JSE Scoops International Accolade

April 8, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

LONDON, Tuesday 8 April. – Last night, the JSE Ltd took top honours in the New Contract of the Year category in the second annual Futures & Options (FOW) Awards held in London. The JSE received the award for the Can Do Option Contracts which the JSE has developed.

The prestigious awards are organised by global derivatives magazine FOW to honour organisations that have made a great contribution to the derivatives market. The FOW Awards ceremony kicks off the International Derivatives Week held in London each year where the JSE is showcasing its products to the global derivative investment community.

 “It’s an incredible achievement to be recognized by FOW and its independent panel of industry experts including traders,” said Allan Thomson, Director of Trading at the JSE. “The award is further proof that the JSE competes amongst the best global exchanges when it comes to developing innovative products and services .”

The JSE’s Can Do Option contracts competed against the best global new contracts in the New Contract of the Year category.

Roz Thomas or Victoria Williams                                      
Corporate Communications Consultants (Pty) Ltd           
Tel: (011) 783 8926                                                      
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Email: rozt@corpcom.co.za

Allan Thomson
Director of Trading
JSE Limited
Tel: (011) 520 7082
Email: allant@jse.co.za

As South Africa’s only full service stock exchange, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange connects buyers and sellers in four different financial markets, namely equities, equity derivatives, agricultural derivatives and interest rate instruments (including currency futures). The JSE offers the investor a first world trading environment, with world class technology, surveillance and settlement in an emerging market context. The JSE provides companies with the opportunity to raise capital in a highly regulated, efficient and transparent market through the Main Board, the market for large, established companies and AltX, the market for younger companies that are to become future powerhouses.  The JSE is amongst the top 20 largest equities exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation and is the world’s largest single stock futures market.