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Reuters signs up for two more seamless interfaces with Linedata’s Icon

London, 09 May 2006 - Linedata Services, a leading provider of software and services to the global financial services marketplace, today announced that Reuters has committed to extending the range of its data available to Icon customers through Linedata’s Accredited Data Vendor Partner Programme.

Linedata launched the programme for its complete back-office fund management and administration solution, Icon, last year. It provides jointly developed, seamless interfaces to data vendors as proven, ‘out of the box’, solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily, requiring no additional configuration.

Reuters was the first additional data vendor to gain accreditation with the programme and a certified interface for Reuters DataScope’s validated prices, exchange rates and index values is already available. The offering will be expanded with further interfaces for both corporate actions and security master data.

Caroline O’Shaughnessy, Head of Third Party Alliances for Reuters DataScope, said: “Extending our alliance with Linedata Services provides Icon customers with even greater access to Reuters high-quality data services. The addition of these data feeds means that Reuters will be in a position to meet all Icon’s market data requirements through easy to implement solutions.”

Pete Hudson, Head of Product Marketing for Linedata Services (UK) Ltd, commented, “The Accredited Data Vendor Partner Programme for Icon has been very successful. We are delighted to be able to provide our customers with the means to meet their changing data requirements so quickly and easily.”

The interfaces for Reuters DataScope’s corporate actions and security master data will be available to Icon customers by the end of 2006.