OM Increases Focus on North American Sales with Two New Senior Executives

New York, NY, January 13, 2003 OM, a world leading provider of transaction
technology to the financial services and energy industries, announced today that
two new senior level executives have joined the firm to lead sales and marketing
efforts for North American financial markets.

Curt Brill has joined as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Americas,
covering financial markets. Wayne Arden has been appointed Vice President of
Sales, Exchange & Clearing Services, for the Americas.

Patrik Egervall, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, OM said, "North
America is a strategic growth market for OM, and I am delighted that Curt and
Wayne have joined our team to lead OM's efforts in this area.. The appointment
of these high caliber executives reinforces our commitment to building OM's
global franchise and to increasing our market share in North America.

Both executives, who will be based in New York, are well known within the
financial services community, where each has worked in various senior positions
for almost 20 years.

Curt Brill was most recently at Reuters where he was responsible for
transactions products management. Throughout his career, which also included
management positions at Citicorp, Clearstream and Radianz, Curt has focused on
automating inefficiencies in the trading environment.

Wayne Arden has spent his career at the intersection of finance and technology
including a variety of sales, marketing and business development positions with
IBM and executive level sales and marketing positions with Kingland Systems and
EFA Software.

Commenting on his new role, Curt Brill says, "OM has a deep knowledge base of
how financial markets work and a long history of pioneering new markets. We
have a lot to offer and a strong team of dedicated employees that are committed
to maintaining customer satisfaction. I am delighted to join OM, and I look
forward to working with the OM team to help our clients and partners succeed."

In North America, OM offers the brokerage community a modular suite of front
office solutions that facilitate STP. These include IOI, order management and
order routing. Order management systems from OM are available for both the
institutional and retail markets, either as a licensed in-house solution or as
an ASP.

OM offers marketplaces of all instrument types and sizes a full range of
scalable trading platforms, either as a licensed in-house solution or as an ASP.
As the largest commercial provider of marketplace systems to the world's major
exchanges, OM solutions have helped more than 25 exchanges in Asia, Europe and
North America become leading electronic marketplaces.

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