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Press Release

February 24th, 2009

February 24th, 2009 – FIX Protocol Limited (FPL) is proud to announce that Chris Jenkins, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Tora, a provider of electronic trading platforms and access to liquidity for institutional investors, has been elected as Co-Chair of the FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee. In this position, he will work closely alongside Co-Chair George Molina of Franklin Templeton Investments to lead the FPL organisation as it seeks to increase awareness and adoption of electronic trading practices and the FIX Protocol within Asia Pacific.

Mr. Jenkins has over ten years of experience in the financial services software industry, most of which has been in Asia. Currently, Mr. Jenkins leads Tora’s business in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to Tora, he worked at SWIFT in Hong Kong, where he managed the Asian FIX sales team. Before this, Mr. Jenkins was in London at Macgregor, a U.S. based OMS vendor, and at AXA Investment Management. He has been an active contributor to the FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee for a number of years and has been Co-Chair of the Education and Marketing Committee since 2006.

Commenting on his recent election, Mr. Jenkins stated, “Having worked with the committee for several years, I am delighted to have been elected as Co-Chair. Within this position I hope to be able to build upon the great work that is already in progress to ensure that FIX is at the forefront of the regional expansion of electronic trading to clients, brokers and exchanges. I also look forward to working with the committee to capitalise on the advancements of recent years to the benefit of the whole market.”

George Molina, Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, Director of Asian Trading at Franklin Templeton Investments added “I would like to welcome Chris to his new position and look forward to working alongside him to lead further initiatives in the region. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chris’s predecessor, John Fildes of Instinet, for his many contributions and dedicated leadership of the committee.” Mr. Fildes continues to actively contribute to the on-going success of the FPL organisation and in December 2008 was elected as Co-Chair of the FPL Global Steering Committee.

About Tora
Tora (www.stage.toratrading.tw) is the recognized leader in electronic trading systems and access to liquidity for Asia. The TORA Trading Platform is the most comprehensive multi-broker electronic trading platform focused on Asia with 75 Asian brokers, 24 markets, 14 countries, and over 150 algorithmic trading strategies to trade equities, stock futures and options, index futures and options, warrants, convertible bonds, swaps and other synthetics, all on one platform. Tora’s independent algos and off-exchange liquidity products are now being used by buy-side firms to implement complex trading strategies, achieving fast execution and best price. Over US $25 Billion in transactions are processed each month through the TORA Trading Platform, including over 25% of all electronic trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The TORA Trading Platform is provided in an application service provider (ASP) model, and requires no IT infrastructure or staff at the customer site. Tora has over 100 employees dedicated to Asia, with primary, state of the art data centers in Tokyo and Hong Kong, providing 99.99% up time, low latency and high reliability across multiple markets. The TORA Trading Platform integrates with a full complement of third-party and proprietary order management, portfolio management, risk, accounting and other back-office and compliance systems. Tora Trading Services has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, San Francisco, and New York. For more information, please visit www.stage.toratrading.tw.

About FIX Protocol Ltd
FIX Protocol Ltd is a non-profit organisation that owns the intellectual property rights of the Financial Information eXchange Protocol (FIX), which is available free of charge from the FPL website, subject to FPL’s copyright and acceptable use policy. FIX is a globally recognised messaging standard enabling the electronic communication of pre-trade and trade messages between financial institutions, primarily investment managers, broker/dealers, ECNs and exchanges. For more information, see www.fixprotocol.org

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