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6 9400 *************************************** b-next Partners with Thomson Reuters to Launch Accelus Market Surveillance New solution provides systematic surveillance of trading activity to detect market abuse, suspicious trading, price manipulation and insider dealing LONDON, 22 January 2014 b-next, a specialist provider of capital markets compliance solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, to enable compliance managers at both buy side and sell side institutions to meet the ever increasing challenge of monitoring their firms trading activity. Through the partnership, Thomson Reuters Accelus Market Surveillance integrates b-nexts systematic surveillance capability with Thomson Reuters market data, news analytics and managed services to provide a complete market abuse monitoring and alert management solution covering a broad range of exchange traded and OTC traded asset classes. With regulations such as MiFID, the EU Market Abuse Directive, REMIT, ESMA Guidelines and the Dodd-Frank Act, financial institutions are under greater pressure to implement systematic surveillance across all trading activity irrespective of instrument type, traded market or exchange venue. With its comprehensive and customisable collection of market abuse detection scenarios, broad asset class coverage and depth of market data and news feed content, Accelus Market Surveillance is designed to provide a single solution that meets the surveillance requirements of a firms trading activity at both a local and global level. Thomson Reuters Accelus Market Surveillance combines automated suspicious trade detection with Thomson Reuters Eikons access to in-depth market data and company data for surveillance and audit investigations. Thomson Reuters Accelus Market Surveillance is delivered as a managed service to enable firms to rapidly scale their businesses, optimize performance levels, streamline operations and support, as well as lower the total cost of ownership. Continuous pressure and ever increasing obligations to regulators require firms to systematically monitor trading activity and report any suspicious trading, said Martin Porter, UK Director, b -next. The complexity of trading instruments and the global reach of a firms trading venues requires a versatile, flexible and efficient solution to monitor all of a firms trading activity. Accelus Market Surveillance meets this requirement and we are pleased to have already completed our first joint customer implementation at a major European Bank within weeks of confirming our partnership. Regulatory and compliance issues continue to be a focus of trading operations following a number of high profile rogue trading and insider trading incidents, said Miftah Khan, global head of Trading Compliance & Disclosures, Thomson Reuters. Trading Compliance managers are looking for a more integrated, flexible, cross-asset trade surveillance solution, and Accelus Market Surveillance is uniquely positioned to serve this need given Thomson Reuters combination of leading compliance, market data, and managed service capabilities. This solution also extends Thomson Reuters already powerful suite of conduct risk management capabilities spanning conflicts compliance, suitability monitoring, compliance training, regulatory tracking and more. Together, this multi-disciplinary approach enables firms to minimize risk and demonstrate a more visible culture of compliance within their organisations. ### b-next b-next is a specialist provider of proven multi-venue, multi-asset class, Capital Markets Surveillance and Compliance software solutions to meet regulatory mandates, manage risk and drive trading efficiencies. The b-next Capital Markets Compliance (CMC) solution is a single integrated

compliance platform for detection of Market Abuse, Insider Trading, Conflict of Interest, Derivatives/OTC Monitoring, Best Execution reporting and monitoring of Trading activity. For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organisation. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to