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Wiley to Mark 210th Anniversary with Bell Ringing at New York Stock Exchange

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 8:30 am EST

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"I am honored to be leading a company that has been a platform for progress for 210 years"

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B), a global research and learning company and one of the world’s leading publishers, today announced that its President and CEO, Brian A. Napack, and Director and member of the seventh generation of the Wiley family, Jesse C. Wiley, will ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in celebration of the company’s 210th anniversary. Also present to mark the occasion will be Deborah Wiley, a member of the sixth generation; Matthew Kissner, Chairman of the Board; and members of senior management.

From its origins as a small Manhattan printing shop in 1807 to its present day worldwide reach, Wiley’s emphasis on the highest quality publishing and its commitment to customers have remained consistent. In the nineteenth century, the company was the publisher of such notable literary figures as James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, as well as legal, religious, and other non-fiction titles. Wiley later became a leader in scientific, technical, medical and scholarly subject areas, publishing over 450 Nobel laureates. In the 20th century, the Company expanded further to become a leader in higher education and professional learning. Over these 210 years, Wiley has been at the forefront of the industrial age, the technology age, and the present emergence of the knowledge-based economy. Wiley today is both one of America’s oldest public corporations and one of the world’s leading and most respected research and learning organizations.

“The history of Wiley is interwoven with American progress and the importance of knowledge and learning throughout the world,” said Jesse Wiley, Director and member of the seventh generation of the Wiley family. “For over two centuries, Wiley has been a constant force in all that knowledge has enabled –advances in science, technology, engineering, and education; breakthroughs in medicine; the Industrial Revolution, and today’s knowledge economies, which are powered by the ability of the individual to continuously learn. We thank all of those who helped get us here and look forward to all the great things we will do in the future.”

"I am honored to be leading a company that has been a platform for progress for 210 years,” said Brian A. Napack, President and CEO. “In today’s digital age, Wiley is more important than ever, putting critical tools and knowledge into the hands of researchers on the path to discovery, students on the path to more powerful learning, and professionals on their way to more productive careers. I’m immensely proud of our ongoing mission and all that we have enabled over 200 years.”

About Wiley

Wiley, a global research and learning company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 210 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company's website can be accessed at


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