DerivaTech’s Public Recognition Continues with Honors in National Ranking of Fastest Growing Companies - Derivatives Software Leader Ranks #355 in 2001 Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500

CHICAGO, IL—November 27, 2001—DerivaTech today announced that it ranked #355 on the 2001 Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing public and private technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on five-year percentage growth from 1996-2000. DerivaTech grew 1,469 percent during this period. This award comes on the heels of DerivaTech’s recent strong ranks in the Deloitte and Touche Fast 50 and the Inc 500.

DerivaTech’s CEO, Nicholas K. Hatzopoulos credits the company’s commitment to excellence and superior domain knowledge for the rapid growth. He said, "Our clients regard DerivaTech as partners in their business and thought-leaders in the industry. DerivaTech has developed a credible and supported reputation for delivering innovative products to the foreign exchange derivatives market. In many ways, our software solution has changed the way the marketplace works."

Mark A. Evans, Managing Director of Deloitte & Touche Technology & Communications Group recognized DerivaTech’s unique partnership in the derivatives industry and said, "Making the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 is a testament to a company’s leadership, commitment to technology, and ability to deliver the right solution at the right time. With its 1,469% five-year growth rate, DerivaTech has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to succeed, and we at Deloitte & Touche salute their accomplishments."

In addition to ranking on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, DerivaTech ranked #3 on the Chicagoland Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the Chicago area. Also, DerivaTech ranked # 194 in the influential Inc 500 list, making it the highest ranked risk management software company in the US list of the fastest growing private companies.

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