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Tick Data Announces Release of Pan-European Historical Trade and Quote Market Data Offering

Historical Intraday ‘Tick Equity Database’ now includes equity data from exchanges in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Netherlands

WASHINGTON, DC (April 14, 2008) – Tick Data, (www.tickdata.com), the market data division of Nexa Technologies, Inc. (www.nexatech.com), a subsidiary of Penson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNSN – News), today announced the addition of Pan-European historical intraday market data to its Tick Equity Database. The new European data offering includes historical and update equity data from exchanges in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Netherlands. With more than 20 years of experience collecting, validating, cleaning, and providing historical trade and quote market data, Tick Data is considered a pioneer and leader in the field.

As cross-border trading becomes more accessible and popular, traders now seek investment opportunities outside of the U.S. The request for additional coverage of European markets has become a client demand. Tick Data has responded to that demand by offering data sets that represent the bulk of European equity trading. All data is exchange-sourced, supported with corporate action information, with updates available on an ongoing basis.

Tick Data’s expanded European exchange list now includes extensive historical trades and quotes from Deutsche Börse, Borsa Italiana, and Bolsa de Madrid. Also included is Euronext, which consists of equity data from Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris. The inception dates vary by exchange and range from 2004 to as far back as 2002. This growing list supplements Tick Data’s previously available London Stock Exchange offering, with trades and quotes dating from 2000.

Neal Falkenberry, CFA-President of Tick Data said, “We are pleased to offer our clients access to data from these active equity exchanges. We remain committed to becoming the world’s central repository for historical intraday market data, and adding data representing over 75% of Europe’s equity market capitalization is a big step towards achieving that goal.”

About Nexa Technologies: www.nexatech.com

Nexa Technologies, Inc. is a provider of online and direct access trading solutions. Founded in 1999, Nexa Technologies is an independent subsidiary of Penson Worldwide, Inc. Its comprehensive product set incorporates multi-asset direct access trading systems, FIX-compliant order routing, an Order Management System (OMS), comprehensive data and market access to European & North American equity, options and derivatives exchanges and ECNs.

Nexa Technologies added historical intraday time series data into its product range in January 2005 when Penson Worldwide acquired Tick Data, LLC The Tick Data division, which provides clean, reliable historical intraday time series data for the equities and futures markets, employs proprietary compression algorithms, price-filtering techniques, and ticker symbol mapping processes to produce complete, research-ready historical data. From efficient data collection and distribution to seamless integration with third-party analytical software, the Tick Data division removes the frustration from building and maintaining historical databases.

About Penson Worldwide: www.penson.com

The Penson Worldwide group of companies provides execution, clearing, custody, settlement and technology infrastructure products and services to financial services firms and others servicing the global financial services industry. The Penson Worldwide group of companies includes Penson Financial Services, Inc., Penson Financial Services Canada Inc., Penson Financial Services Ltd., Nexa Technologies, Inc., Penson GHCO, First Capitol Group, LLC and Penson Asia Limited, among other companies. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Penson has served the clearing needs of the global financial services industry since 1995. Penson is the Flexible Choice in Global Financial Services.

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Source: Tick Data

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