Press Release

Katie Hanley Promoted to Vice-President-Introducing Broker Division

Chicago, June 29, 2009

R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC (RJO), the largest independent futures brokerage in the US, announced that it has promoted Katie Hanley to the role of Vice President of the Introducing Broker (IB) Division effective July 1, 2009. Katie, who has been an employee of RJO for over 12 years, will be working closely with Mary Ellen Scanlin, CEO of the IB Division. "We are so pleased to announce Katie’s promotion," said Gerry Corcoran, Chairman of RJO. "Katie has made a significant contribution to our firm as well as to the Introducing Broker Division. She works with a team that has garnered the largest share of Guaranteed Introducing Brokers in the industry."