Experian named one of the most innovative companies in the world

COSTA MESA, California, September 8, 2016

Experian honored as part of Forbes’ top 100 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for third straight year

Experian has been named one of the top 100 most innovative companies for the third year in a row by Forbes magazine. In the publication’s sixth annual list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” Experian climbed to the rank of 71st, alongside a host of other reputable companies including Tesla, Unilever and Under Armour.

Experian was previously ranked as the 97th most innovative company in 2014 and the 88th most innovative company in 2015. The climbing rank confirms investors’ growing belief in Experian’s innovative efforts in harnessing data in new and forward-looking ways.

The ranked companies are identified by “investors’ ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future.” This core identification, or “innovation premium,” among other factors, is the expectation that a company will create and apply new solutions to new and differing situations to generate growth. Based on past performance, Forbes also looks at the company’s potential return on investment.

“We’re proud to be recognized in such a prestigious context, and also to see that our efforts in using data in transformative ways are being well-received,” said Gerry Tschopp, Senior Vice President, Group Communications, Experian. “This honor is a reflection of our more than 17,000 employees who apply their creative thinking to innovate and create solutions that will bring about even brighter futures for our clients, consumers, communities and society overall.”

About Experian

We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. We also help people to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft. In 2016, for the third year running, we were named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes magazine.

We employ approximately 17,000 people in 37 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2016, was US$4.6 billion.