Neal Brady Joins OptionsCity Board of Directors

Chicago, IL - 24 August 2009

OptionsCity today announced that Neal Brady has been elected to the OptionsCity Board of Directors. Brady, a derivatives industry veteran, is Managing Partner of Third Stone Venture Partners, an investor in OptionsCity. With the appointment of Neal Brady, OptionsCity has expanded the Board of Directors to 4 members.

“OptionsCity is extremely well-positioned to take advantage of the continued growth in electronic options and algorithmic trading in the US and around the world,” said Neal Brady. “The OptionsCity team brings a wealth of industry experience to the table and their product offering reflects that expertise, and I look forward to working with them.” Hazem Dawani, President and CEO of OptionsCity, noted “Neal’s accomplishments and experience are impressive and we look forward to the new perspective he will bring to our team.”

Prior to joining Third Stone Venture Partners, Neal Brady served as Managing Director at CME Group, responsible for global business development. In this role, he was responsible for CME Group international partnerships in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as well as CME Group strategic partnering in OTC markets. He also served on the Board of Directors of Imarex Group. Before joining the CME, Neal was Founder and CEO of Liquidity Direct Technology, a leading options and spread trading platform that CME acquired in January 2004. Neal earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, an MBA degree from Columbia Business School and Master’s in International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University’s School of Public Affairs.

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