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Vertical UK LLP Chooses Triple Point for Global Biofuels Commodity Management

Triple Point Technology®, the established leader in cross-industry commodity and energy trading, risk management, scheduling and logistics software solutions, announced today that ethanol and biofuels company, Vertical, has chosen Triple Point Commodity XL for Biofuels™ in order to gain greater visibility into operations, take advantage of fast moving commercial opportunities and maintain regulatory compliance.

Vertical is based in Geneva, with operations in London, Rio de Janeiro, Houston, and Singapore. It is a partnership of Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comércio (Bovespa: CSAN3), the largest Brazilian independent ethanol and sugar producer and the world’s largest grower and processor of sugarcane. Vertical possesses specialist knowledge in cross-border funding structures and the management of financial risks in the context of emerging markets; it delivers timely financial solutions to its suppliers and customers.

“Vertical is experiencing rapid growth and requires a platform that enables us to take advantage of market opportunities while also providing the infrastructure for proper management oversight,” stated Gaurav Mehra, CFO, Vertical. “In addition to Commodity XL™ being the only solution that met all our business requirements, Triple Point’s biofuel, agriculture and energy experience, along with its global footprint clearly made it the right choice for Vertical.”

Commodity XL for Biofuels has been adopted by leading agriculture organizations and biofuel groups, as well as energy companies, financial institutions and commodity trading houses. Commodity XL for Biofuels enables clients to profitably hedge biofuel inputs and outputs, aggregate risk across multiple commodities, easily handle new complex trade types and derivative instruments, and combine physical and financial reporting. Users can view multiple commodity positions in real-time and monitor ancillary costs of commodity movements. Commodity XL for Biofuels streamlines operations by utilizing straight-through processing eliminating data re-entry and associated errors, integrating trading with scheduling and settlement, and managing all commodities in standard formats.

"Ethanol and bio-diesel are increasingly significant factors in a highly inter-related global energy mix, and suppliers need to manage their risk exposure in relation to agricultural feedstocks and energy outputs. Commodity XL for Biofuels manages the full biofuels life-cycle including purchasing, processing, marketing and logistics," said Peter F. Armstrong, president and CEO of Triple Point Technology. "It’s exciting when a progressive organization like Vertical, that’s helping to create a new market, recognizes Triple Point and Commodity XL as the company and product to help it achieve its business objectives."

In addition to Commodity XL for Biofuels, Vertical selected Commodity XL PhysOps ‘Visual Cockpit’™ to manage its logistical operations. The product is a next-generation software solution for managing the logistical and financial complexities of waterborne and overland commodity shipments of bulk and packaged commodities. PhysOps ‘Visual Cockpit’ enables commodity importers, exporters, producers, refiners, manufacturers, distributors and global traders to move bulk and packaged commodities by sea-going vessel, barge, truck, railcar and pipeline. With PhysOps ‘Visual Cockpit’, global commodity traders can plan, conduct and optimize complex shipments, including those involving multiple cargos, suppliers and receivers, delivery points and border crossings.