ICAP Wins Queens Award for Enterprise

ICAP Wins Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category

London, 21st April 2011 – ICAP, the world’s premier interdealer broker, is pleased to announce today that it has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International trade category. As Britain's most coveted business prize, the Queen’s Awards recognise outstanding achievement by UK companies. The award is formally conferred by a Grant of Appointment and is symbolised through a presentation given by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenants as The Queen's local representatives. This is the second time ICAP has received a Queen’s Award in this category, having been named a winner in 2005.

Since commencing trading in 1986, ICAP plc has developed its international business consistently, establishing itself as the world's premier voice and electronic interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk information services. ICAP's businesses are based across more than 70 locations in 32 countries worldwide with a strong presence in all major financial centres in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Its largest overseas offices are in USA, Brazil and Singapore. Over the past five years, ICAP’s international expansion has seen direct overseas revenues more than double.

Michael Spencer, Group CEO, ICAP plc commented:
“ICAP’s unique positioning in the financial services markets has seen us grow the business as a world leader in the broking and post trade sectors. This growth is set to continue with further plans in place to develop our presence in new and emerging markets and expanding our services through leading edge technology. As the winner of a Queen’s Award for the second time, it is pleasing that the contribution of all ICAP’s staff worldwide to the company’s success is recognised at the highest level.”

Mike Sheard                    Director of Corporate Affairs                      +44 (0) 20 7050 7103
Alexandra Umpleby       Head of Media Relations                           +44 (0) 20 7050 7104
Alex Dee                          Head of Investor Relations                         +44 (0) 20 7050 7123
About ICAP
ICAP is the world’s premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to www.icap.com