New York - 1 July 2007

FTSE Group, the global index provider, has appointed Bob Ebert as Executive Vice President of Sales, FTSE Americas. Bob is a financial industry professional with over 20 years of experience and will be responsible for driving FTSE’s rapid expansion into the U.S. market. He will oversee FTSE’s U.S. sales efforts, and continue to raise its profile among portfolio managers, plan sponsors, asset management firms and investment banks.

FTSE Group is a leading provider of standard and customized indexes with over $2.5 trillion in assets linked to FTSE indexes worldwide. With US offices in New York, Boston and San Francisco, FTSE is the chosen index partner of a series of organizations and exchanges such as the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), NASDAQ and Research Affiliates (RAFI). “I’m joining FTSE Group at an exciting time for both the company and for the index business. We are in a period of increased growth and intense competition between index companies in the U.S.”, said Bob Ebert.

Jerry Moskowitz, President, FTSE Americas, said “FTSE is committed to growing its market share in the U.S., and Bob’s appointment is a key milestone in our strategy. We have ambitious plans for the U.S. business, and we are confident that Bob will make an enormous contribution to achieving those goals.”

Prior to joining FTSE, Bob Ebert held sales management positions in New York, London and Hong Kong with Thomson Financial and Moody’s KMV. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he earned of Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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