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BondVision Growth Accelerates

Milan, 21 July, 2005 – BondVision, the B2C (Business-to-Consumer) arm of the MTS Group, today announced the accelerated growth of its market with an increase of 75% in volumes in the first half of the year versus the same period of last year. Daily volumes have surpassed €5 billion as second quarter volumes topped €120 billion. Enhanced dealer pricing engines as well as additional clients in France, Switzerland and the UK have spurred trading activity.

The range of securities has also expanded with the introduction of bonds from the new EU member states. Tradable securities now number over 1,000, the largest amongst all B2C electronic marketplaces. BondVision will be listing sovereign issues from Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, enhancing its offering of euro-denominated securities to its client base.

In addition, a new technical enhancement, an API solution for clients and salespeople, was recently introduced. This unique feature in the B2C market allows for full integration of execution with both pre- and post-trading activities. As a result of this API solution, independent software vendors together with portfolio and order management system software providers are now offering BondVision participants the efficiencies and cost reductions already available to MTS inter-dealer participants.