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  • Tradeweb Adds Four New Dealers and Introduces Request For Stream Pricing for Euro Interest Rate Swaps

    London/Jersey City, NJ (June 11, 2008) Tradeweb, a leading over-the-counter, multi-asset class, online marketplace owned by Thomson Reuters and 10 leading dealers, today announced that Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and UBS have recently gone live on their platform for Euro Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). This takes the total number of market makers for Euro IRS on Tradeweb to 15, creating one of the largest multi-dealer liquidity pools in the global swaps market.

    In conjunction with this significant additional liquidity, Tradeweb has also introduced a Request for Stream (RFS) trading model for Euro and Sterling IRS. RFS allows dealers to show clients more frequently updated rates during an inquiry, keeping prices even more accurately in line with market movements.

    Euro and Dollar IRS trading was initially launched on Tradeweb in 2005. Global trading volumes and delta for swaps on Tradeweb grew in excess of 90% in the first five months of 2008 over the year ago period. Average daily volumes for the period were approximately $9 billion.

    "These four dealers - who are also part of Tradeweb's new ownership structure - have clearly demonstrated their commitment to increasing electronic trading within the IRS market by going live on Tradeweb in just a few short months," said Lee Olesky, President of Tradeweb.

    Mr Olesky continued, "In current market conditions, liquidity is in particularly high demand. Accurate streaming prices from multiple dealers have already proven a very effective mechanism of delivery for both the buy and sell-side. The introduction of RFS is a timely effort by all 15 of our current European IRS dealers."

    "Tradeweb continually proves to be an excellent source of liquidity for interest rate swaps in all market conditions, especially with more major market makers on board," said Peter Hartmann, Director, Bayern LB.

    "We are partnering with Tradeweb to drive the evolution of electronic trading of swaps because Tradeweb links liquidity and functionality to a global trading community," said Michele Faissola - Global Head of Rates, Deutsche Bank.

    "JPMorgan has partnered with Tradeweb since its inception as a US Treasury trading platform. We've supported them through key milestones including the launch of Interest Rate Derivative functionality and executing the first electronic swap trade on Tradeweb in 2005," said Chris Willcox, Global Head of Rate Markets, JPMorgan.

    Mr Willcox continued, "Recent evolution to a Request for Stream model, the addition of the new liquidity providers, and the formation of a strategic relationship with leading banking partners make Tradeweb the multi-dealer electronic marketplace of reference for the entire Interest Rate Swap market,"

    "We are delighted to be participating in Tradeweb's IRS product scope, which offers attractive trading functionality and helps us efficiently service our global clients," said Steven Compton, Global Head of G10 Rates, Citi.

    About Tradeweb

    Tradeweb is a leading over-the-counter, multi-asset class online marketplace, and a pioneer in the development of electronic trading and trade processing. The company provides services in the fixed income, derivatives, and equity markets to clients in more than 50 countries. Since 1998, Tradeweb has operated a global trading network, which harnesses the distribution of the major investment banks with over 2,000 institutional clients. With its expansion into the equity markets, Tradeweb is leveraging AutEx, the industry leader for 40 years in providing indications of interests, and Tradeweb Routing Network, a global FIX network with more than 7,000 connections to over 750 firms. Tradeweb is owned by Thomson Reuters and 10 leading global dealers.

    About 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, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

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