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September 20, 2005

Wiley Announces Election of Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., to its Board of Directors

Hoboken, NJ
Peter Booth Wiley, Chairman of the Board, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE: JWa) (NYSE:JWb), announced today that Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moody¿s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has joined the company¿s Board of Directors. A first-time nominee for Director, Mr. McDaniel was elected at the global publisher¿s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on September 15, 2005.

Mr. McDaniel, age 47, joined Moody¿s in 1987. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moody¿s Corporation since April 2005, and a member of Moody¿s Corporation Board of Directors since 2003. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Moody¿s Corporation from January 2004; President of Moody¿s Corporation from October 2004; and President of Moody¿s Investors Service since 2001.

¿Mr. McDaniel brings substantial knowledge and expertise from one of the world¿s most respected and well-known credit rating and credit research publication companies,¿ said Peter Booth Wiley, Chairman of the Board. ¿He will be a tremendous asset to our Board of Directors.¿

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Its core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley's Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.