Change of Nominated Advisor and Broker and Notice of Results

May 11, 2015

First Derivatives PLC
(“FD” or the “Company”)

Change of Nominated Advisor and Broker and Notice of Results

FD (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I), a leading provider of software and consulting services, announces that it has appointed Investec Bank plc as its Nominated Adviser and Broker with immediate effect.

The Company also notifies that it will be reporting its final results for the year ended 28 February 2015 on 2 June 2015.

Enquiries:

First Derivatives plc
+44(0)28 3025 2242
www.firstderivatives.com

Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer
Graham Ferguson, Finance Director
Ian Mitchell, Head of Investor Relations

Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
+44 (0)20 7597 4000

Dominic Emery

Goodbody (ESM Adviser and Broker)
+353 1 667 0420

Linda Hickey
Finbarr Griffin

Walbrook PR
+44 (0)20 7933 8780

Paul Cornelius
Nick Rome
Helen Cresswell
Sam Allen

About FD
FD is a global technology provider with nearly 20 years of experience of working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions. It holds a 65% stake in Palo Alto-based Kx Systems, developer of the world-leading database technology, kdb+. It employs over 1,200 people worldwide and has operations in London, New York, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Toronto, Philadelphia, Dublin, Belfast and its headquarters in Newry.