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Murex enhances its Credit Derivative Solutions with Markit's Benchmark Pricing

Paris and London, 25 November, 2005

Murex today announced a strategic partnership with Markit Group Limited ("Markit") that offers mutual customers integrated access to Markit credit pricing and reference entity data (RED) with Murex's credit derivatives trading and risk management platform.

The alliance of the Murex risk platform with Markit's credit data set will allow joint customers to substantially enhance their trading and risk management capabilities with online access to market standard reference entity names together with benchmark credit default swap (CDS) and bond pricing.

"Markit is pleased to establish a strategic relationship with Murex which integrates a leading risk platform with benchmark pricing and reference data for the credit derivative markets. This partnership will provide our joint customers with a comprehensive platform for managing global credit trading, risk management and operations activities,'' said Mark Hunt, Director, Product Development at Markit.

Maroun Edde, Managing Partner of Murex, added, "Markit is the benchmark supplier of data for credit derivatives, and Murex is a leading supplier of trading and processing platforms used by the most innovative banks and asset managers around the world. Creating an interface between Murex and Markit was a natural first step of close collaboration between the two firms for the benefit of our mutual clients".