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1 Aug 2008

Launch, Market Access to Brazil by UBS

The global Equities business of UBS announced the launch of Direct Market Access (DMA) for international clients to trade securities on the Bovespa stock exchange in Brazil. UBS is among the first broker-dealers to offer non-Brazilian clients direct electronic equities trading and execution in this major market.

Recent market regulation enacted in Brazil allows for non-domestic investors access to direct electronic trading on Bovespa (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo), a Sao Paulo-based stock exchange. Bovespa is the second-largest stock exchange in the Americas, and the third largest in the world.

"We have a longstanding commitment to providing clients with seamless, direct, electronic access to the major markets all over the world." Mario Campos, Head of Latin America Sales & Trading, said, "We are pleased to be one of the first brokers to offer global clients with DMA in Brazil."

"International DMA is one milestone in providing advanced electronic trading in this market – other tools and strategies will follow very soon," said Will Sterling, Head of Institutional Electronic Trading. "Making DMA available for clients trading into Brazil is particularly exciting, given our global buy-side clients’ increasing focus on this region."

With offices in 50 countries, UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. Its shares are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

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