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IPC Selected for HKEx Hosting Services Founding Member Program

HONG KONG, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of voice and electronic trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms today announced that IPC is joining Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited's (HKEx) Hosting Services Founding Members Program. The Founding Members Program is designed to allow select hosting ecosystem service providers to participate in the early set-up of the hosting ecosystem at HKEx's Next Generation Data Center (NGDC).

Access to NGDC will be provided through two premier IPC services - Direct Connect, a secure, latency-sensitive managed Ethernet service and Connexus, the company's flagship financial extranet service.

Ryan Wuebbels, Head of Relationship Management for HKEx said, "We welcome IPC into the Hosting Services Founding Member Program and look forward to the trading communications capabilities that IPC's Direct Connect and Connexus will bring to our Hosting Services Ecosystem."

"IPC is exclusively focused on the capital markets and is committed to providing industry leading, value-added communications solutions for traders," said David Brown, senior vice president, Global Network Operations, IPC. "Through its network that reaches virtually every trading destination in the world, IPC brings a significant competitive advantage for market participants seeking to access HKEx."

Direct Connect and Connexus are part of the IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio which also includes Trader Voice and Enhanced Voice Services. IPC's Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 4,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries. Direct Connect and Connexus support a number of industry standard and trading protocols.

About IPC

IPC offers high- and low-touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With a 100-percent focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC's offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets, electronic connectivity services including enhanced voice services, business continuity solutions, and follow-the-sun service and support. IPC's global reach extends to nearly 60 countries - including a financial extranet of 4,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.

    Rob Thibault            Matt Pennacchio
    IPC Systems, Inc.       Finn Partners for IPC
    +1 201-253-2162         +1 212-715-1613
    robert.thibault@ipc.com matt@finnpartners.com
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SOURCE IPC Systems, Inc.

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