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March 16-31, 2004 Edition FINANCIAL NEWS John Wiley & Sons

Declares Quarterly

Cash Dividend

HOBOKEN, N.J./03/10/04—John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), announced that the Board of Directors at their meeting March 10, 2004 declared a quarterly cash dividend at the rate of $.065 per share on its Class A and Class B Common Stock, payable on April 16, 2004, to shareholders of record on April 2, 2004.

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