OptionsCity™ Named Finalist for CityLIGHTS Award

Chicago – OptionsCity™ today announced the company has been named a finalist for the Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS award, in the Newcomer Award category.

The Newcomer Award is presented to the company that has the strongest potential to emerge from its start-up phase to become a solid presence in the technology marketplace.

“We at OptionsCity are proud of our accomplishments thus far, and honored that our potential is recognized in the industry.” says Hazem Dawani, President and CEO of OptionsCity.

CityLIGHTS is an annual celebration held by the ITA to honor and recognize vitality and innovation in Illinois’ rapidly growing technology community. The awards gala is an opportunity for key industry members to be recognized for their innovations and driving positive change.

“Year after year, CityLIGHTS nominees continue to raise the bar,” said Fred Hoch, president of ITA. “We wish all of our finalists the best of luck as ITA members vote to choose this year’s winners.”

For the first time ever, members of Illinois’ technology community are invited to cast their vote to help determine the winners. Voting is available through the event Web site at www.itacitylights.com and limited to ITA association members and gala attendees. Voting is open now and closes at 11:59pm on April 8, 2009.

To find out more about OptionsCity Metro contact us at (312) 635-1750 or e-mail us at info@optionscity.com.

About OptionsCity™ Software, Inc.
OptionsCity™ was founded in October 2006 with its headquarters in the financial district of Chicago. The company’s main product is a real-time electronic trading platform for options traders who make markets, maintain liquidity and trade on the worlds leading derivative markets. The OptionsCity™ solution solves current issues and adds new distinctive features, including creative ways of organizing and displaying data, advanced opportunity identification, increased safety and risk management, strategy automation, and revolutionized communication between traders. OptionsCity is a certified ISV (Independent Software Vendor) on the CBOE, CFE, CBSX, CBOT, CME and NYMEX.

About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) represents the interests of a diverse membership of more than 550 companies in Illinois that create, deploy and utilize information technology as a core part of their organization. By connecting members with industry peers and participants, providing the latest strategic information, market research and critical market insight and by promoting key thought leaders
to raise visibility and gain a greater market awareness and presence, ITA is focused on building and developing the Illinois technology community through collaboration. Additional information is available at www.illinoistech.org.

This press release contains forward-looking statements with the exception of historical information. The matters discussed in this press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

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Contact: Christy Haras
Phone: (312) 265-2624
Email: charas@optionscity.com

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