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Banco Santander Mexico goes live with Perfect Match

Hoboken, New Jersey – September 3, 2003 – Surecomp, a leading provider of wholesale banking solutions, is pleased to announce that Banco Santander Mexico is now in production with Surecomp’s Perfect Match Confirmation Matching System.

The combined operations of Banco Santander Mexico place it third in the rankings of financial institutions, with 924 branches, $23 billion in assets and more than 2 million customers, is part of the Banco Santander Central Hispano SA Group of Madrid, Spain's leading financial institution and the second-ranked in the Eurozone.

The Banco Santander Group specializes in international commercial banking focusing on the Europe-Latin America axis with 65% of its over 100,000 employees based outside Spain.

Commenting on the Perfect Match experience, Jorge Cruz Ortega, Treasury Director of Banco Santander-Serfin Mexico stated that "the need to reduce the risks inherent to the foreign exchange operation and to automate the confirmation and tracing of these kinds of transactions, forced us to look into the market for a product that would tailor to our investment and other systems connectivity needs (S.W.I.F.T. and Back Office). After careful analysis of different products, we decided on Perfect Match because it complied with our requirements in addition to the fact that is a very flexible and friendly product".

Mr. Ortega added, "Besides the point that it covers our expectations, Perfect Match allows us to optimize our human as well as our technical resources, giving added value to our every day operation. Perfect Match is operating in Banco Santander Mexicano and shortly, Banca Serfin will integrate, making the two banks of the Santander Serfin Financial Group, active users of this product."

In announcing that Banco Santander Mexico were now in production with Perfect Match, James F. Black, Surecomp Vice President, added "We are naturally proud that Perfect Match and Surecomp have met and surpassed the expectations of Banco Santander-Serfin. I look forward to expanding our client base in the region following the success of this project in replacing yet another competitor solution".