Ernst and Young grants cyber certification to FAME’s Energy Data Services

NEW YORK, NY, September 26, 2002 — FAME Information Services Inc., a provider of data management and decision-support solutions for trading and risk management, announced that its Energy Data Services has been granted Ernst and Young’s cyber certification for advanced daily data quality services.

This independent audit reaffirms FAME’s achievement in, and commitment to, the distribution of superior energy market data. The importance of reliable, accurate and timely market data, especially to any business related to energy commodities, has been particularly illuminated by Enron’s collapse and the subsequent scrutiny by regulators of energy companies’ trading activities.

Commodity prices play a crucial role in revenue and profit margins such that errors in a single commodity price are easily multiplied by large trading exposures into huge potential losses.

“The fact that FAME is the first and only energy information provider whose data services have been granted the independent cyber certification by Ernst and Young is a unique distinction in this market,” stated Emma Garvey, Data Product Manager, FAME.

Ernst & Young granted the cyber-certification to FAME’s Energy Data Services, which currently aggregates and delivers close to 50 global energy market data sources, covering oil, power, gas, weather and petrochemicals in a single feed. DoubleCheck T, a suite of data quality initiatives, enhances FAME’s Energy Data Services and underscores FAME’s commitment to data quality.

It includes the Ernst & Young cyber certification, FAME’s Data Quality Service Model, Data Comparison Service and InsideTrack. For more information about DoubleCheck, please visit www.fame.com/products/denergy.html

For more information about FAME’s Ernst & Young cyber-certification, visit the FAME web site at www.fame.com.

About FAME

FAME (www.fame.com) specializes in the delivery of time-series-based, decision-support solutions for the world’s financial, energy and public sector markets, providing enterprise information integration, managed data services, Internet-enabled analytical components and products and, through its professional services group, complete custom solutions for the management and analysis of historical and reference data.

Headquartered in New York, FAME has over 600 customers in 40 countries and employs over 350 professionals at 16 locations worldwide.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young has 84,000 people in more than 130 countries. Further information about Ernst & Young can be found at www.ey.com/uk.

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