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Access International Names John Buckner Jr. as
President and Chief Executive Officer

Feb 10 2003, New York City and Denver

Access International Financial Services, a leading provider of reference data management for achieving straight-through processing (STP) requirements, today announced that John Buckner Jr. has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am very pleased and excited to join Access International and look forward to leading this highly talented team,” said Mr. Buckner. “Access’ innovative product portfolio and strong development team present a compelling value proposition to our customers. The company is well positioned to become the industry’s leading products and services organization that directly addresses the challenges that exist within the reference data marketplace.”

In making today’s announcement, Access International Chairman and co-founder Jeffry Metter said, “John is a tremendous talent who has proven to be very effective in building and managing companies that deliver products and services into the financial services industry.” Added Metter, “John is uniquely qualified to ensure that Access leverages the tremendous potential for our entire software product suite.”

Formerly, Mr. Buckner was CEO of Symphoni Interactive, a securities-industry consulting company chartered to provide value-added project management consulting services to banks, broker/dealers, and the vendors that serve them. Originally, Mr. Buckner founded Symphoni Interactive as IMIS Inc. and, over a six-year period, was successful in building the organization into a multi-million dollar entity.

Throughout his career, Mr. Buckner has been exposed to many brokerage and banking capital markets operations and has extensive experience in the evaluation and implementation of large-scale back office applications capable of processing enterprise-wide securities activities.

“John's expertise in managing the implementation of back office applications within the financial services arena will be invaluable to Access as the company grows,“ said Rob Stavis, partner at lead investor Bessemer Venture Partners. “We believe that the combination of its recent financing and John Buckner’s leadership will position the company to leverage the opportunities that we see in the reference data marketplace,” added Stavis.

About Access International’s Global Product Suite™
The Global Product Suite™ is designed and implemented as the corporate product database that drives the processing of a real-time, multi-currency, multi-entity back office system. Access International’s Global Product Suite™ is comprised of three real-time application components:
Product Master – a robust reference application comprising comprehensive product data to support a global back-office system
Product Classification – a flexible tool that permits unique views of product information based on user-defined rules, updated in real-time via Product Master
Firm Price Management – a powerful database system for the collection and dissemination of multi-currency product pricing information

About Access International
Based in Denver and New York City, Access International Financial Services provides front, middle, and back office support to global market players using a unique approach to product reference data and back office applications to clear and settle cross border transactions. Access International provides real-time, multi-currency application software that delivers straight through processing (STP) across an enterprise in a consistent, timely, and cost effective manner.

To learn more about Access International, visit www.access-stp.com.

About Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners is a private venture capital firm that carries on one of the longest-standing venture capital activities in the country. In 1911, Henry Phipps established what was to become Bessemer Securities Corporation, BVP's principal limited partner, as an investment firm for the benefit of his descendants, starting with his share of the proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Steel. Since its inception, a central component of Bessemer Securities' charter has been to invest in and help build innovative, high-growth companies. Some of the companies that Bessemer helped establish or build in the early days include W.R. Grace, International Paper, and Ingersoll-Rand.

To learn more about Bessemer Venture Partners, visit www.bvp.com.

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