Burlington, Mass., Jan. 4, 2000 -- Cognos announced the immediate availability of a new financial charting solution to support nasdaq.com and amex.com. In an agreement to provide a company performance charting solution for Web users, The Nasdaq-Amex Market Group turned to Cognos, a leading strategic vendor of enterprise business intelligence solutions. Visitors to nasdaq.com and amex.com will be able to use the charting solution to analyze the corporate performance of Nasdaq, Amex and NYSE companies. The financial data for the solution is provided by Primark Corporation, a leading provider of financial and business research information.

Through its solution, Cognos will provide charts that cover key financials, such as revenue, return on equity, and profit margins, for Nasdaq, Amex and NYSE listed companies. In addition, users will be able to see how a selected company compares along key financial measures relative to the appropriate Nasdaq Index, to averages for its overall sector and to companies of a similar size in their sector.

Free access to the service is available through www.nasdaq.com and www.amex.com. Users who want perform more sophisticated analysis on their desktop will be able to download a free version of Cognos PowerPlay along with a data cube -- which includes detailed financials Nasdaq-Amex listed companies --from the Cognos Web site at www.cognos.com.

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