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Official Board Markets merging into RISI's PPI Pulp & Paper Week

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced that it has incorporated the publication Official Board Markets (OBM) into its sister publication, PPI Pulp & Paper Week (PPW).  As the premier news and price reporting service for the North American pulp and paper industry, PPW will leverage the addition of OBM resources and content to improve the accuracy of recovered paper price reporting and expand its coverage of the paperboard market.


"PPW has been providing intelligence on the paperboard and recovered paper markets for more than 30 years.  RISI already has the paper industry's largest team of professional journalists. By combining resources with OBM, we gain access to even more industry contacts. The end result will be news and price coverage that is even more accurate and insightful," said Todd Petracek, Vice President of RISI's News, Markets and Prices division.

Since its acquisition of OBM in early May, RISI has been engaged in a dialogue with industry players to determine how to better meet the market's needs without sacrificing elements of the service OBM customers have come to depend on.

"We were pleased that so many industry leaders were willing to work with us on developing our plan.  The open dialogue we established will ensure that this transition goes smoothly.  It also sets us up for future conversations to continue to improve PPI Pulp & Paper Week," added Petracek.

PPW is published weekly and is available as an online subscription.

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About RISI (
Owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

About UBM plc (
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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