Bank Leumi Le-Israel extends use of FENICS FX

Three year license signed with GFI Group

New York – 8 April 2009 – Bank Leumi Le-Israel of Tel Aviv has extended its license for GFI FENICS FX, pricing and risk management software from GFI Group, Inc (Nasdaq: GFIG).

The bank, a long standing client of GFI, is using the latest FENICS functionalities, including Pricing, Analysis, STP/API to export data to its back-office system including the new Structuring Module and Exotic Math Module, allowing the bank to design, price, and distribute complicated structures with ease.

Guy Hanan, Head of Options at Bank Leumi Le-Israel said, “We have been using FENICS FX since 1995 and this was an ideal opportunity to continue our partnership for the next 3 years. Our business in Israel is growing strongly in both Vanillas and Exotics and FENICS FX gives us the confidence we need in our pricing, exotic risk management and mark to market revaluation.”

“This is a real vote of confidence in GFI’s technology investment and our plans for the future” said Richard Brunt, head of GFI FENICS. “Israel is a very sophisticated FX options market and we are delighted that FENICS enjoys wide support amongst the participants”.

The license was signed in January 2009 and Bank Leumi Le-Israel is now live with the latest version of GFI FENICS.

About GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc. ( is a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments. Fenics Software Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.

Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,700 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Cape Town, Calgary, Englewood (NJ), and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,200 institutional clients, including leading banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI™, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch™, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex® and Trayport®.

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Patricia Gutierrez
Vice President – Public Relations
GFI Group Inc.
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