Sanoma expands its learning solutions portfolio - acquires Bureau ICE, expert in school tests and exams

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Press Release 28/06/2012  14:15

Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. The result of the company will be consolidated to Sanoma from the beginning of Q3 2012. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The company employs some 46 people.

"Bureau ICE's high quality tests and exams, and their expertise in this sector, bring added value for Sanoma Learning. This is a next step on our strategy towards offering comprehensive learning solutions", says CEO Jacques Eijkens from Sanoma Learning. "The demand for tests and exams is rising, schools need good quality tools to monitor the development of their students and determine the learning outcomes of their teaching efforts", he continues.

The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning. Tests and exams are one of the core building blocks of Sanoma Learning's solutions which support teachers and school management with their various daily tasks and help students achieve better results.


Additional information:
Sanoma's Investor Relations Martti Yrjö-Koskinen, tel. +358 40 684 4643 or ir@sanoma.com

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