ED&F Man Capital Markets Approved as Full Clearing Member of CME

  ED&F Man Capital Markets Approved as Full Clearing Member of CME

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 08, 2012

ED&F Man Capital Markets, the global financial brokerage business, is pleased
to announce that it has today been approved as a full clearing member of the
CME Group, operator of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; under the approval,
ED&F Man Capital Markets becomes a member of the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.

ED&F Man Capital Markets offers clearing services to clients on more than 60
global futures exchanges. Additionally the Firm provides access to clearing
and execution services in a range of OTC products including fixed income,
foreign exchange, equities and commodities.

ED&F Man Capital Markets is a division of privately owned ED&F Man, which was
founded 230 years ago and today operates in around 60 countries.

Commenting, Chris Smith, Global CEO of ED&F Man Capital Markets, said:

“Our focus is always on providing the highest levels of customer service; our
new status as a full clearing member of CME will enable us to extend our
unique, independent client offering into one of the world’s largest futures

Phil Howell, Director of Corporate Development and Head of Financial Services
at ED&F Man, added:

“This is an important milestone for both the business and ED&F Man. Following
our MBO from Man Group we have spent many years out of the financial services
markets. We look forward to working with CME and many of our old clients and
counterparts in developing a strong service oriented business with our highly
respected management team.”

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Notes to Editors:

About ED&F Man Capital Markets

  *ED&F Man Capital Markets is a global, financial brokerage business
    committed to providing the highest levels of customer service, delivered
    by an experienced and talented team, and unpinned by the best technology
    and systems available.
  *ED&F Man Capital Markets has a strong entrepreneurial ethos and is focused
    on brokerage-based business activities in liquid products and markets.
  *ED&F Man Capital Markets benefits from exceptional levels of
    capitalization and a management focus on disciplined financial and risk
    management control, and robust and effective corporate governance.
  *ED&F Man Capital Markets has offices in London, New York and Chicago. It
    is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and
    all client money, as defined by the FSA, is held in segregated client


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