provides our customers with quality business information. This quality information is the foundation of our global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions. D&B provides two solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs globally. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability; and D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions™ to provide data management capabilities that provide effective and cost efficient marketing solutions and to convert prospects into clients by enabling business professionals to research companies, executives and industries. Dun & BradstreetMedia:Patricia Colpitts, 512-578-8016colpittsp@dnb.comorInvestor Relations:Roger Sachs, CFA, 973-921-5914sachsr@DNB.com