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OpenLink Earns No. 1 Spot in Risk Technology Rankings 2012

OpenLink Financial LLC (OpenLink), the global leader in Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) software, announced today that it has achieved the top spot for front-to-back commodities trading systems in Risk Magazine’s 2012 risk technology rankings.

Risk Magazine annually asks users of derivatives and risk management technology services to nominate the leading vendor based on functionality, usability, performance, return on investment and reliability. For the 2012 rankings, over 1,000 participants voted and selected OpenLink as the leading trading system in the commodities space.

“At OpenLink, we always strive to provide the most robust solutions to our clients. Being selected as the leader by Risk Magazine readers solidifies our spot in the commodities trading and risk management space,” said Dr. Mark Greene, CEO of OpenLink. “As we look ahead, we aim to expand clients’ transaction lifecycles, adding new capabilities and services to meet their evolving needs.”

OpenLink clients leverage the front-to-back office solution to cover the full lifecycle of their commodities and derivatives transactions. The integrated offering allows for trade capture, valuation, compliance and limits monitoring, position and risk reporting, collateral management, accounting, and cash management, eliminating much of the manual data integration and reconciliation work typically required in trading operations.

ABOUT OPENLINK

Founded in 1992, OpenLink (www.openlink.com) provides decision support software solutions for transaction lifecycle management. This software encompasses financial and physical cross-asset trading, risk management, related operations processing and portfolio management for commodity, energy and financial services markets and industries globally. The Company is a high growth, private equity-backed global software and services business serving energy, commodities, financial institutions, agribusiness, food & beverage, and corporate customers.

OpenLink's best-in-class products help clients manage their commodity, energy, and financial instrument trading activities across the entire trading and supply chain lifecycle. The Company has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, and generated pro forma revenue of over $300 million in 2011.

The company services over 500 clients, including a world-class customer base of 12 of the world's largest commodity and energy companies, nine of the largest financial institutions, and 11 of the largest central banks.

The Company has over 1,200 employees in its 12 global offices on five continents. Based in Uniondale, on Long Island, NY, it has additional offices in New York City, Houston, London, Berlin, Vienna, Toronto, Moscow, São Paulo, Singapore, Dubai, and Sydney.

OpenLink has received multiple industry awards and recognition in 2011, including being ranked as the industry leader by Gartner and ranked first in its class by Energy Risk Magazine for Commodity/Energy Trading and Risk Management (C/ETRM) systems.

OpenLink was acquired in October 2011 by leading private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedman LLC.

ABOUT RISK MAGAZINE

Risk covers the latest developments in risk management, derivatives pricing, derivative trading, banking regulation, law and documentation, exchanges, and clearing and settlement.

In every financial centre throughout the world, the business of risk management is the cornerstone of growth. Such is the power and depth of Risk's reputation that in each of these countries, you will find someone subscribing to Risk and advertisers using Risk to reach them. Risk has subscribers in more than 90 countries, or 44% of all nation states - almost the entire developed and developing world.

The Risk Technology Rankings survey was conducted in October 2012.

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