Press Release

Sucden Financial Partners with US Futures Broker R.J. O'Brien

London, February 3, 2010

Sucden Financial Limited, a leading ring dealing member of the London Metal Exchange (LME), today announced a new strategic partnership with the largest independent futures broker in the United States, R.J. O'Brien (RJO).

Through this new partnership, all of RJO's LME metals business will be routed through Sucden Financial.

Commenting on the agreement, Michael Overlander, Chief Executive Officer at Sucden Financial, said: "We are delighted to announce this new strategic partnership between Sucden Financial and R.J. O’Brien. The companies have historically worked well together, and that relationship will now be refreshed by this promising deal that paves the way for our firm's expansion into new markets."

Joseph Murphy, RJO Executive Vice President and President of the Americas, said: "Our new strategic alliance with Sucden Financial symbolises our dedication to providing our clients with a broad and diverse service offering, and we are confident it will prove to be significantly beneficial for both firms."