Amsterdam -Reuters (LSE: RTR), the global information company, today announced that Banque Artesia, a subsidiary of the Dexia Group, has chosen Reuters information desktops over the competition.

Following a competitive review involving pilots of products from Reuters, Moneyline Telerate and Market XS, Banque Artesia selected a combination of Reuters 3000 Xtra and Reuters Trader to meet its treasury and private banking needs.

Jos de Wit, Director, Private Banking, Banque Artesia, said, "We had been using a number of older Reuters services and conducted a pilot of the main systems available in Europe. We found that Reuters was able to meet our needs by being able to supply their main flagship system, Reuters 3000 Xtra and their recently introduced, lightweight information product, Reuters Trader. We're very pleased with the result."

Jan-Rene Dolfing, Managing Director, Reuters, The Netherlands, said, "By choosing Reuters 3000 Xtra and Reuters Trader, Banque Artesia is selecting the best of both worlds - two powerful information desktops that will be instrumental for their staff. We are pleased we are able to meet Banque Artesia's exacting standards."

The deal includes: Reuters 3000 Xtra, a real-time, high-performance information service for financial professionals and Reuters Trader, which delivers quotes, news, fundamentals, pricing tools, and analytics into a powerful lightweight, easy to navigate desktop.

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