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Former Institutional Investor Editors Join TheStreet.comEditors Who Developed II's Popular "All-America Research Team" Report to Produce Research Products for TheStreet.com

New York, July 27, 1999 -

TheStreet.com

announced today that

Institutional Investor

editor Laurie Meisler, who has compiled

II

's widely followed "All-America Research Team" report for nearly two decades, is leaving

II

to develop securities analyst rankings and other products for

TheStreet.com

. The "All-America Research Team" report, which ranks securities analysts in approximately 90 industry sectors and investment specialties, is followed closely by investors, brokerage firms, and the media. She will be joined by Tina Aridas, another

Institutional Investor

editor, who has worked with Meisler for two decades on the Research Teams as well as on other projects and was responsible for the day-to-day operations for the magazine. Meisler and Aridas were Assistant Managing Editors at

II

.

"Laurie and Tina will be invaluable additions to

TheStreet.com

," said Kevin W. English, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TheStreet.com, a leading Web-based provider of financial and investment news. "Their work at

Institutional Investor

became an important industry benchmark, the Academy Awards of the research analyst community. Now they will be developing an exceptional line of research products for TheStreet.com, continuing to set us apart from other financial news organizations."

"Other publications have tried to imitate the

II

rankings, but we plan to develop a better product under the leadership of a seasoned team," English added. "Laurie and Tina will help us to develop rankings that are more accurate, fairer, and have even more impact, and we'll recognize the top-ranked analysts at a 'Best of

TheStreet.com

' analyst awards dinner."

Meisler and Aridas begin work this week and plan to build an editorial team that will develop research-based products targeted at clients of TheStreet.com's Professional Markets Group, as well as individual investors. They plan to introduce their first reports early next year. The ballots distributed to buy-side professionals in compiling the analyst rankings will be electronic, saving time for voters.

TheStreet.com

will survey a broad range of fund managers in compiling the rankings.

At

Institutional Investor

, Meisler was also responsible for rankings of analysts in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, as well as a ranking of U.S. fixed-income analysts and global research efforts.

TheStreet.com, Inc. (

TSCM:Nasdaq) is publisher of

TheStreet.com

, a leading Web-based provider of original, timely, comprehensive, and trustworthy financial news and commentary.

TheStreet.com

(

www.thestreet.com

) was founded in 1996 and is based in New York City, with bureaus in San Francisco and London.

TheStreet.com's

editorial team, with over 65 experienced financial journalists and two dozen outside contributors, publishes approximately 40 original news stories and commentaries every business day, including columns by James J. Cramer, Herb Greenberg and Adam Lashinsky. TheStreet.com, Inc. has established strategic alliances with Yahoo!, America Online, The New York Times Co., Fox News Network L.L.C., Intuit, 3Com, E*TRADE, DLJ

direct

, and other leading companies.

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