GL TRADE’s major shareholders consider strategic options

Paris - 5 May 2008

Shareholders in “Financière Montmartre holdings”, which, directly and indirectly, hold 63.9% of GL TRADE’s capital, are considering various strategic options, now open to GL TRADE, and likely to strengthen the growth and development of the company, including withdrawing their participation. No decision has yet been taken. Morgan Stanley has been selected to advise Financière Montmarte and its shareholders.