Forbes Ranks Verisk Analytics 18th Most Innovative Company in the World

JERSEY CITY, N.J., August 26, 2015 — Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, announced today that it has been ranked 18 out of 100 on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Verisk ranked first among its industry counterparts in the Research & Consulting Services category.

“Most innovation rankings are popularity contests based on past performance or editorial whims,” according to Forbes. “We set out to create something very different with the World’s Most Innovative Companies list, using the wisdom of the crowd. Our method relies on investors’ ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future.”

“We’re honored to be recognized by Forbes for our commitment to innovation,” said Scott Stephenson, president and chief executive officer of Verisk Analytics. “Acknowledgment as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies is a testament to the Verisk team around the world. We remain focused on ensuring that Verisk continues to be an innovative data analytics provider helping our customers protect people, property, and financial assets.”

Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields.

The company employs more than 7,500 people worldwide, and members of its highly skilled workforce hold more than 630 advanced master’s degrees and doctorates in subjects ranging from actuarial science, mathematics, and computer science to physics, engineering, meteorology, and medicine. Verisk employees have also earned hundreds of certifications and professional designations in fields related to their work.

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About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit www.verisk.com.

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