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LMAX Exchange chooses Azul Systems' Innovative Zing to further optimise execution performance

LONDON, UK, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 8, 2013 - LMAX Exchange, the leading FSA regulated MTF for FX, announced today a strategic partnership with Azul Systems, the leading Java solution provider for applications requiring low latency and scalability. LMAX Exchange will use Azul’s Zing™ Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for continuous performance optimisation of its low latency execution venue.

As the award-winning LMAX Exchange continues its rapid growth, it will use the innovative Zing JVM as a technological foundation to deliver consistently reliable performance, high throughput and low latency execution.

Furthermore, both companies will collaborate at a deep engineering level to continuously optimise the low-latency performance of Azul’s Java solutions.

Azul’s Zing is a 100% Java-compatible high performance JVM, known to deliver low latency and also to support large in-memory datasets without performance penalty. In essence, Zing eliminates operational interruptions, response time outliers and the scalability limits of Java-based trading and other financial services applications. LMAX Exchange will benefit from Zing without having to make any changes to its unique trading software architecture, approach to software development or its advanced continuous delivery process.

Edward McDaid, CIO at LMAX Exchange, said: "LMAX Exchange is already one of the fastest execution venues for FX and our deep technological collaboration with Azul will help to ensure we continue to deliver even faster and more consistent execution for our clients in the future."

Scott Sellers, president and CEO of Azul Systems, said, “We’ve seen time and time again that if you are using a conventional JVM, you will not be able to deliver consistent ultra-low latency with high scalability. We provide a fast, reliable and proven solution which ensures execution venues, risk analysis engines, messaging infrastructure, and a myriad of other low-latency applications benefit from consistency and reliability of execution and improved service availability -- even under demanding and unpredictable loads. Our Zing JVM enables financial institutions like LMAX Exchange to seamlessly grow transaction volumes and meet ever stricter SLAs.”

The two companies are planning to publish a series of white papers summarising the results of their technical collaboration, including any business and performance benefits achieved.

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Media Contacts

For further information please contact:

LMAX Exchange (London):
Barbara Pozdorovkina T: +44 20 3192 2510 E: press@lmax.com

About LMAX Exchange

Recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms for three consecutive years (2015, 2014 and 2013 Sunday Times, Tech Track 100), LMAX Exchange is the leading MTF for FX, authorised and regulated by the FCA. Servicing retail brokers, funds, corporates, asset managers and banks, LMAX Exchange delivers a unique vision for global FX trading - a transparent, neutral, level playing field for all market participants, regardless of status, size or activity levels.

The LMAX Exchange OPEN order book is driven by streaming, no ‘Last Look’ limit order liquidity. LMAX Exchange offers a range of key products, including spot FX, precious metals, commodities and equity indices, with complete pre and post-trade transparency and order execution where no ‘last look’ is standard. Orders are executed in strict price/time priority.

LMAX Exchange – the emerging benchmark for global FX.

Business growth awards:

2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 more

Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, based on percentage growth of fiscal year revenues over the last four years. close

2015, 2014, 2013 Fastest Growing Tech Company in the UK – The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 more

LMAX Exchange has been recognised amongst the UK’s fastest growing technology firms for three consecutive years. Tech Track 100, compiled by Fast Track annually and published by the Sunday Times each September, lists Britain’s 100 fastest-growing private tech companies based on sales growth over the last three years. close

2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 more

The Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 pre-eminent technology awards program is a ranking of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa's fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over three years. close

2015 Recognised as a Tech City Future Fifty company – Tech City UK Future Fiftymore

LMAX Exchange is part of the Future Fifty programme, focused on accelerating the success of high-growth tech businesses. close

FX industry awards:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best FX Trading Venue - ECN/MTF – WSL Institutional Trading Awards more

LMAX Exchange has been awarded The Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards “Best FX Trading Venue - ECN/MTF” for four consecutive years. WSL awards honour excellence among providers to the institutional trading industry. close

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best Margin Sector Platform – Profit & Loss Readers' Choice Awards more

LMAX Exchange has been awarded The Profit & Loss Readers’ Choice Awards “Best Margin Sector Platform” for three consecutive years. These awards are voted on by the readers and recognise excellence within the foreign exchange industry throughout the previous year. close

2014 Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative – WSL Institutional Trading Awards more

LMAX Exchange has been awarded The Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards “Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative” in 2014. WSL awards honour excellence among providers to the institutional trading industry. close

2013 Best Execution Venue – Forex Magnates Awards more

LMAX Exchange has been awarded the Forex Magnates Awards “Best Execution Venue”. The awards are granted to the top firms in their categories and announced at the annual London summit. close

Financial technology awards:

2016 Best Trading & Execution – HFM US Technology Awards more

The HFM US Technology awards recognise hedge fund technology providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development in the past 12 months. close

2013 Best Overall Testing Project – The European Software Testing Awards more

The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) recognise excellence and innovation in the software testing and quality assurance across a variety of industries. close

2011 Best Trading System – Financial Sector Technology Awards more

The FST Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the field of information technology within the UK and EMEA financial services sector. close

2011 Innovative Programming Framework – Oracle Duke's Choice Awards more

Oracle’s Duke's Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the most innovative projects using the Java platform. close

LMAX Limited operates a multilateral trading facility (MTF). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Registered no. 509778.

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems delivers high-performance and elastic Java solutions with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul's Zing JVM is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Big Data applications. Azul's enhanced Java technologies also enable organisations to simplify Java-based operations by deploying fewer instances while achieving lower average latencies, greater response time consistency and dramatically improved operating costs. www.azulsystems.com

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