RTS provides exchange connectivity to New York Mercantile Exchange

New York / Frankfurt, August 2nd, 2005

RTS Realtime Systems Group, one of the leading global Independent Software Vendors providing professional trading software for major Financial Institutions, Banks, Locals, Proprietary Traders and Brokers, today announces the connection to the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

NYMEX is the world’s largest physical commodity futures exchange and the dominating trading platform for energy and precious metals.

RTS will offer access to NYMEX via the following supported platforms:

· NYMEX ClearPort®: internet-based system that provides a market gateway to trading and clearing services. Market participants will be able to either trade through the NYMEX Clearport trading system or conduct their transactions off exchange through the NYMEX Clearport clearing.

· NYMEX ACCESS®: for after-hours electronic trading and unparalleled protection
virtually around the clock.

· NYMEX Electronic Order Network (NEON): Connect directly with FIX-API to the
exchange via the RTD Realtime Trading Desktop.

With the additional exchange connectivity to NYMEX, RTS continues to strengthen its product offering of US markets and commodity exchanges.
Globally RTS enables its customers to trade and hedge their risk positions on over 60 exchanges; this includes every US options exchange, major futures exchanges and ECNs.

Christian M. Schild, Head of Global Sales at RTS, comments: "We listen to and fulfil our customers’ needs; connectivity to NYMEX was therefore a logical step. Together with our superior trading functionality for futures and options trading, we believe our clients are given yet another great business opportunity on RTD."

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