OKO Bank Joins BondVision Dealer Group

Milan, May 25, 2004 – BondVision is pleased to announce the addition of OKO Osuuspankkien Keskuspankki Oyj to its group of dealers, thereby strengthening its position in Scandinavia and reinforcing its status as the leading European dealer-to-client platform. With the inclusion of OKO, the only Finnish primary dealer still based locally in Helsinki, BondVision now provides clients with unparalleled access to a wide spectrum of securities including Finnish bonds.

"We welcome the opportunity to better serve our clients through our participation on the BondVision market," said Reima Rytsölä, Head of Trading, OKO Bank. "Our clients demand a transparent market as well as efficiency in execution and we expect to be able to deliver these critical features through BondVision."

The joining of OKO will attract additional clients to the BondVision market, which has enjoyed a 60% expansion in its client base over the last year. Turnover also continues to grow with volumes up 70% in the first quarter of 2004 versus the same period last year.

BondVision’s healthy growth is supported by its unique model, which provides investors with access to the exceptional liquidity of MTS, the leading electronic market for European fixed income. With more dealer participants than any of its competitors, BondVision clients are assured the optimum in flexibility and price discovery. Investors access BondVision free of charge.

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