Belzberg Technologies Inc. Appoints Chris Jackson as President, Canadian Operations

    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Belzberg Technologies Inc. ("Belzberg") (TSX:
BLZ) today announced that Chris Jackson has joined the company as President,
Canadian Operations. Chris Jackson comes to Belzberg from Perimeter Financial
where he was Managing Director, Perimeter Markets Inc. He was responsible for
the sales and marketing for all of Perimeter's alternative marketplaces and
previously was President and CEO for IA Sciences, Perimeter's business process
outsourcing service for discretionary managed account/wrap programs. Prior to
joining Perimeter in 2003, Chris held senior executive positions at Financial
Models Corporation and Deloitte Consulting.
    "Chris has a tremendous 20 year track record in management of technology
based businesses and is a great team player," said Judith Robertson, President
and CEO. "Strengthening the leadership of our Canadian business is my first
priority. Chris will be responsible for determining the strategy and
delivering the results for our Canadian clients."
    "I am very excited to be joining Judith and the Belzberg team," said
Chris Jackson. "I am looking forward to working with Belzberg's extensive
Canadian client base and leading the continued growth of Belzberg in the
Canadian marketplace."

    About Belzberg

    Belzberg Technologies Inc. is a provider of technology-based brokerage
services, trading equities and options through Electronic Brokerage Systems,
Belzberg Technologies' wholly owned broker-dealer. Electronic Brokerage
Systems is a member of most North American stock exchanges, options exchanges
and clearing organizations, including the NYSE, NASDAQ, CBOE, NSCC and OCC.
Using Belzberg's suite of integrated trading tools and network connectivity,
Belzberg's customers have direct access to all North American equities and
options markets. The firm's client-base includes over 200 leading U.S and
international brokerage houses and financial institutions. Belzberg
Technologies is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (ticker: BLZ) -
additional information is available at

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Judith Robertson, Chief Executive Officer,
Phone: (416) 360-1812, E-mail:

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