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July 26, 2006

Lincoln Center and Wiley Sign Landmark Multi-Year Publishing Agreement

Visual Art and Exhibitions

July 26, 2006

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Mike Onorato / Wiley


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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., the world’s largest performing arts center, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE: JWa)(NYSE: JWb) announced today that they have formed a new multi-year partnership to publish a co-branded series of books, that will carry the names of both Wiley and Lincoln Center.

Under the terms of this agreement, Lincoln Center and Wiley will collaborate to publish a minimum of 15 books. These books will draw on Lincoln Center’s community of performing artists, global presentations, and Lincoln Center Institute’s educational expertise, as well as Lincoln Center’s archives. The range of works is targeted to families, general interest consumers, educators, and performing arts professionals. The first book under this new partnership will be a history of Lincoln Center from 1979-2006 and published in October, 2006. Other books in the planning stages include one on the acclaimed List Poster and Print Program and a series of family focused concert going companion books.

Reynold Levy, President, Lincoln Center commented, “Lincoln Center has been providing audiences with an exceptional range of world class performing arts presentations over the years, and we look forward to mining our unparalleled creative resources to bring, together with Wiley, the Lincoln Center experience to millions of people, including those who are less familiar with what we have to offer on our stages and in the classroom. This multimedia publishing partnership represents an important dimension of the continuing transformation of Lincoln Center, especially as we approach our 50th anniversary in 2009.”

Stephen Kippur, EVP Wiley and President of Wiley’s professional and trade publishing division states, “We're excited about the Lincoln Center partnership because it gives us immediate strength in the performing arts arena including music, opera, dance, and film, among others. Wiley’s strength in managing well-known brands and global distribution, makes this a win-win for both sides.”

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Its core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals; encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley’s internet site can be accessed at

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) ,serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of more than 400 events annually, LCPA’s popular series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. The Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center extends Lincoln Center’s reach to millions of Americans nationwide. As a leader in arts and education and community relations, LCPA takes a wide range of activities beyond its halls through the Lincoln Center Institute, as well as offering arts-related symposia; family programming; and accessibility. And as manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and its 11 other resident organizations, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and School of American Ballet.

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