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Marketware joins Marco Polo network

Press Release:: 05 January 2009

Holmdel NJ (USA), 05 January 2009 - Marketware International (MWI), a leading company providing business and technology solutions for web-based trading has today announced that it has joined Marco Polo Network, the largest independent platform for electronic trading into and out of global emerging markets.

This is a major step in the cross-border development for MWI's suite of capabilities for trading in multiple markets. MWI through consistent focus and enhancements to its OneWorldtm platform continues to expand the interfaces, functionality and, services to allow financial institutions to provide expanded capabilities for retail online cross-border trading. With this significant certification, MWI's clients will be enabled for business on the Marco Polo Network instantly.

Jose Pierre, Chief Executive Officer of Marketware International, says: "The cross-border solutions we are presently working on present major competitive opportunities to financial institutions that are prepared to offer their customers with retail online access to various markets world-wide. The business and technical challenges are significant, but MWI is committed to working closely with clients and global partners to enable and provide all-inclusive trading solutions, which can be hosted either internally by clients or via our own ASP service. Connectivity to the Marco Polo Network from our Marketware OneWorld™ platform will prove to be an important step toward achieving our online retail cross border objectives."

David Meredith, Chief Technology Officer of Marco Polo Network, noted that, "MWI is a welcome and valued addition to the Marco Polo Network community. MWI is recognized for providing high quality online trading solutions to retail institutions. By certifying with Marco Polo Network, MWI is able to expand access for their clients into the 90+ markets in which we operate. The global emerging markets represent the greatest potential for significant returns, particularly as the developed markets continue to suffer through a period of high volatility. Marco Polo's network provides a cost effective 1 Connection model that provides electronic access to these markets without requiring expensive investments in technology or communications."

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