New Co-Chair Appointed to Omgeo European Advisory Board

London - 18 March 2008

Omgeo, the world’s leading provider of post- execution trade management services, today announced the addition of Danny Gordon, Manager, Global Settlements at Franklin Templeton Investments as co-chair to its European Advisory Board. Mr Gordon replaces Alan Plom, Institutional Fund Services Europe, HSBC Securities Services, who has stepped down as co-chair but will continue to serve as a board member.

Omgeo operates four regional advisory boards in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), the Americas, Asia and Australia. Each board is made up of a balance of large and small investment managers, broker/dealers and custodians who are actively using Omgeo’s services or are participants in other industry associations.

The other co-chairs of the Group are David Kane, Senior Vice President, JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services and Simon Haggerty, Managing Director, UBS. David Kane commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Danny to Omgeo’s EMEA Advisory Board. With his broad securities industry expertise and knowledge, the Board’s unique perspective on market issues will be further strengthened.”

Mr Gordon has over 20 years experience within the finance sector and joined Franklin Templeton in early 2002 an operations manager with specific responsibilities for the Investment Operations and Trade Services within Europe for Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited, a UK subsidiary of Franklin Resources Inc.. Mr Gordon is also part of the Senior Management Team globally for Trade Services. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Mr. Gordon worked for RBS, SWIP and Bank of New York within the investment operations, global custody operations and relationship management areas of these institutions.

“I look forward to working closely with David and Simon in this new role and relish the challenge of working on an advisory board where the reputation of the members speaks for itself,” said Mr. Gordon.

Tony Freeman, Executive Director of Industry Relations and Market Growth EMEA at Omgeo said: “Omgeo’s advisory boards enable us to effectively engage with our clients, helping to guide future product development and direction, as well as our broader business strategy. The addition of Danny to the Advisory Board will support Omgeo’s increased focus on the European market in the coming months.”

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