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John Wiley & Sons Inc. : Wiley Acquires Assets from Stevenson, Inc., a Leading Publisher of Resources for Nonprofits and Associations

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12/07/2012 | 02:32pm EST

December 07, 2012

Wiley Acquires Assets from Stevenson, Inc., a Leading Publisher of Resources for Nonprofits and Associations

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Wiley Acquires Assets from Stevenson, Inc., a Leading Publisher of Resources for Nonprofits and Associations

Acquisition extends Wiley's reach and digital strategy in the nonprofit sector

San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2012 - John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa, JWb) announced today the acquisition of assets from Stevenson, Inc., a leading resource for newsletters and online events in fundraising, nonprofit management, and communications. These assets include six well-respected newsletters and a variety of online events and special reports. The acquisition will enable Wiley to expand its already robust strategy for digital delivery of content to the growing nonprofit market globally.

"The acquisition of the Stevenson assets enables Wiley to increase our presence in this important category and provide practical, must-have information to nonprofit professionals," said Debra Hunter, President, Jossey-Bass, and Vice President, Wiley Professional Development.

A key title in the acquisition is The Major Gifts Report, which is now in its fourteenth year of publication. This monthly publication describes ways for nonprofits to approach organizations for large, charitable gifts, along with how to use them most beneficially. Additional titles acquired by Wiley from Stevenson, Inc. include: The Volunteer Management Report, Successful Fundraising, The Nonprofit Communications Report, The Membership Management Report, and Special Events Galore.

"We are confident that under Wiley's capable direction the newsletters and online events will continue to be successful and make significant contributions to the nonprofit sector," said Scott Stevenson, President and CEO of Stevenson, Inc.

Wiley has a 30-year history of serving the professional development and hands-on resource needs of nonprofit professionals. Through its nonprofit programs, Wiley and its Jossey-Bass brand publish more than 60 books and a dozen subscription products a year and facilitate a growing network of nonprofit leaders at www.NonprofitCommunity.com. Key authors include Bruce Hopkins, Charles Bronfman, Leslie R. Crutchfield, Heather Grant and Beth Kanter. Key subscription products include Leader to Leader, Board and Administrator, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Counsel, Corporate Philanthropy Report, Federal Grants & Contracts, Nonprofit Business Advisor and Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

About Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice.  Wiley's Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success.  It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.

About Stevenson, Inc.

Established in 1993, Stevenson, Inc. helps all types of nonprofits and associations achieve greater success: colleges/universities, hospitals and other health-related organizations, schools, museums, Chambers of Commerce, libraries, United Way agencies, youth organizations and more.

It publishes six monthly nationally acclaimed newsletters with subscribers throughout the U.S., Canada and other foreign countries. Available digitally and in print, the newsletters are sold on an annual subscription basis and focus on specific aspects of nonprofit and association management.

The company also publishes manuals and special reports and offers several online events throughout the year presented by proven experts from the nonprofit community. www.stevensoninc.com

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