FAME Information Services to provide solutions to the Financial, Energy and Public Sector Community on IBM Linux for zSeries and IBM AIX for pSeries

NEW YORK (April 8, 2003) - - FAME Information Services, Inc., a leading provider of historical and reference data management solutions for the financial, energy and public sector markets, and IBM have partnered to implement FAME’s latest High Performance Historical and Reference Data engine on IBM AIX® and Linux for zSeries operating systems.

FAME’s reliable historical market and reference data, key time-series data management technology, and financial and energy market expertise delivers mission-critical, decision-support solutions to the global financial, energy, and public sector markets. Top investment banks worldwide; top U.S. fund managers; large European central banks; the U.S. Federal Reserve System; major oil companies; leading refiners, utilities, wholesale energy traders, and marketers; and major financial and energy Internet sites depend on FAME for enterprise information integration, managed data services, Internet-enabled analytical components and products, and custom solutions for the management and
analysis of historical and reference data.

"Products like FAME provide real performance improvement along with overall cost savings that customers can take advantage of today. Customers in investment banking, fund management, and banking are able to increase their performance and reliability and lower their cost of computing by implementing products like FAME’s Historical and Reference Data engine on Linux for zSeries mainframes," said Joan Meltzer, IBM’s director, solutions marketing enterprise servers.

"FAME is dedicated to form and cultivate high-level relationships with key partners and develop initiatives that will help FAME provide solutions to suit our clients needs. We see our partnership with IBM as a way to continue to expand the ways in which our clients can do business," said Niel Siekerka, FAME’s vice president, strategic alliances.

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