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Taylor & Francis agrees to acquire Lawrence Elbaum Associates, Inc Acreman, Beverley 09 Oct 2006 13:10 UTC

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Taylor & Francis Group

9 October 2006

Informa plc, the leading global information specialists, today announces
that its Academic & Scientific division (Taylor & Francis) has agreed to
acquire, subject to the receipt of regulatory clearances, Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers (LEA) of New Jersey.

LEA which publishes more than 100 journal titles and 200 new books a
year under the imprints of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates and The Analytic
Press will become a part of Informa's Taylor & Francis business. LEA is
well known for its extensive range of academic titles particularly in
behavioural science and education, where Taylor & Francis also has core
strengths under the Routledge and Psychology Press imprints.

Roger Horton, CEO of the Taylor & Francis Group said: "In addition to
making an excellent fit with our publishing business, strategically the
acquisition of LEA will significantly support our expansion in two
important subject areas - psychology and education - particularly in the
important US market. LEA will be a very welcome addition to the Taylor &
Francis Group."

Being part of Informa will provide LEA with access to a wider range of
customers, content and opportunities.  In addition, Informa will enable
LEA to expand faster into newer and progressive digital formats in
journals, books and combined offerings.

Lawrence Erlbaum, who founded LEA in 1973, said: "I have taken great
care to build my company into the force in academic publishing that it
is today. It is now time for LEA to benefit from being part of a larger
and more global academic publisher, and I am pleased that Taylor &
Francis and I have come to this agreement."


Library customers should continue to contact LEA direct, but if I can be
of any assistance in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Bev Acreman
Global Marketing & Customer Services Director
Taylor & Francis Group