The Ziment Group Acquires Consumer Health Sciences; Transfer Part Of WPP'S Purchase Of Grey Global Group

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2005--The Ziment Group, a leading healthcare and pharmaceutical market research consultancy headquartered in New York, announced today that Consumer Health Sciences, a health information and market research company that provides disease-specific, self-reported consumer data to pharmaceutical and life science companies, has become a separate operating division of the group as part of Grey Global Group's recent purchase by WPP, Plc. ('WPP'). Formerly part of Grey Healthcare, CHS, will form a new division within The Ziment Group. The company's flagship offering is its National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS), conducted annually from a population of 45,000 adult consumers in the U.S. and 20,000 Europeans in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The survey covers a broad range of health related topics, including opinions and attitudes toward healthcare, sources of healthcare information, the respondents' current state of health, personal health history, and the severity and treatment of illnesses. The company will continue to operate from its home in Princeton, New Jersey.

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