Belzberg's Wholly-Owned U.S. Broker-Dealer Approved for Full Clearing Services

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Belzberg Technologies Inc. (TSX -BLZ) announced
today that its wholly owned U.S. broker-dealer, Electronic Brokerage Systems,
LLC, has received final approval from FINRA, CBOE, and the OCC to hold
customer deposits and positions, allowing the company to deliver a full
complement of execution and clearing services.
    As members of all principal equity and options exchanges, Electronic
Brokerage Systems provides direct access to all seven options markets, all
major stock exchanges, and alternative sources of liquidity.

    About Belzberg Technologies

    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: Sid Belzberg, Chief Executive Officer, Phone:
(416) 360-1812, E-mail:

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