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Paul Hastings Represents IntercontinentalExchange in its Agreement to Acquire YellowJacket Software

February 19, 2008

Atlanta, GA (February 19, 2008) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm represented IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and over-the-counter markets, in its agreement to acquire YellowJacket Software, Inc., a financial technology firm.

Atlanta partner Frank Layson and associate David Clifton led the Paul Hastings team, which included partners Mark Lange and Eric Keller, and associates Adrienne Smith and Crescent Moran. Johnathan Short, ICEs general counsel, and Andrew Surdykowski, ICEs assistant general counsel, also represented ICE in the transaction.

About IntercontinentalExchange: Headquartered in Atlanta, IntercontinentalExchange offers futures and over-the-counter markets on a single trading platform, including markets for crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities and financial products.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,200 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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