SunGard’s FAME Market Data Feed Enhances AP Services

New York, NY – 17 October 2006

SunGard announced today that its FAME Feed, a high-speed digital feed of real-time exchange and market data, is being used by The Associated Press (AP) to aggregate financial data from various stock exchanges and data sources. FAME delivers live data snapshots throughout the day to the AP, a key provider of news and market data for the U.S. newspaper and broadcast industry.

SunGard’s FAME Feed, a primary source for daily data on equities, mutual funds, money markets, foreign exchange, options and indexes, provides for integration into dynamic applications, user desktops, databases and calculation engines. It helps AP to manage the complexities of real-time data aggregation and normalization to provide timely data solutions.

AP also integrates FAME market data into its Grand Central Stocks database, a service that allows AP’s customers to fully customize and localize their newspaper market tables, and which powers AP’s Money & Markets paginated solutions.

“The Associated Press powers more than 90 percent of the newspaper market tables in the United States, and we continue to develop new solutions for the industry,” said Michael Salk, AP’s director of business and financial products. “Our new arrangement allows us to concentrate on innovative services, such as delivering financial data in page-ready, plug-and-play formats for immediate publishing after market close.”

In addition, SunGard provides AP with redundant sites and recovery services to help ensure continuity and fast recovery time, to help reduce the risk of delays in getting data to its customers quickly in the event of a service interruption.

“For data-reliant organizations like Associated Press, the quality, speed and reliability of financial data is the foundation of their business models,” said Janet Crowley, president of SunGard’s FAME business unit. “We’re pleased that FAME helps the AP to focus more on innovation, integration and efficiencies that add value to their services.”

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