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Cheryl Francis Elected to Morningstar Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Aug 26, 2002 – Morningstar, Inc., an independent global investment research firm, today announced that Cheryl Francis has been elected to its board of directors. 

Francis brings more than 20 years of experience to Morningstar's board. She was executive vice president and chief financial officer of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company from 1995 to 2000. Prior to joining Donnelley, she was vice president and treasurer of FMC Corporation. She also has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. 

"Cheryl has a keen financial and business mind and significant board experience," said Joe Mansueto, chairman, founder and chief executive officer of Morningstar. "She will make a great addition to our board."

In addition to her position at Morningstar, Francis currently serves as head of the audit committees for the boards of directors of Hewitt Associates, Inc., a human resources outsourcing and consulting firm, and HON Industries, a producer of office furniture and hearth equipment. She was director for Lands' End Inc., a direct merchant of clothing, before its acquisition by Sears, Roebuck and Co. in June 2002.

Francis is active in the Chicago community, and was named one of "Chicago's 100 Most Influential Women" by Crain's in 1996. She received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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