Report from the directors’ meeting

Today, February 1, 2006, the directors of Orc Software decided to transfer 513,500 own shares and to issue 352,282 new shares to the shareholders of Cameron Systems (VIC) Pty Ltd. Through the transfer of the shares and a cash payment, Orc Software completed its acquisition of Cameron Systems (VIC) Pty Ltd and Cameron Fix IP Pty Ltd.

On December 28, 2005, Orc Software entered into an agreement with the shareholders of the Australian companies Cameron Systems (VIC) Pty Ltd and Cameron Fix IP Pty Ltd regarding the transfer of all shares in these companies to Orc Software. According to the share purchase agreement, the consideration for the shares shall consist of a cash payment of 11,213,427 US-dollar (SEK 85,663,854.22) (adjusted based on the working capital of the Cameron companies) and 10 million US-dollar (SEK 76,394,000) in Orc Software shares. An additional purchase price of up to 11 million US-dollar in cash may also be paid, depending on Cameron’s financial performance for the current financial year, which ends on 30 June 2006. On April 20, 2005, the ordinary general meeting of Orc Software authorized Orc Software’s board of directors to transfer own shares in connection with acquisitions. On January 26, 2006, the extraordinary general meeting authorized the board of directors in Orc Software to issue not more than 1,000,000 ordinary shares resulting in an increase of the share capital of the company by not more than SEK 100,000. At today’s board meeting, the directors of Orc Software, in accordance with the authorizations, decided to transfer 513,500 own shares at the price of SEK 88.237 per share and to issue 352,282 new shares at the subscription rate of SEK 88.237 per share. The company’s share capital will increase with SEK 35,228.2. The value of the Orc-shares has been determined based on the volume weighted average trading price of the Orc Software shares as reported on the Swedish Stock exchange’s official quotation list during the ten business days prior to 1 February 2006. Following the new share issue, the total number of shares in Orc Software will be 15,202,282. The own shares and the newly issued shares that have been transferred, amounting to a total value of 10 million US-dollar (SEK 76,394,000), and the cash payment of 11,213,427 US-dollar (SEK 85,663,854.22) have been used as a consideration for all shares in Cameron Systems (VIC) Pty Ltd and Cameron Fix IP Pty Ltd. The dividend of 50 million SEK, to be proposed by the board of directors at the next annual meeting will amount to SEK 3.29 per share. For further information please contact: Jonas Lindström, CEO, tel: +46 8 407 38 35

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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.


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