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BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2005--Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR), the world's leading international provider of higher education, announced that Chairman and CEO Douglas Becker plans to address the financial community at the William Blair & Company Annual Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Becker's presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. central time (11:30 a.m. eastern time) on Thursday, June 23, 2005, and will be webcast live to listeners who log in through the Company's website, A link to the live event will be available in the Investor Relations section. A replay will be available for 30 days after the presentation.

About Laureate Education, Inc.

Laureate Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) is focused exclusively on providing a superior university experience to nearly 170,000 students through the leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. Addressing the rapidly growing global demand for higher education, Laureate offers a broad range of career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs through campus-based universities located in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Through online universities, Laureate offers the growing population of non-traditional, working-adult students the convenience and flexibility of distance learning to pursue undergraduate, master's and doctorate degree programs in major career fields including engineering, education, business, and healthcare.

Forward Looking Statements

This release includes information that could constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements may involve risk and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, the Company's actual results could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

The following factors might cause such a difference:

Additional information regarding these risk factors and uncertainties is detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to our most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q, available for viewing on our website. (To access this information on our website, please click on "Investor Relations," "SEC Filings")

CONTACT: Laureate Education, Inc. Sean Creamer, 410-843-8991 or Chris Symanoskie, 410-843-6394 SOURCE: Laureate Education, Inc.