Fidessa appoints Dan Smalley as Head of Enterprise Business Development in the US

Former Head of New Business Development in EMEA brings track record of success to the US

New York, 28th April 2010 - Fidessa group plc (LSE:FDSA) provider of trading systems, market data and global connectivity to buy-sides and sell-sides globally, today announced that Dan Smalley has been appointed to Head of Enterprise Business Development in the US. Mr. Smalley will be responsible for expanding Fidessa's presence in the US, Canada and Latin America, and will help drive the company's growth in the provision of market leading trading solutions within the regions.

Mr. Smalley has held a variety of senior management positions at Fidessa driving new business growth in EMEA and the extensive product expansion into derivatives. Prior to Fidessa he held positions at Calyon, GNI and Euronext.liffe.

Fidessa corporation CEO Mark Ames said, "Dan has been instrumental in blending derivatives into our core trading platforms and he has made incredible strides for Fidessa by bringing our strategic initiatives into emerging markets in Russia, the Middle East and the Nordics. I expect the same dedication and success in the Americas region."

Mr. Smalley commented, "I am energized by my move from London to New York and look forward to developing new opportunities for Fidessa in the Americas. In addition to promoting our fully integrated, multi-asset class global trading platforms I will focus on creating technology partnerships that will benefit our customers and build on my previous successes for our enterprise business."

Fidessa's serves 25,000 users across 850 clients around the world and are used by more than 85 per cent of tier-one financial institutions. Fidessa's network provides connectivity to 2,400 buy-sides and 530 brokers across 130 markets globally.

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