Ipreo Hires Established Industry Professional to Focus on Russian and CIS Market

London - 31 January 2011

Alexandre Bykov Joins as Account Director to Develop and Support Corporate Investor Relations in the Region

Ipreo, a leading global provider of market intelligence and productivity solutions to investment banks and corporations, announced the hire of Alexandre Bykov as Account Director.

Alexandre will be supporting Russian and CIS clients with tools to effectively manage their investor relations programs, advising on how to develop their shareholder structure in order to attract investment, and investigating strategic opportunities and partnerships for Ipreo within the region. He brings with him an exceptional reputation for aligning corporate and communication strategies. Alexandre joins Ipreo having recently served in business development for PR Newswire focusing on the Russian market. Prior to PR Newswire, he served as a consultant in both the business and IR/PR consulting sectors for PWC, Bloomberg and Weber Shandwick.

"Russia is an exciting and rapidly developing market, demanding high-quality investor relations services and reliable market intelligence,"
said Evan Bernstein, Director of Corporate Services. "We are pleased to have someone of Alexandre's experience dedicated to raising the standard of IR services available in the region."

Ipreo's Corporate Investor Relations business provides a suite of market intelligence services for publicly-listed companies (Global Shareholder Identification, Proxy Solicitation Services, Perception Studies and Investor Targeting), as well as workflow tools and buy-side contact data and investor profiles (BD Corporate).

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