The Advisory Board Company Schedules Earnings Conference Call for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2010

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board Company (Nasdaq: ABCO) announced today that it will hold a conference call hosted by Robert W. Musslewhite, Chief Executive Officer and Michael T. Kirshbaum, Chief Financial Officer, to discuss the Company's financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010.  The call will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time.  The Company plans to release its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 after the market closes on Thursday, February 3, 2011.

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The conference call will be available via live webcast in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at  To participate by telephone, the dial-in number is 866.203.3436 and the access code is 12459229.  Call participants are advised to dial in at least five minutes prior to the call to register.  The webcast will be archived for seven days: from 8:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, February 3, 2011, until 8:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, February 10, 2011.

About The Advisory Board Company

The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and installation support and management and advisory services primarily to the health care industry, focusing on business strategy, operations, and general management issues.  The Company provides best practices and research through discrete programs to a membership of nearly 3,000 organizations, including leading hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, health care insurers, medical device companies, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.  Members of each program are typically charged a fixed annual fee and have access to an integrated set of services that may include best practice research studies, executive education seminars, customized research briefs, web-based access to the program's content database, and software tools.

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