Direct Edge Statement on Hurricane Sandy

Direct Edge Statement on Hurricane Sandy

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Direct Edge expects to
operate its EDGX and EDGA exchanges during normal market hours on Monday,
October 29.

Direct Edge technicians will be on site at our facilities to ensure successful
operation of our trading platforms.

Direct Edge will provide operational updates to its Members as necessary or
requested throughout the storm.

Direct Edge

Direct Edge is one of the leading stock exchange operators in the United
States and globally. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, Direct Edge
offers dynamic trading functionality across two distinct platforms, EDGA and
EDGX, as well as connectivity and market data services. Its commitment to
innovation and superior customer service helps its Members move their business
lives forward. In November of 2011, Direct Edge announced plans to expand
internationally with the opening of Direct Edge Brazil, a Rio de Janeiro-based
electronic stock exchange for the trading of Brazilian equities. Direct Edge
is owned by a consortium that includes affiliates of Citadel LLC; Goldman
Sachs Group, Inc.; International Securities Exchange, LLC.; JPMorgan Chase &
Co.; and Knight Capital Group, Inc. More information is available at and

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CONTACT: Jim Gorman
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