SHANDWICK BUYS INTO INDIAN FIRM

Shandwick International plc, London, last week announced that it
had purchased a 40 percent stake in Corporate Voice Public Relations,
a Shandwick affiliate firm in Bangalore, India. Commenting on the
move, Shandwick Group's chief executive, Dermot McNulty said, "We see
in India a tremendous market for public relations. The liberalization
process and the opening up of the economy have reinforced the need for
corporations to build more open lines of communication with
stakeholders."