NeoNet Launches Electronic Trading Access to the Amsterdam Stock Exchange

NeoNet Launches Electronic Trading Access to the Amsterdam Stock Exchange NeoNet, a leading provider of real-time equity trading services for institutional investors and broker-dealers, today announced that the company now offers direct electronic trading to the stock exchange in Amsterdam. Earlier this year, NeoNet announced that the company had finalized its electronic connection to the Euronext platform, which is a merger between the Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels stock exchanges, with immediate trading access available to the Paris exchange. With today's announcement, trading access through NeoNet's electronic exchange network is now available to the Amsterdam exchange. Trading access to the Brussels Stock Exchange, which is the third and smallest exchange of the Euronext merger, can be offered through NeoNet when Brussels has been integrated with Euronext's clearing platform. Latest indications from Euronext's clearinghouse Clearnet is that Brussels is planned to be integrated first half of 2002. NeoNet's pan-European trading platform provides institutional investors and broker-dealers worldwide with increased sources of liquidity and access to cross-border trading functionality. In addition to Euronext Paris and Euronext Amsterdam, NeoNet also offers electronic trading access to the London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen stock exchanges. For further information, please contact: Torvald Bohlin CEO of NeoNet Tel. + 46 8 454 15 39 torvald.bohlin@neonet.se Magnus Karlsson Communications Tel. +46 8 454 15 46 magnus.karlsson@neonet.se NeoNet is a leading provider of real time equity execution services for institutional investors and broker-dealers. Through its electronic exchange network NeoNet provides its clients with efficient, secure and anonymous access to currently 80 % of the equity market capitalization in Europe. NeoNet focuses on providing single access to multiple stock markets worldwide. Currently NeoNet has clients in eleven countries including the U.S. NeoNet has 70 employees with offices in Stockholm and New York and is listed on Stockholmsbörsen (Stockholm Stock Exchange). NeoNet AB (publ), P.O. Box 7545, SE-103 93 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46 8 454 15 00, Fax: +46 8 10 40 84 www.neonetsecurities.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/21/20011221BIT00600/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/21/20011221BIT00600/bit0002.pdf

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