Fidessa wins techMARK Company of the Year Award

London, 3rd December, 2009 - Fidessa group plc (LSE:FDSA), provider of award-winning trading solutions for the buy-side and sell-side, has received the coveted techMARK company of the year award. The awards, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, were held at the Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 26th November 2009.

The key criteria for success in this award, which was sponsored by Piper Jaffray, are sound commercial and financial success and outstanding long-term growth potential. Previous winners include Autonomy Corporation plc, ARM Holdings plc and AVEVA Group plc.

Fidessa proved its worth over other shortlisted candidates with its noted technological achievements, fully accountable and well-managed business approach and its ability to successfully deliver commercial advantages that benefit both clients and shareholders.

Commenting on the win, Chris Aspinwall, CEO of Fidessa, said: "Fidessa is honoured to receive this award, particularly against a difficult macroeconomic backdrop. We work hard to develop innovative and robust technology across the buy- and sell-sides, and it is rewarding to see this approach paying off for our clients, and therefore our shareholders. As well as helping clients deal with the changing trading landscape, we have also invested in optimising the functionality of our solution to meet the specific needs of regions such as Asia, Russia, Latin America and the Middle East, and we look forward to building on this success in 2010."

This latest accolade adds to a significant number of awards for Fidessa in 2009, including Financial News and Buy-Side Technology awards, and recognition in the Finextra Showcase for Innovation.

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