Ipreo launches web-based Commercial Paper functionality

New functionality allows brokers to trade all security types electronically

New York – June 25, 2008 – Ipreo, a leading global provider of execution software, data and analytics to investment banks and corporations, has announced this week the launch of a web-based Commercial Paper module to its industry leading Variable Rate Trading platform.

Ipreo’s Variable Rate Trading platform has long led the industry in secondary trading of floating rate securities, having been the first provider to allow online electronic trading by the buy side. Recently, Ipreo enhanced its system to allow retail brokers to buy variable rate paper online and give broker dealers the ability to show and trade other broker dealers’ inventory in a secure fashion.

This week’s launch of the full Commercial Paper module represents a significant innovation to the way commercial paper is traded, giving clients the ability to negotiate commercial paper deals completely electronically.

“Moving commercial paper to the web enhances the way commercial paper is bid on and bought,” said Cheryl Horowitz, Managing Director of Short-term Municipals at Ipreo. “We are pleased to be able to offer our clients the ability to trade multiple securities from a centralized web-based platform.”

Additional enhancements also launched in this release include a new front-end for Advanced Reporting functionality and the availability of User Defined Reporting, which provides the capability for clients to design and save their own queries and report output.

“We have a long history of advancing the way the municipal markets operate through improved technology,” added Horowitz. “We are committed to continuing to innovate and streamline the workflow of our clients.”

About Ipreo

Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. By combining state-of-the-art new issuance systems with the premier global financial and investor data, Ipreo enables our capital markets clients to execute deals more efficiently, maximizing time and resources. Our applications include end-to-end bookbuilding systems, roadshow & conference management platforms, and electronic document delivery. Additionally, Ipreo’s suite of investor prospecting and CRM solutions offers the most accurate and comprehensive institutional contacts data and profiles in the industry. Ipreo is the only financial services provider to offer solutions across all asset classes for the Equity, Fixed Income, Municipal, and Syndicated Loan markets. Ipreo is a KKR portfolio company with nearly 700 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world. For more information, please go to www.ipreo.com.

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  • Kate McKay
  • Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications
  • 212.849.5060
  • kate.mckay@ipreo.com