London - 27 September 2006

Perfect Information, the global provider of financial information, today announced that Altium, has renewed its subscription to Perfect Information’s repository of financial information. This renewal includes a significant increase in Altium’s usage of Perfect Information’s data. The renewal underlines the success of a two-year relationship with Altium. Perfect Information is providing the pan-European investment banking group with its display, charting and analytical tool, Perfect Analysis.  Perfect Analysis is a global securities tool that combines with leading sources of financial information to cover over 100,000 global securities.  Perfect Analysis provides news, fundamental company data, pricing and economic data, broker forecasts and global indices.

Altium first collaborated with Perfect Information in 2004 and has since expanded its equity research, sales, trading and corporate finance operations to serve the group’s growing client base. Perfect Analysis has continued to work closely with Altium to ensure the product meets the group’s evolving requirements and the needs of each individual user.

“We looked for a product that not only met each of our requirements, but also one that we could tailor to match the working patterns of every user”, said Greg Feehely, Head of Research, Altium Securities.  “In particular, it was important that we chose a product that incorporated functionality to help users save time.  With Perfect Analysis, we have found charting tools, intuitive reporting and viewing formats and more, which help us fulfil this requirement.  The level of support we continue to receive is a major factor in our decision to stay with Perfect Analysis and we are confident that the features it provides will continue to enhance the analysis process.”

The functionality of Perfect Analysis has helped Altium users significantly reduce time spent on analytics, such as the ability to view and analyse data from Excel and PowerPoint at the click of a button.  In addition, users are now able to easily export data into Excel and PowerPoint.  Altium can now chart and display data according to a variety of criteria, including time span and format.  Altium was also keen to take advantage of the customised tear-sheet facility, thereby allowing in-house desktop publishing.

“We are entering our third year of working with Altium and are delighted to see how our continued close relationship and understanding of Altium's processes have led us to continually increase the value that we have provided.” said Greg Simidian, Managing Director, Perfect Information. “We understand that our products can have a significant impact on productivity and enable users to make faster and more reliable decisions. With this in mind, it is of paramount importance that we are constantly striving to improve and update our products with the time and labour-saving features our clients need.”

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