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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5 April 2018
Fidessa group plc
Response to press speculation
The Board of Fidessa group plc ("Fidessa") notes the press speculation in relation to potential bidders for Fidessa.
Fidessa confirms that the party identified as Party A in Fidessa's announcement of 3 April 2018* is ION Investment Group Limited ("ION"), and the other party is SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. ("SS&C"). No proposed terms have been received from SS&C at this stage.
This announcement has been made without the consent of ION and SS&C.
* Fidessa's announcement of 3 April 2018 is available at http://www.fidessa.com/document/4602
In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available on Fidessa's website: http://www.fidessa.com/about-fidessa/investor-relations/rns-announcements. The content of the websites referred to in this announcement is not incorporated into and does not form part of this announcement.
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The person responsible for arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of Fidessa is Anil Shah, Company Secretary.
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