Belzberg Announces Hiring of Andrew Brenner

TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Belzberg Technologies Inc. (TSX -BLZ), a provider of technology-based equity and options trading services, announced that Andrew Brenner will join the Company as President, US Operations effective January 11, 2010.

Andrew Brenner will join the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Electronic Brokerage Systems, LLC as President, US Operations and will be located in the New York office. Andrew Brenner will be responsible for U.S. sales and will work closely with Bob Sheehan, CEO of Electronic Brokerage Systems, LLC. Mr. Brenner will report to Judith Robertson, President and CEO of Belzberg Technologies, Inc.

"We are very excited to have Andy join our organization." said Ms. Robertson. "His experience and background make him ideally suited to provide leadership to our U.S. sales efforts. We look forward to his strategic input and we are eager to benefit from his extensive knowledge and industry relationships."

Mr. Brenner has thirty years experience in the securities industry, including equities, options and other derivatives. Most recently, Mr. Brenner was Head of the ISE Stock Exchange where he was responsible for all aspects of developing a new state of the art exchange which was then acquired by Direct Edge ECN, LLC. Mr. Brenner has also held senior positions at Fidelity, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.

"I am very excited to be joining the Belzberg/Electronic Brokerage team." said Andrew Brenner. "I look forward to working with the existing client base and building a strong platform for future growth."

About Belzberg Technologies

Belzberg Technologies Inc. is a provider of trading technology for equities and options in Canada and the U.S. and technology-based brokerage services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Electronic Brokerage Systems, LLC, in the U.S. Using Belzberg's suite of integrated trading tools and network connectivity, Belzberg's customers have direct access to all major North American markets. Belzberg Technologies is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Ticker-BLZ) - additional information is available at www.belzberg.com.

Forward looking statement disclaimer

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are based on forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainty. A variety of important factors could cause results to differ materially from such statements, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting the company's operation, markets, products, prices and other factors.

SOURCE BELZBERG TECHNOLOGIES INC.

For further information: For further information: Judith Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Phone: (416) 360-1812, E-mail: investorinfo@belzberg.com

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