D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world's leading source of commercial information
and insight on businesses, announced today that it has temporarily
suspended its Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co Ltd. operations
in China, pending an investigation into allegations that its data
collection practices may violate local Chinese consumer data privacy
laws. D&B acquired Roadway's operations in 2009, and for 2011 Roadway
accounted for approximately $23 million in revenue and $2 million in
In addition, D&B has been reviewing certain allegations that local
employees may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and
certain other laws in our China operations. D&B is cooperating with the
local Chinese investigation, and has voluntarily reported these matters
to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange
D&B will continue to actively pursue these investigations until the
matter is satisfactorily resolved.
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Jack Newton, 404-995-4527
Roger Sachs, 973-921-5914