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Morningstar to Provide Advisor Workstation to Scudder Investments' Sales Force and Top-Producing Financial Advisors

CHICAGO, May 20, 2002 – Morningstar, Inc., a global investment research firm, today announced that Scudder Investments will begin offering the Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM exclusively to its wholesalers and select top-producing financial advisors. Workstation is a customizable set of online investment planning tools for investment professionals. 

"We've designed the Workstation to be completely integrated with Scudder's platform, providing a streamlined process for Scudder to help advisors research investments and create diversified investment proposals for their clients and prospects," said Chris Boruff, president of Morningstar's advisor business. 

Morningstar has provided Scudder Investments with a customized version of the Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM, including a research module to analyze and compare the full universe of mutual funds, variable annuities, and individual stocks--daily performance data are available. The Workstation for Scudder Investments also features an asset allocation tool that helps advisors create investment portfolios with the appropriate target asset mix to meet the desired investment goals of specific clients and prospects. These tools also enable advisors to create NASD-compliant hypothetical illustrations and presentation materials in an attractive, client-ready format. 

"Throughout its history, Scudder Investments has been innovative in the products and services it has offered to advisors and their clients," said Bill Glavin, president U.S. Mutual Fund Business. "With Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM, Scudder Investments maintains this tradition by being among the first asset management firms to provide this unique tool to advisors. The WorkstationSM will help advisors strengthen their relationships with clients and build their business." 

About Scudder Investments 
Scudder Investments is part of Deutsche Asset Management, a global investment manager with $800 billion in managed assets (as of Dec. 31, 2001) and more than 500 portfolio managers and analysts worldwide. Its investment platforms combine global capabilities with local expertise to deliver a comprehensive line-up of investment products, across a range of asset classes and investing styles.

About Morningstar, Inc. 
Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm. Morningstar supplies a variety of products and services to professional investment advisors, including Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM Morningstar® Principia ® Pro investment management software, Morningstar Mutual Funds SM, the annual Morningstar Investment Conference, and the Morningstar Professional Education Series.

Morningstar's Web site for advisors, Morningstar Advisor.com was launched in mid-2000 and currently has nearly 80,000 registered users. MorningstarAdvisor.com offers Morningstar Reports on more than 40,000 stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and variable annuity subaccounts.

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