Toronto, ON., November 8, 2017 – Today NELSON, Canada’s leading educational publisher, announced it has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The new agreement encompasses Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s kindergarten to grade 12 print and digital catalogue of educational content and learning resources.

The partnership represents a continued focus in expanding NELSON’s comprehensive offering of learning solutions in print and within their new digital eco-system Edwin.

“The addition of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt K-12 portfolio enriches our current offering and reaffirms our commitment to developing and curating an extensive world-class catalogue of learning resources for Canadian classrooms,” explained Steve Brown, NELSON President and CEO. “At NELSON our approach is always quality driven and consumer centric. Our goal is to provide the best possible content available so educators have a choice to select what best meets the needs of their students.”

The strategic distribution agreement expands Nelson’s core offering in K-12 across Literacy, Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts and World Languages. It will also strengthen NELSON’s learning resources across e-learning, early years, and adult education.

“We are excited to partner with NELSON, Canada’s leading content provider in the K-12 classroom,” said Sam Bonfante, Head of International, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “This distribution agreement ensures Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has access to the depth of resources that NELSON offers, including their strong sales and marketing capabilities, accelerating HMH’s goal of improving learning outcomes by ensuring high-quality education resources are accessible to all learners.”

About NELSON:
NELSON is Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher. NELSON believes in the evolution of life-long education and dedicates its business efforts to the creation of quality, innovative solutions that support the needs of every student, teacher, and instructor to empower learning success. For more information about NELSON, please visit us at Nelson.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children’s books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.
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For media inquiries please contact:

Alana De Guerre
Senior Consultant, Marketing Communications, NATIONAL Public Relations
416 586 1932
adeguerre@national.ca

Justine E. Rae
Vice President Marketing, NELSON
416 752 9100 ext 6305
Justine.rae@nelson.com

Leah Riviere
Senior Communications Manager, HMH
617-351-5020
leah.riviere@hmhco.com