Rolfe & Nolan Announce Release of Enhanced RANorder HTML Product

Chicago, USA, January 8th 2001 - Rolfe & Nolan Systems Inc. (R&N) announce today the beta rollout of its enhanced HTML front-end for the RANorder product. The new RANorder (an ASP-based order entry, routing and risk management system) HTML front-end incorporates client driven ease-of-use improvements and full integration with RANweb, the web infrastructure for all of R&N's web-enabled applications.

"Incorporating the RANorder HTML into our RANweb architecture was the next step in our progression towards supplying integrated Straight Through Processing solutions for our clients," said Jim Birney, Chief Financial Officer at Rolfe & Nolan Systems Inc. "We are totally focused on providing a fully featured, secure and highly scalable web infrastructure, and this updated HTML product provides a robust front-end for integrated order capture and pre-trade risk management. With this enhancement, we strengthen the ability of our clients to offer expanded end-user functionality and services - including entry and management of orders, viewing updated positions, transactions and equity, and accessing real-time back office reports and statements."

Beyond integration with RANweb, the enhanced RANorder HTML product includes numerous functionality and interface improvements such as foreign language support, consolidated order status and account status screens, color-coded transactions and a "one-click-to-market" function for parked orders.


"We are very pleased with this enhanced version of the HTML product," said Bob Sylverne, Rolfe & Nolan Systems Inc. Chief Executive Officer. "Existing and prospective clients are clearly excited with the more interactive feel and with the tight integration of this product within the RANweb infrastructure. This is a significant milestone in the ongoing effort to position RANorder as an industry standard."

Rolfe & Nolan Plc, whose securities are traded on the London Stock Exchange, is based in London and has offices in Chicago, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Milan and Frankfurt. The Company develops and markets advanced software applications for international banks, brokerage firms, and exchange members active in the clearing and processing of futures & options transactions.

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