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Wednesday 16 January, 2008

Knowledge Technology

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Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC
16 January 2008

                             MARKET DATA WEB PORTAL

KTS Plc, a leading provider of real-time market data solutions, today announces
that it has been selected by Borse Berlin to develop and provide ongoing hosting
for the Web Portal giving online access to real-time market data produced by
Equiduct, its new Pan European Stock Exchange market. The system will be
accessible via the Borse Berlin/Equiduct website from April 2008 enabling users
to view the Equiduct VBBO (Virtual Best Bid/Offer). Pre and post trade data from
its Hybrid and PartnerEx market segments will come online in mid 2008.

'We have chosen an established market data vendor for this project to avoid
'reinventing the wheel' and to enable us to concentrate on providing the best
quality exchange services for our participants. We have found a partner who will
be responsive to our evolving needs and one with whom we can work together to
enhance and build a truly beneficial source of data for our clients.' says Rob
Brouwer, Chief Information Officer, Equiduct.

Andrew Miller, CEO of KTS, comments: 'The financial markets are evolving rapidly
to include many non-traditional execution venues. KTS supports the innovation of
firms like Borse Berlin/Equiduct by providing tailored solutions for the
consolidation and display of market data along with a managed hosting service.'

'Borse Berlin/Equiduct will be an important venue resulting from the regulatory
changes introduced by MiFID. Our selection is evidence of our strong positioning
and ability to address these and other large scale opportunities. As the first
commercial project to use both Arcontech's low-latency middleware and KTS's
proven flexible, browser delivered display technology, it represents an
endorsement of our strategy to combine these two businesses. We are delighted to
be part of this venture.' adds Miller.

Artur Fischer, Chief Executive Officer, Borse Berlin adds 'We believe that the
Equiduct VBBO will become the European benchmark price as part of each
investment firm's equity best execution policy. The full depth of the virtual
book, from which the VBBO is derived, will be used to calculate volume weighted
execution prices as part of the PartnerEx segment of the Borse Berlin/Equiduct
market thus differentiating Equiduct VBBO from other consolidated data feeds.'

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For more information, please contact:
Knowledge Technology Solutions Plc
Andrew Miller, Chief Executive Officer         020 7256 2300

Borse Berlin / Equiduct
Wendy Gyngell                        

Blue Oar Securities Plc
Mike Coe / Marc Davies                         0117 933 0020

Katie Hunt / Will Henderson                    020 7360 4900

Kelso Consulting
Angelina Hunt / Tim Prizeman                   020 7242 2272

About Borse Berlin

Borse Berlin has consistently aligned its service offerings to the requirements
of modern exchange trading. Trading foreign shares is its specialty. The foreign
share-market was developed in the mid-nineties and has been continually
extended. With the majority stake in Equiduct, Borse Berlin starts a process of
newly positioning itself. The aim is to use the opportunities that the European
Directive in Financial Markets ('MiFID') offers.
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About Equiduct Systems

Equiduct Systems will provide the first MiFID-compliant, integrated pan-European
single point of connectivity for trading services through the regulated market
operated by Borse Berlin. Equiduct's unique market model addresses the four key
requirements of best execution, enabling guaranteed execution at the lowest cost
and at the best price with less than 10 milliseconds turnaround time.
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About KTS

Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC is a leading provider of real-time market
data solutions. KTS has been established in London's financial district, the
City, since 1999 and is a public company listed on AIM, a market operated by the
London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: KTS). In 2007, KTS acquired Arcontech
Ltd., a specialist in real-time market data distribution and trading systems as
part of its strategic initiative to provide enterprise level systems for the
financial markets.

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