Financial Objects wins The Banker Technology Award for its core banking solution

Financial Objects selected first amongst the top 15 software companies

London, 2 June 2003 - Financial Objects, a leading supplier of advanced
technology banking software and services, has won the 2003 Banker Technology
Award for core banking systems, in the investment and wholesale category.
The awards were created to reward excellence and innovation in financial
services technology. Winners will be formally announced at an awards
ceremony on June 3 at Vinopolis in London.

activebank², Financial Objects' component-based banking solution, was
selected as the best core banking solution to enhance customer service in
investment and wholesale banks over the past 12 months. activebank²'s proven
ability to increase productivity, low cost of deployment, and the ease with
which it can be integrated with legacy systems ensures a high ROI, while its
flexibility and multi-channel capabilities allow the bank to meet and exceed
customer service expectations.

Steve Lane, Group Development Director, Financial Objects, said: "We are
delighted that activebank² has been recognised by The Banker Technology
Awards. Investment and wholesale banks need flexible, streamlined solutions
that deliver profitability, efficiency, reduced costs and high quality
customer service. This accolade is a testament to activebank²'s ability to
meet, and exceed, customer requirements."

The Banker Technology Awards were founded this year to recognize best of
breed, innovation and success in financial institutions. They aim to provide
financial institutions worldwide with information about key business areas
and the technological expertise that exists within them, and to highlight
those vendors who have made a real contribution to advancing and customer
service within financial institutions over the past 12 months.

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