Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc. Contracts with XcitekSolutionsPlus and Fidelity ActionsXchange for Global Corporate Actions Processing

New York, NY, October 27, 2003 – XcitekSolutionsPlus, the leading provider of corporate actions automation, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc. to provide a seamless interface to the Fidelity ActionsXchange data service. Through this interface, Credit Lyonnais will be able to automate capture as well as processing of ActionsXchange’s cleansed corporate actions data through the XSP™ application.

Brendan P. Farrell, Jr., Managing Partner of XcitekSolutionsPlus says, "We are very excited about our growing relationship with both Credit Lyonnais and Fidelity ActionsXchange. Credit Lyonnais has been an XSP client for the past two years and as a result has increased operational efficiencies throughout their corporate actions process. ActionsXchange offers our mutual clients a best-of-breed solution by combining their high quality and comprehensive scrubbed data with XSP’s state-of-the-art downstream corporate actions processing and notification engine. We are committed to working with recognized leaders such as Fidelity to meet the needs of our valued clients."

Todd Wiltshire, Director at Credit Lyonnais says, "We have been utilizing XSP for the last two years and continue to be impressed with their quick implementation and comprehensive functionality. Through Fidelity ActionsXchange, we receive a single feed of scrubbed and cleansed corporate actions data, derived from multiple vendor sources. This allows us to leverage our existing resources to provide our clients with a better product."

"Fidelity ActionsXchange was built with the same technology, operations, and expertise employed by Fidelity Investments to deliver the most accurate, timely, and comprehensive global corporate actions event information from a single, consolidated source" says John K. Williams, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Fidelity ActionsXchange. "We’re delighted to welcome Credit Lyonnais to our client base and to once again partner with XSP to provide a high-quality comprehensive corporate actions processing solution."

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