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FactSet Research Systems Acquires europrospectus.com limited

February 27, 2006

FactSet Research Systems Acquires europrospectus.com limited
Monday February 27, 5:00 pm ET

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2006--FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS), a major supplier of computer-based financial and economic data to the investment community, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of europrospectus.com limited.

europrospectus.com was formed in 1997 to collect and provide quick access to hard-to-find equity, fixed income and derivatives prospectuses. The service offers full text, clause and field searching on debt, equity and warrant prospectuses, programs, pricing supplements and M&A transactions. The global, web-based service (www.europrospectus.com) is used by investment banks, law firms, asset managers and other professionals in the international capital markets.

About FactSet
FactSet Research Systems Inc. is a leading provider of global financial and economic information, including fundamental data on tens of thousands of companies worldwide. Combining more than 200 databases into its own dedicated online service, the Company also provides the tools to download, combine and manipulate the data for investment analysis. The Company, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, was formed in 1978 and now conducts operations from more than twenty-two locations worldwide including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Frankfurt. FactSet is a registered trademark of FactSet Research Systems Inc.

About europrospectus.com
Headquartered in East Sussex, England, europrospectus.com was set up in 1997 to provide quick and precise access to hard-to-find prospectuses and clauses within them, via text, field and clause searches. The global service (www.europrospectus.com) is now being used by investment banks, law firms and other professionals in the international capital markets. europrospectus.com can offer its service for internal use only, or to be incorporated within a client's extranet, or both.

About Marlin & Associates
Marlin & Associates (M&A) initiated this transaction and acted as exclusive advisor to europrospectus.com. M&A is a specialized investment banking advisory and consulting firm providing transaction advice and services to middle-market firms in the media, technology, information and business services sectors. The firm is based in New York City and Washington DC. www.MarlinAndAssociates.com

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