GFI Group and Ze Powergroup Partner to Offer Energy Data

New York - 13 January 2011

Partnership will provide global energy data via ZE PowerGroup’s ZEMA infrastructure

GFI Market Data, a division of GFI Group Inc., and ZE PowerGroup Inc. (ZE), a leading provider of software and strategic consulting in the energy industry, announced today they have entered into a new partnership initiative to offer GFI’s energy data through ZE’s ZEMA™ Suite.

Philip Winstone, Global Head of Sales at GFI Market Data, stated: “Having our data available through the ZEMA infrastructure and platforms is an exciting opportunity for us to continue to grow our business through partnership channels. Our data is derived from GFI’s award-winning electronic trading platforms and I believe the opportunities provided by this partnership with ZE will allow our mutual clients to benefit from both companies’ expertise.”

“ZE has selected to partner with GFI Market Data, as they are a leading provider of data in a variety of energy and commodity markets across North America, Europe and the UK”, said Dr. Zak El-Ramly, CEO and founder of ZE. “ZEMA collects and aggregates data from vendors around the globe to provide clients with unmatched data options. The addition of GFI’s European energy data will increase ZE’s exposure to meet objectives in enterprise data management and ETRM integration for market discovery and business process automation”, added Dr. El-Ramly.

ZE is an experienced software and strategic consulting firm that combines energy industry expertise with advanced software development capability. The company possesses deep industry knowledge and comprehensive operational experience. ZE is the developer of the ZEMATM data management and analysis solution which collects data related to coal, power, gas, crude oil, financial, weather, emissions, hydrology and others and is used as a business process automation and integration tool for small and large scale organizations alike. ZEMA TM is created by experts to meet the specific challenges faced by energy industry participants.

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