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Interactive Data's ComStock to Provide Central and Eastern European OTC Data from Conticap.

LONDON -- ComStock, an Interactive Data (NYSE: IDC) business and a leading provider of real-time global market data and managed solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Swiss-based Continental Capital Markets SA ('Conticap'), a leading broker servicing the emerging central and eastern European capital markets. Conticap will supply ComStock with a range of financial data in the following currencies: New Turkish Lira, Polish Zloty, Hungarian Forint, Russian Rouble, Romanian New Leu and Israeli Shekel. The data will include foreign exchange (in all currencies except Israeli Shekel), interest rates (in all currencies) and fixed income instruments (in Polish Zloty and Hungarian Forint).

The Conticap feed is available via ComStock's flagship high-speed digital datafeed, PlusFeed, and also via Interactive Data's GTIS service, which covers global over-the-counter prices contributed by leading market players in the foreign exchange, precious metals, money and fixed income markets.

David Hann, general manager, EMEA of ComStock, commented: "There is a growing demand for a comprehensive supply of this hard-to-get data from emerging central and eastern European markets. The Conticap source will further enrich ComStock's datafeed - content received will include FX spot, forwards and swaps, local currency government bonds and non-deliverable forward foreign exchange."

ComStock's PlusFeed delivers financial information to power mission critical electronic market data applications, including algorithmic trading engines where speed is crucial. In addition to real-time quote and trade data for equities, derivatives, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities and funds, PlusFeed provides a wide range of other information including reference data, fundamental data, historical data and financial news. Data is provided from over 350 sources and exchanges worldwide, and covers in excess of 3.2 million instruments.

About Interactive Data

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. The Company's businesses supply time-sensitive pricing, evaluations, dividend, corporate action and reference data for more than 3.5 million securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world's best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the Company's services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management and valuation activities. Through its businesses, FT Interactive Data, ComStock, CMS BondEdge and eSignal, Interactive Data has approximately 2,200 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is headquartered in Bedford, MA. Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), an international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group, owns approximately 62 percent of the outstanding common stock of Interactive Data Corporation.

ComStock is a leading provider of real-time global market data to financial institutions, redistributors and online financial portals worldwide. ComStock's suite of services includes PlusFeed, a consolidated, low latency data feed. Also managed as part of the ComStock group is Interactive Data Managed Solutions, a leading provider and operator of customized financial market information systems.

For more information about Interactive Data and its businesses, please visit: www.interactivedata.com

About Continental Capital Markets (Conticap)

Continental Capital Markets SA (Conticap), located in Nyon, Switzerland, was founded in 1998 to provide brokerage services to wholesale capital markets participants active in the emerging markets.

Conticap has established itself as niche broker and market leader servicing Central and Eastern European markets.
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