MANTAS SPONSORS INTERNATIONAL MONEY LAUNDERING CONFERENCE

Company experts demonstrate technology available to combat fraud

MIAMI BEACH, Jan. 28, 2004 - Mantas Inc., a provider of anti-money laundering technology, will be the lead sponsor of The Ninth Annual International Money Laundering Conference & Exhibition Feb. 4-6 in Miami Beach.

More than 800 professionals from 50 countries are expected to attend the event, including representatives from global banks, brokerages and mutual funds. The topics on this year’s agenda include USA Patriot Act regulations, terrorist financing, AML technology, and detection and reporting of suspicious activity.

"We at Money Laundering Alert are very pleased that Mantas, a respected provider of Anti-Money Laundering Software solutions to the financial sector worldwide, has taken the lead Diamond Sponsor role at our conference," said Charles A. Intriago, publisher of Money Laundering Alert. "The few attendees who don't know Mantas yet are in for an impressive demonstration of what its AML solution can do."

Don Temple, anti-money laundering & bank secrecy act expert, and Karen Van Ness, head of AML product management at Mantas, are among 54 speakers representing government and the financial services industry including the Federal Reserve, World Bank, IMF, US DOJ and Scotland Yard.

Temple is one of 14 experts moderating 24 panel discussions. His panel, "Securing evidence and sources of information: New powers under the Patriot Act," will discuss how the new sources of information and investigative tools from the USA Patriot Act have been put to use (Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.).

"The global war against money laundering and terrorist financing is a very controversial and highly debated topic," said Temple. "The Financial Action Task Force sets global standards while domestic statutes such as the USA Patriot and Bank Secrecy Acts give agents the tools they need to enforce them."

Van Ness is a panelist in the discussion "How to make the most of your investment in AML technology" (Wednesday at 5:10 p.m.). She will review the implementation of AML technology, focusing on key business and IT challenges and the strategies essential to ensure success.

"Mantas has built its success by providing financial institutions with the expertise and technology they need to combat financial fraud in all forms, particularly money laundering," said Van Ness. "Our clients quickly realize that the Mantas solution enables them to do far more than meet regulatory requirements. We enable them to take control and manage risk, manage their brand and preserve client loyalty."

Van Ness will also be demonstrating Mantas’ Money Laundering Monitor™ on Thursday at 3:20 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall. The company will also be showcasing its latest behavior detection technology at booth numbers 40-42.

Media Contacts:
Alan Mangelsdorf
Mantas Inc.
212-786-7486

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