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Markit adds Wall Street Horizon’s corporate events data to Markit Hub

Thu June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016, London and New York, NY – Markit (Nasdaq: MRKT), a leading global provider of financial information services, today announced that it has selected Wall Street Horizon (WSH) to supply corporate events data to Markit Hub. Markit Hub aggregates research, analysis and news content from global banks, information providers and news agencies.

Markit Hub customers will gain access to WSH’s acclaimed forward-looking and historical corporate events datasets, providing information to help professionals manage risk, understand price movement, avoid volatility, and generate alpha. Accurate corporate events data is an increasingly important part of buyside firms’ toolkits, according to WSH’s 2016 Corporate Event Research Survey.

“Markit Hub was created to aggregate the most relevant and high-quality research and data necessary for users to thrive on a day-to-day basis,” said Tom Conigliaro, managing director of Trading Services at Markit. “With the addition of Wall Street Horizon’s events data, they will be finely tuned to less visible, but increasingly vital indicators.”

“Corporate events can have a significant impact on investment strategy, timing and outcome,” said Bruce Fador, President and CCO of Wall Street Horizon. “Markit’s recognition of the value in adding our forward looking event dates lends further credence to its importance to investors.  We’re thrilled to partner with Markit to make our unique data offerings available to such an influential user base.”

Markit Hub provides a centralised interface for managing sellside and independent research, industry content, economic research, company fundamentals and filings. More than 20,000 financial market professionals, representing over 14,000 investment firms, use Markit Hub to access research, news and data from global banks, news and third-party research providers.

About Markit
Markit is a leading global provider of financial information services. We provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. Founded in 2003, we employ over 4,200 people in 13 countries. Markit shares are listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MRKT. For more information, please see www.markit.com. Markit® is a registered trademark of Markit Group Limited and/ or its affiliates.

About Wall Street Horizon
Wall Street Horizon provides institutional investors and traders with an ever expanding set of forward-looking and historical corporate event datasets including earnings dates, dividend dates, options expiration dates, splits, spinoffs and a wide variety of investor-related conferences. With access via machine-readable feeds or the Enchilada online application, the company's award-winning data is widely recognized for its unmatched accuracy and timeliness. For more information, please visit www.WallStreetHorizon.com.

For further information, please contact:

Markit
Joanna Vickers
Telephone: +44 207 260 2234
Email: joanna.vickers@markit.com

Wall Street Horizon
Kathleen Ryan
781.994.3500 x228
kryan@wallstreethorizon.com