Exane BNP Paribas switches to Orc Software’s CameronFIX platform

CameronFIX - the globally proven FIX connectivity solution used by the world’s leading financial institutions

LONDON & STOCKHOLM: Monday February 5, 2007 – Orc Software (SSE: ORC), the leading global provider of technology for advanced trading, market making and brokerage, today announced Exane, a leading independent European investment firm, has deployed for its cash equity business, which trades under the name of Exane BNP Paribas, the CameronFIX platform to provide FIX protocol connectivity for receiving equity order flow from its worldwide institutional customers.

The CameronFIX platform is also used by Exane BNP Paribas across its business to provide support for Trade Advertisement and Indication of Interest networks and point to point clients, as well as a FIX gateway for its middle office allocation services.

Guillaume Lacronique, Head of Equity Trading Technology for Exane BNP Paribas says, “Exane’s switch to CameronFIX was motivated by the fact that it is used by so many of our Buy Side customers and most of the global trading community. We needed to be able to quickly adapt to client specific requirements, which has proved very easy to do with the CameronFIX platform. CameronFIX is the stable, high performance FIX platform Exane BNP Paribas can rely on. The implementation was very straightforward - its architecture made it easy to integrate with our existing systems and get up and running in production. CameronFIX has given us a flexible FIX solution that enables us to perform all our Buy Side operations with relative ease.”

“FIX is not new to Exane BNP Paribas,” says Arthur Rank, Head of CameronFIX European Sales for Orc Software. “This is now their second implementation of the FIX protocol so they had a clear understanding of their trading performance requirements and needed a solution that would grow with their business. We are pleased that CameronFIX was able to deliver to their exact specifications.”

Orc Software is next exhibiting at Trade Tech Fixed Income Conference in New York, February 5 – 7, and the SIFMA Fixed Income Conference in London, February 6 -7.

About CameronFIX

CameronFIX, the number one Financial Information Exchange protocol (FIX) platform, is an Orc Software connectivity solution. CameronFIX is used as a FIX platform by major members of the global financial industry including Bank of America, International Securities Exchange, Nomura Securities, Standard Chartered Bank, Credit Suisse, Singapore Stock Exchange, Australian Stock Exchange, OMX, Fidelity Management and Research, Knight Securities, UBS, Citigroup, BlackRock, Barclays Capital, CIBC World Markets and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

About Orc Software

Orc Software (SSE: ORC) is a leading global provider of technology for advanced trading, market making and brokerage. Founded in 1987, Orc provides solutions and services to its 600+ worldwide customer sites from its 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Orc Software's customers include leading investment banks, trading and market-making firms, exchanges, brokerage houses, institutional investors, hedge funds and software vendors.

Latest Orc trading technology news

Orc Software recently announced the release of the latest version Orc Trader and Orc Liquidator, Version 6.1. Release highlights include new volatility API and models, new market connections, transaction analytics & reporting, click trading enhancements, as well as further improvements enabling high performance DMA to global markets. New functionality can be utilized across all asset classes and products (equities, FX, fixed income, commodities, cash, futures, options) and to 100+ markets that Orc directly connects to.

Orc Software has offices in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Milan, Vienna, Zurich, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Orc Software is a Global Member of the FIX Protocol Organization
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About Exane
Exane is a leading independent investment company in Europe, specialising in three businesses:

• Cash Equity, under the Exane BNP Paribas brand,
• Equity Derivatives, and
• Asset Management.
Exane offers its clients a high value-added service built on expertise in research. The group’s client base is worldwide and essentially institutional.
With 800 employees, the Group is present in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Geneva, Milan, New York, Singapore and Zurich.

About Us

Orc is the global market leader in trading technology for listed derivatives. Building on our commitment to long term partnerships and technology innovation that delivers results, Orc serves the trading and electronic execution needs of clients worldwide. Leading trading firms, market makers, banks and brokers depend on Orc to provide robust solutions that deliver concrete value, ensuring that they achieve their business goals in the world's increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. With nearly 200 customer sites in more than 30 countries, access to over 150 trading venues and offices in each of the world's key financial centers, we offer true global capabilities. Combining our technology and financial industry expertise, including a solid understanding of regulatory issues, Orc also provides expert advice and services that help reduce complexity and cost, while enabling clients to stay focused on value creation in their core businesses. Orc is owned by Orc Group Holding AB which in turn is owned mainly by Nordic Capital Fund VII. www.orc-group.com

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