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First Derivatives and FOREX CLUB Announce Strategic Partnership

First Derivatives plc ("FD"), a leading provider of software and consulting services to global investment banks, brokers and hedge funds has today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with FOREX CLUB, a leading[1] online broker. The partnership will enable FOREX CLUB clients to benefit from global access to the largest liquidity pools in the market provided by 12 leading global banks and institutional levels of pricing, execution and spreads in foreign exchange trading.

The agreement is FD's first partnership with a privately owned retail FX broker based in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States ('CIS'). By introducing FD's Delta

Flow(TM) trading technology, which uses a Direct Bank Access (DBA) model, FOREX CLUB's global client base are plugged directly into the heart of the foreign exchange market ensuring best quality execution, spreads and pricing.

Using the latest standardised connectivity from centralised data centres in the world, FOREX CLUB is now able to provide its clients with ultra-low latency and unlimited connectivity, thereby delivering an institutional level of service across all its platforms including StartFX2, MT4, ActTrader(TM) and Rumus.

John Beckert, MD e-Trading & Risk Management Solutions at First Derivatives, said: "Our business development model is predicated on the need to focus on those clients who can demonstrate a market vision underpinned by a solid business plan. This is vital to our growth as well as our clients. Collaborating with a firm such as FOREX CLUB enhances our ability to deliver market leading enterprise wide solutions to the broker sector of the market. We pride ourselves on partnering with clients for mutual business success and long-term profitability. On this basis, we welcome FOREX CLUB as our newest partner. By leveraging our best-in-class technologies and consultancy, we believe that FOREX CLUB is well-placed to strengthen its competitive position in the retail forex market. At the same time, their decision to adopt our Delta Flow(TM) trading technology underlines our commitment to providing innovative and cutting edge solutions to the forex trading markets."

Demetrios Zamboglou, Head of Hedge & Quant at FOREX CLUB, said: "We are delighted to have reached an agreement with First Derivatives to be our primary trading technology partner. This demonstrates our commitment to becoming a global leader in online retail FX trading. By ensuring direct client access to multiple pools of liquidity from the top global banks, we strengthen our competitive edge by giving clients tighter spreads and best execution practices."

[1] FOREX CLUB was rated in Forex Magnates' Q4 2011 and Q1 2012 Industry Reports as one of the top ten global brokers by retail forex volume.