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KWR International to Support CSFB DNA’s New Sovereign Data+ Information Service

NEW YORK--September 10, 2003

KWR International, Inc. (KWR) announces the formation of an alliance with Credit Suisse First Boston Data & Analytics, LLC (CSFB DNA), in which it will provide a range of consulting services to corporate, market and financial professionals who subscribe to CSFB DNA’s new Sovereign Data+ (SD+) Internet-based information service.

CSFB DNA’s new SD+ website features enhanced coverage of approximately 100 major economies, including comprehensive forecasts with links to news, financial market information (fixed income, equity, foreign exchange) and critical country-specific background information. In addition, SD+ provides analytic tools that interpret sovereign risk and allow for the retention of superior comparative information in one easy-to-use location.

Keith W. Rabin, President of KWR noted “In addition to the information provided by CSFB, the World Bank and IMF, SD+ clients will have an ability to move beyond the data -- through customized research and support services provided by our global network of consultants and analysts. We are pleased to join forces with CSFB DNA and believe this unique platform will facilitate the ability of SD+ subscribers to successfully navigate today’s fast moving and increasingly complex business and financial markets.”

William Battey, President of CSFB DNA commented “This alliance enhances the valuable combination of data, securities prices and risk management tools offered by SD+ with KWR’s wide range of consulting support capabilities. It will enable SD+ clients to evaluate more fully other important country and industry risk factors in their efforts to identify, understand and achieve their business objectives”.

SD+ is the first product offered by CSFB DNA in an effort to provide corporate, market and financial professionals with one-stop access to enhanced securities data and analytics. Leveraging CSFB’s global securities data platform, CSFB DNA integrates trader-sourced securities price information with state-of-the-art analytical tools to offer users top-quality market and economic insight delivered via the Internet, as well as other delivery solutions through leading third party distributors.

The second series of products now available provide for full access to all fixed income and convertible over-the-counter securities data in 6 currencies worldwide, priced by CSFB traders. This universe of government, credit and structured products comprises the 25-30,000 securities that most major investors utilize for same day pricing information or for quantitative time series analysis, which their analysts perform.

Other tools provided by CSFB DNA later in the fall will include a quantitative risk tool called “CUSP” (Credit Underlying Securities Pricing Model). This credit risk tool will offer a risk profile of each major, rated company which is useful for both credit and equity portfolio managers and lending risk managers concerned with monitoring company specific risk events and trading opportunities. A company financial data site and an integrated news retrieval service will also be released over the next few months.

About KWR International, Inc.

KWR International, Inc. (KWR) is a consulting firm specializing in the delivery of research, communications and advisory services with a particular emphasis on sovereign and economic analysis, public/investor relations, business and technology development, public affairs, cross border transactions and market entry programs. This includes engagements for a wide range of national and local government agencies, trade and industry associations, start-ups, turnarounds, technology and venture capital firms. KWR also serves multinational corporations; as well as financial institutions, investment managers, financial intermediaries and legal, accounting and other professional service firms.

About Credit Suisse First Boston

Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) is a leading global investment bank serving institutional, corporate, government and individual clients. CSFB's businesses include securities underwriting, sales and trading, investment banking, private equity, financial advisory services, investment research, venture capital, correspondent brokerage services and asset management. CSFB operates in 69 locations in 34 countries across five continents. The Firm is a business unit of the Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group, a leading global financial services company.

To arrange a free trial subscription to CSFB DNA’s new SD+ information service or to obtain more information about this alliance and KWR International, please contact:

Suzanne Harvey
KWR International, Inc.
Tel. +1-212-532-3005
Fax +1-212-799-0517

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KWR International, Inc.
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Phone: +1.212.532.3005
Fax: +1.212.799.0517

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