DST INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH REUTERS

London – 27 September 2006

DSTi to offer complete market data solution

DST International (DSTi), a leading provider of business solutions for the asset management industry, today announced that it has entered into an alliance with Reuters. DSTi will now offer an integrated interface to Reuters DataScope Select as part of their Investment Accounting, Performance Measurement, Risk Management and Data Management Solutions.

Reuters DataScope Select, a hosted data extraction platform, provides access to global pricing, validated terms and conditions, historical data content and cross-reference data for a comprehensive range of financial instruments. This alliance will offer DSTi’s customers a complete, accurate and reliable market data solution.

John Kirkby, Head of Market Data Systems for DSTi, said, “The combination of DSTi’s Solutions for the investment management community with the comprehensive data coverage provided by Reuters will provide our common customers with a sophisticated platform on which to conduct their business.”

Caroline O’Shaughnessy, Head of Third Party Alliances for Reuters Pricing & Reference Data, said: “We are delighted to align ourselves with a leading software provider such as DSTi. Complementing the DSTi products with the quality of Reuters Pricing and Reference data provides the type of comprehensive solution which clients demand. This alliance affirms our commitment to providing Reuters DataScope Select’s class-leading market data solution to the financial community.”

The alliance between DSTi and Reuters offers DSTi’s customers a complete solution of software and data.

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