Neonet strengthens sales force

- Peter Johansson extends responsibilities to Global Head of Equities based in Stockholm - Patrik Ristner appointed to Global Head of Sales based in London Stockholm, September 3, 2009 - Neonet, the provider of global agency brokerage and trading technology, today announces the appointment of two senior members to lead its global sales and trading team, and announces further additions to the team. The team is bolstered to serve and focus on the needs of the buy-side community, ensure dark pool provision, low latency access and liquidity seeking algos.

Peter Johansson extends his responsibilities with the position as Global Head of Equities based in Stockholm, overseeing the sales and trading teams globally. Peter was previously Head of Trading and has been driving the international expansion of Neonet’s trading capabilities and he will extend this leadership with the combined responsibility for sales and trading. Peter Johansson, Global Head of Equities, commented, “I see an increasingly complex equity market where Neonet’s combination of technology and services can make a big difference for traders’ ability to capture opportunities in the markets, both on the buy-side and sell-side. I look forward to working with a very strong and talented team in developing our business and continue to bring value to our clients.” Patrik Ristner will be Global Head of Sales, based in Neonet’s London office. Patrik has an extensive experience in trading and technology from setting up and being responsible for Pan Capital in Hong Kong and Orc Software in Chicago. He will be managing a team of eleven sales people across five offices in Europe and USA. Neonet also adds senior sales executives both in Europe and USA. In the US Lynn Cannizzaro and Jerome DeSantis have joined. Lynn has a depth of experience in the electronic trading sector from Painewebber, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, and Société Générale. Jerome joins with a strong sales background selling global agency brokerage services from Axes and Bloomberg Tradebook and technology solutions for GL Trade in New York. In the UK Christian Bower joins from Portware, where he was responsible for sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa and has led Portware’s expansion outside the US. “The major structural changes in equity markets are a great opportunity for Neonet. With a superior technology platform combined with talented people we stand ready to deliver value in an increasingly globally integrated equity market,” Patrik Ristner, Global Head of Sales comments. “It is exciting to be heading up such a great global team of enthusiastic and talented people.”

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Neonet offers professional market participants flexible, independent and transparent execution services based on advanced trading software solutions. Neonet’s services include a comprehensive execution management system, advanced trading algorithms, smart order routing, market data services and a trading desk operated by qualified execution specialists. Neonet does not engage in proprietary trading or any other financial activity that could result in a potential conflict of interest. Neonet serves clients in over 20 countries. Clients include banks, brokerage firms, institutional investors, hedge funds and asset managers. Neonet Securities is an Orc Group company. Orc Group is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII. For more information, please visit: www.neonet.com

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