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UCG, a portfolio of business information companies, names Todd Foreman CEO & Nancy Becker, President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Todd Foreman
9737 Washingtonian Blvd.
Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-287-2366 or tforeman@ucg.com

GAITHERSBURG, MD, April 25, 2011

As CEO, Mr. Foreman, a partner in the firm since 1996, will lead UCG's strategic initiatives, guide our senior management team, and oversee our merger and acquisition efforts. UCG has acquired over 40 business information companies since its inception in 1977.

As President, Ms. Becker, a UCG partner since 1988, will head internal operations, drive UCG’s culture and, with Mr. Foreman, oversee UCG's portfolio of existing companies which cover a range of business sectors including energy, telecommunications, technology, banking, financial services and healthcare.

“Over the years Nancy and Todd have demonstrated a willingness to seize responsibilities, work collaboratively, surround themselves with talented executives and make smart decisions. Ed and I are supremely confident in their abilities to lead UCG’s next era of robust growth,” said Bruce Levenson, UCG co-founder.

Ed Peskowitz and Bruce remain with the company as its co-founders.

Todd Foreman is a graduate of Emory University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and George Washington University, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in finance. He is a CPA and began his career at KPMG. He then spent four years in the commercial real estate business before joining UCG in 1992.

Mr. Foreman is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and sits on the boards of M. Lee Smith Publishers, LLC, and the Manitou Camps Foundation.

Nancy Becker is a graduate of Rider University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. Nancy is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive MBA Owner/President/Management program.

Ms. Becker is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Montgomery and serves on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education and on the Board of Advisors of Aunt Hattie’s Place.

Founded in 1977, UCG is one of America’s leading, privately held providers of specialized business-to-business information. UCG’s portfolio is composed of companies serving the information and software needs of decision-makers in health care, oil & energy, high technology, telecommunications, banking & finance, government, funeral and the mortgage industry. UCG employs 500 people. Its headquarters are in Gaithersburg, Md., but it also has offices in Boston,, New Jersey, and Minneapolis. The company has received many awards for journalistic excellence and was voted one of D.C.’s 50 Best Places to Work, by Washingtonian Magazine.

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