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Cision North America CEO Joe Bernardo Steps Down


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Cision AB (STO:CSN) today announced that Joe Bernardo, Chief Executive Officer of Cision North America, has elected for early retirement and will step down from his position on March 1, 2012. Peter Granat, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cision North America, will assume Joe Bernardo's responsibilities, reporting to Hans Gieskes, CEO of the Cision Group.

"For the past 13 years, Joe Bernardo has been key to Cision's success in North America, as the company transformed itself from a news clipping service and publisher of hard-copy media directories to a global software and technology company”, says Hans Gieskes, CEO of the Cision Group. Joe Bernardo has handed over increasing levels of responsibility in the past year to Peter Granat, a long-time Cision executive who spent two years as CEO of Cision Europe before returning to the U.S. as North American President and COO in January 2011. “We have planned for a smooth transition in our North American management team,” says Hans Gieskes.

Cision AB (publ)

P.O. Box 24194

SE-104 51 Stockholm, Sweden

Corp Identity No. SE556027951401

Telephone: 46 (0)8 507 410 00

The information was submitted for publication on February 22, 2012 at 08:30 CET.

Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision's tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia, with partners in over 125 countries and is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.0 billion in 2011. This press release is also available at

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