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RTS and the Italian IT company Dianos sign distribution agreement

Frankfurt/Torino, April 27th 2006

RTS Realtime Systems AG and Dianos, Spa today announce that they have entered into a distribution agreement to sell and support the entire portfolio of RTS’s professional trading solutions to the Italian market.

The Italian IT company Dianos, from Gruppo SCAI, will act as a certified RTS partner and will cover the entire distribution process from consulting, sales and customer service to local support.

Under this agreement Dianos will offer RTS’s
· RTD Realtime Trading Desktop – the professional front-end trading system
· eRTD Internet Front-end – the Java-based internet platform
· Basket Trader®, Quote Machine®, Electronic Eye® – professional features
· RTD FIX-API, RTD API – order routing capabilities
· Exchange Connectivity to over 65 exchanges – Direct Market Access & fast
· RTD Tango – the powerful algorithmic trading engine to the entire financial community in Italy.

As one of the leading financial software suppliers in Italy, Dianos, headquartered in
Torino, is well positioned to distribute RTS’s front-office solutions. “We have a strong background in risk management, the back and middle office arena – the partnership with one of the leading ISVs for front-office solutions was a logical step to further strengthen our product offering”, says Marco Pecetto, CEO of Dianos.

Engelbert Gemünden, CEO of RTS, adds, “We are very pleased with this partnership.

Partnering with Dianos means we will have a reliable technology partner to serve our desired target market in Italy. We believe Italian financial institutions are looking for efficient, reliable and high performance alternatives to their existing trading systems.

Strong trends towards further globalization and automatic trading capabilities, but also regulatory changes like the upcoming European MiFID, require further investments in IT infrastructure and software. Italy and its neighbouring regions like the Swiss Ticino offer very attractive opportunities for both of us. Italian banks and brokers will clearly benefit from our long-standing and proven track record within electronic trading solutions”.

Having already won partners in Greece and Portugal the RTS–Dianos distribution
partnership will further strengthen RTS’s presence in Southern Europe.