FAME Information Services and TAP Ventures Forge Alliance to Enhance Product Offerings to Financial Investment Community

NEW YORK (February 24, 2003) - - FAME Information Services, Inc., the leading provider of historical and reference data management solutions for the financial, energy and public sector markets, today announced a partnership with TAP Ventures Inc. (TAP), a provider of next generation products and solutions to the financial services industry. The agreement enables customers to seamlessly integrate FAME's database products with TAPMasterT, TAP Ventures' new global capital markets securities master server for the international financial services industry.

TAPMaster addresses growing requirements to properly identify and verify, as well as compile, collate, and distribute accurate securities data to common business applications, ranging from the trading floor through to settlement and other operations.

"Today's agreement with TAP is a testament to our flexibility to seamlessly integrate with leading technologies like TAPMaster," said Niel Siekerka, vice president, strategic alliances, FAME Information Services. "The relationship reaffirms our commitment to empowering customers with limitless database solutions that work with new or existing technologies across a wide range of environments."

"Our relationship with FAME is a classic example of providing customers with best of breed solutions that work together and deliver results without the hassles of managing multiple vendors or customization," said Marc Alvarez, executive director, financial industry solutions, TAP Ventures. "FAME is the undisputed leader in quality market data and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship between our companies."

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