WestLB AG Improves Global Credit Risk Management with SunGard's Credient . Credient Provides Browser-based, Real-time Credit Risk to 18 WestLB Branches and Over 300 Users Worldwide

NEW YORK, January 7, 2004– SunGard Trading and Risk Systems, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS), today announced that WestLB AG (WestLB), based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is now utilizing Credient to make further improvements to its global credit risk management, including real-time limits and portfolio credit risk management. Credient manages global credit limits and exposures across WestLB’s international trading business.

Ottmar Bongers, managing director of the Risk Management Support and Control Group at WestLB, said, "With Credient we have an integrated framework for credit limits and exposure management. Credient strengthens further our counterparty risk control by providing a global, real-time, consolidated view of our trading position. Traders around the world can use secure Web technology to ensure they operate within our risk guidelines. With SunGard, we have a dependable, resilient credit risk service and a reliable vendor partner."

SunGard hosts Credient in SunGard Availability Services’ European data centers, providing a fully resilient business continuity service.

Steve Husk, president of SunGard’s Trading and Risk operating unit, said, "Through the Credient service clients gain a modern, portfolio-based approach to credit risk management that delivers accurate, global limits and exposure information in real-time, for increased transparency across the organization and greater operational efficiency and utilization of capital."

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