MarketXS chosen as Top 100 European technology company by Tornado Insider

Amsterdam / Schiphol Oost, January 31, 2005 - MarketXS has been selected as a winner in Tornado Insider's fourth annual Tornado100 award, which portrays the 100 best performing and innovative high-tech private companies of Europe. The list appreciates excellence both in innovative, commercial and financial performance.

MarketXS is a leading provider of real-time market data technology and trading solutions, and one of only three Dutch companies to be included Tornado Insider's 2004 Top 100 list.

The selection of the 2004 Tornado100 winners from thousands of candidates was judged according to a number of key criteria, including delivering innovative technology, commanding a significant customer base, having the potential to become a global brand or standard and receiving a significant amount of funding.

'This award is recognition of our success in 2004,' said Ronald Kleinveld, Managing Director for MarketXS. 'We have grown the company substantially in 2004, cementing our position in the market place through the acquisition of Telerate Benelux and bringing major shareholders on board to support our growth strategy.'

'The companies Tornado Insider selected are Europe's technology stars,'
said Niels Valkering, Tornado Insider's Head of Research. 'Combining internal analysis with advice from industry specialists, we identified the elite of Europe's high-tech entrepreneurial vanguard.'

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