RTS provides exchange connectivity to London Metal Exchange

London / Frankfurt, March 2nd, 2006

RTS Realtime Systems Group, one of the leading global Independent Software Vendors providing professional trading software for major Financial Institutions, Banks, Locals, Proprietary Traders and Brokers, today announces the connection to the London Metal Exchange (LME).

The London Metal Exchange is the London market for trade in metals and the world futures and cash market for trades in non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum, aluminum alloy, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc. Exchange-traded options are available on all futures. LME generates business worth more than US $2,000 billion a year.

In order to manage the risk of future price movements in non-ferrous metals, RTS offers a professional trading platform, the RTD Realtime Trading Desktop. With special designed futures and options functionality in combination with an integrated risk & vola management tool, traders can rely on high sophisticated trading functionality.

Steffen Gemuenden, Deputy CEO of RTS, comments: “With the addition of LME we
continue to give our customers access to an ever more varied and complete selection of exchanges. The reality is a trader can now buy and sell financial instruments, energy products and now precious metals all from a single application. Fortis Bank Global Clearing N.V will be the first customer to put this live, which be rolled out across their global network imminently.”

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