WeatherData Services, Inc. becomes AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

August 24, 2011; 6:18 AM

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Company expands focus to provide superior weather risk mitigation solutions at an enterprise-wide level

STATE COLLEGE, PA, August 24, 2011 - AccuWeather, Inc. announced today that the name of WeatherData Services Inc., an AccuWeather company, has been officially changed to AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. The adoption of the new name reflects the company's focus on developing and providing leading-edge forecasting services for global businesses and government agencies.

"AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. enables clients to translate weather impact into actionable business insight to drive improved business performance. The commitment to continually enhance products and services to provide mission critical, weather-driven solutions to enterprises worldwide underscores AccuWeather's focus not just on the weather, but more importantly -- on what the weather means to you," Bradley J. Mitchell, Chief Commercial Officer, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions said. In addition to SkyGuard®, the site-specific, customized, weather warning service, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. recently introduced SkyGuard® Online. SkyGuard Online is a cutting-edge, web-based interactive mapping system that enables businesses to track in real-time how weather will impact their specific locations and operations.

"With the new name we are renewing our commitment to bringing clients not only the most accurate, timely and customized weather forecasts and warnings, but also an array of new tools that help clients mitigate risk and create competitive advantage by anticipating and better responding to weather events," Mike Smith, Senior Vice President, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. said. "Our commitment to cutting-edge weather science, innovation, and customer service remains unchanged. We still have the goals that I set forth for the company when I formed it 30 years ago this month. Recent events make weather risk mitigation more important than ever. Our new name reflects that importance." In March of 2006 AccuWeather, Inc. acquired WeatherData Services, Inc., a Wichita, Kansas company founded by Mike Smith. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of AccuWeather, the company has continued to specialize in weather-risk management consulting and proprietary state-of-the-art weather forecasting and services. Mike Smith and the WeatherData team will continue as employees of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc., and will remain based in Wichita, Kansas.

### About AccuWeather, Inc. AccuWeather delivers mission-critical, weather-driven, enterprise solutions that assist business, government, media, and institutions worldwide in protecting their people, property and profits from the effects of weather. AccuWeather's enterprise products include the most accurate, site-specific, customized severe weather warnings, short- and long-range forecasts, and applied weather information. In addition, the 116 AccuWeather meteorologists present forecasts and severe weather bulletins each day to one quarter of a billion persons worldwide via the free AccuWeather.com website, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. More than 50,000 third-party Internet sites display AccuWeather content, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information. ###

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WeatherData Services, Inc. becomes AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

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August 24, 2011, 7:28:51 AM EDT

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Company expands focus to provide superior weather risk mitigation solutions at an enterprise-wide level

STATE COLLEGE, PA, August 24, 2011 — AccuWeather, Inc. announced today that the name of WeatherData Services Inc., an AccuWeather company, has been officially changed to AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. The adoption of the new name reflects the company’s focus on developing and providing leading-edge forecasting services for global businesses and government agencies.

“AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. enables clients to translate weather impact into actionable business insight to drive improved business performance. The commitment to continually enhance products and services to provide mission critical, weather-driven solutions to enterprises worldwide underscores AccuWeather’s focus not just on the weather, but more importantly -- on what the weather means to you,” Bradley J. Mitchell, Chief Commercial Officer, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions said. In addition to SkyGuard®, the site-specific, customized, weather warning service, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. recently introduced SkyGuard® Online. SkyGuard Online is a cutting-edge, web-based interactive mapping system that enables businesses to track in real-time how weather will impact their specific locations and operations.

“With the new name we are renewing our commitment to bringing clients not only the most accurate, timely and customized weather forecasts and warnings, but also an array of new tools that help clients mitigate risk and create competitive advantage by anticipating and better responding to weather events,” Mike Smith, Senior Vice President, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc. said. “Our commitment to cutting-edge weather science, innovation, and customer service remains unchanged. We still have the goals that I set forth for the company when I formed it 30 years ago this month. Recent events make weather risk mitigation more important than ever. Our new name reflects that importance.” In March of 2006 AccuWeather, Inc. acquired WeatherData Services, Inc., a Wichita, Kansas company founded by Mike Smith. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of AccuWeather, the company has continued to specialize in weather-risk management consulting and proprietary state-of-the-art weather forecasting and services. Mike Smith and the WeatherData team will continue as employees of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc., and will remain based in Wichita, Kansas.

### About AccuWeather, Inc. AccuWeather delivers mission-critical, weather-driven, enterprise solutions that assist business, government, media, and institutions worldwide in protecting their people, property and profits from the effects of weather. AccuWeather’s enterprise products include the most accurate, site-specific, customized severe weather warnings, short- and long-range forecasts, and applied weather information. In addition, the 116 AccuWeather meteorologists present forecasts and severe weather bulletins each day to one quarter of a billion persons worldwide via the free AccuWeather.com website, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. More than 50,000 third-party Internet sites display AccuWeather content, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information. ###

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