Bryce Engel, President of Penson Worldwide, added, “We believe this transaction represents the best solution for our U.S. securities correspondents, their customers, and related counterparties, as well as for our other stakeholders. From a position of strength, Apex Clearing will be able to convert new correspondents and grow the business.”“We are pleased to support the formation of Apex Clearing,” said Richard J. Daly, Chief Executive Officer of Broadridge Financial Solutions. “Apex Clearing is the most recent example of how leveraging our flexible technology solutions provides Broadridge’s clients with seamless transition options and an ability to focus on growing their businesses. Participating in the ongoing stability of our capital markets and providing future growth opportunities for our shareholders directly aligns with Broadridge’s values and mission.” Additional details of the transaction will be provided in subsequent Penson and Broadridge filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. About PEAK6 INVESTMENTS LP: www.peak6.com PEAK6 Investments, L.P. is a leading financial institution with headquarters in Chicago, and offices in Seattle, New York and San Francisco. Established in 1997, PEAK6 has a demonstrated track record of success in proprietary trading, retail brokerage, technology innovation, and risk management. PEAK6 focuses on innovation, execution prowess and nurtures a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial culture. About Penson Worldwide: www.penson.com The Penson Worldwide group of companies provides execution, clearing, custody, settlement and technology infrastructure products and services to financial services firms and others servicing the global financial services industry. The Penson Worldwide group of companies includes Penson Financial Services, Inc., Penson Financial Services Canada Inc., and Nexa Technologies, Inc., among other companies. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Penson has served the clearing needs of the global financial services industry since 1995. Penson Forward-Looking Statements: Statements contained in this news release that are not based on current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature. Such forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates and expectations. Forward-looking statements are based on known and unknown risks, assumptions, uncertainties and other factors. Actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Penson undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.