Liquidnet Celebrates the First Graduating Class of the Liquidnet Family High School in Rwanda

  Liquidnet Celebrates the First Graduating Class of the Liquidnet Family High
  School in Rwanda

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 14, 2013

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, celebrates the first
graduating class of the Liquidnet Family High School located at the
Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in Rwanda which took place on January 10,
2013. For the last four years, these students - many of them orphans of
Rwanda’s genocide – have resided at the ASYV, a cutting edge community aimed
at educating and nurturing young adults who were orphans of war, violence and
disease to become the country’s leaders. Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame
attended the ceremony at the ASYV’s campus, which is located about 30 miles
from the Rwandan capital of Kigali.

Graduating class with ASYV Founder, Anne Heyman, His Excellence President
Kagame, Village Director, ...

Graduating class with ASYV Founder, Anne Heyman, His Excellence President
Kagame, Village Director, Jean Claude Nkulikiyimfura, and Ministry of
Education Permanent Secretary, Sharon Haba. (Photo: Business Wire)

While addressing the graduating students during the ceremony, President Kagame
said, “You are part of the wider Rwandan family and we want to support you to
reach your goals. So you should count on us who will be with you throughout
the way.”

He continued, “We want you to leave this place with confidence, trust and
faith, in families, the country and together with your invaluable
contributions; we can shape the future of our people as we deserve and want it
to be.”

About the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village

Opened in 2008 by social entrepreneur Anne Heyman, the ASYV was built to
provide Rwanda’s most vulnerable youth with a place to heal and the tools to
flourish so that they can invigorate their communities and launch Rwanda to a
new level of social and economic success. Today, it is home to 500 Rwandan
teenagers and young adults orphaned by violence and AIDS. Modeled after the
youth villages Israel established after the Holocaust to help raise relocated
orphans from Eastern Europe, the ASYV was founded with the belief that the
people who ultimately rebuild Rwanda will come from the approximately 610,000
young people orphaned in the country. Following graduation, these young adults
will return to their villages for entrepreneurial pursuits, enter university
to pursue professional degrees, seek out immediate jobs or enroll in other
continuing educational programs.

President Kagame noted that the ASYV “has restored hope to some of the most
vulnerable children in our country. This is definitely a very good example of
a partnership that works between people from across the world and our country
who share a common vision for a better world for all of us. The spirit of this
school is about resilience, transformation of lives and strength of
character.”

About the Liquidnet Family High School

The Liquidnet Family High School was named in honor of the volunteer network
of Liquidnet employees and family members who donated their time and resources
over the past five years to help turn the ASYV concept into a reality. More
than 60 employees and family members have travelled to Rwanda over 75 times to
perform skill-based volunteer projects, including working on issues like
setting up IT systems, installing a wireless network across the entire campus,
installing computer labs, setting up accounting systems, and providing
capacity-building leadership training. In total, Liquidnet has contributed
over $7.5 million to the project and has raised hundreds of thousands of
dollars through its Race4Rwanda endurance event series. The ASYV is the global
charitable partner of Liquidnet For Good, the corporate impact program that
leverages Liquidnet’s resources in pursuit of a better world.

“Just a few short years ago, the ASYV was simply an idea that my wife Anne
came up with after hearing about the Rwandan orphan population. Through the
hard work of many people including the contributions of the entire Liquidnet
Family, this idea turned into a reality,” commented Seth Merrin, Founder and
CEO of Liquidnet. “When these students entered the village they had little
hope and confidence and today the president of their country called them the
future leaders of Rwanda. This is a testament to what a ground-breaking
community like ASYV can achieve.”

About Liquidnet

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network that connects over 700
of the world’s top asset managers to large-scale equity trading opportunities
across the globe — 41 markets across five continents. With an average trade
size of more than 42,000 shares in the US, 65,300 in Canada, and approximately
$1 million in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific*, Liquidnet is a leader in large
block trading globally. Liquidnet does this by going beyond what the retail
market can provide by defending and securing the integrity and the anonymity
of the block trade while continuously looking for ways to bring in new sources
of safe, actionable liquidity from asset management firms, exchanges, brokers
and corporations. Asset Managers rely on Liquidnet to help them protect the
performance of their portfolios by allowing them to enter and exit their
portfolio positions more efficiently. For more information on the Liquidnet
community, its liquidity, block executions, and additional investment
capabilities, visit www.liquidnet.com.

*For the year ending 12/31/12

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Melissa Kanter, +1 646-660-8469
Global Marketing & Communications
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