ConvergEx Group Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Velli Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Finalist in Metro New York

New York - 27 May 2010

ConvergEx Group, a leading technology company, today announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Joseph M. Velli, has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in Metro New York. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Velli was selected as a finalist from almost 70 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 15th at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NY.

“Being named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is a tremendous honor and a testament to the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of all ConvergEx employees,” said Mr. Velli. “We have dedicated ourselves to building cutting-edge technology that gives our clients a significant edge in an evolving and competitive marketplace. As clients are increasing their reliance on technology for investment and execution, we remain well positioned for future growth and success.”

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

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