NU Online News Service, Sept. 13, 10: 45 a.m. ? No employee from Standard & Poor’s, New York was hurt in the terrorist attacks that have decimated New York’s financial district, says S&P president Leo O’Neill in a statement sent by email from the company’s Tokyo office.

S&P’s systems and data at its lower Manhattan headquarters also remain intact, notes he. Its offices worldwide and in the United States outside of New York function normally.

“The recent tragedies in the United States have deeply saddened us all at Standard & Poor’s, says O’Neil. “On behalf of the executive committee of Standard & Poor’s, I would like to express our deepest sympathies to all of the victims’ families, especially to our clients and the financial industry we serve.”