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London, UK – 26 August 2008 – Nominations are open for the 5th Annual Compliance Awards, which will be held at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House in London on 22 January 2009.

The awards are organised by Complinet, the leading provider of dynamic and connected risk and compliance solutions to the global financial services industry, and recognise the contribution of UK compliance professionals in their roles of keeping the country at the forefront of the global financial service profession.

Complinet invites lead compliance professionals to nominate individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the industry. Nominations are accepted from individuals themselves, their colleagues, peers or clients, and are accepted via the Complinet Awards website.

An external judging panel of industry experts will review all nominations for entries that highlight exceptional work and key initiatives developed by individuals and organisations. The judges will determine a shortlist of three, and the winner of each of the 12 categories will be announced at the awards dinner on 22 January.

British comedian Alexander Armstrong, co-star of BBC1's ‘Armstrong and Miller’ and a regular on British broadcast programmes such as on BBC's 'Have I Got News For You', Channel 4's 'Best of the Worst' and BBC Radio 4's 'Weak at The Top' will be participating in the proceedings.

This year Complinet has added two new awards to reflect the growth and credibility of the industry: Chief Compliance Officer of the Year and Compliance Thought Leader of the Year.

These two categories will join Compliance Officer of the Year, Young Compliance Officer of the Year, Money Laundering Reporting Officer of the Year, Award for Outstanding Long-Term Service to the Compliance Industry, Most Effective Compliance Trainer at a Regulated Firm, Trade Association Personality of the Year and International Compliance Personality of the Year as the individual 2009 awards.

Service award categories for 2009 include Best Regulatory Law Firm or Lawyer of the Year, Most Practical Consulting Firm and Best Compliance Technology Solution.

Previous award winners include such names as Rajiv Vyas of AXA Rosenberg Investment Management, Bob Upton of Lloyds TSB and John Tattersall from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Nominations for the 5th Annual Compliance Awards close on 24 October 2008.

Chris Pilling, CEO of Complinet said, “We expect nominations for this year’s awards to include a wide range of brilliant individuals and organisations making breakthrough achievements in compliance. Over the past year the industry has been facing growing challenges, putting those in the compliance industry in the position to make innovative changes. We look forward to meeting the nominees and congratulating award winners at the ceremony in January 2009.”

About Complinet

Complinet is the leading provider of dynamic and connected risk and compliance solutions to the global financial services industry.

The company’s solutions minimise exposure to risk by providing the information and technology to track and connect live external events, such as regulatory or sanction changes, with internal policy management and screening activities.

Complinet was founded in 1997 and employs more than 200 people in its offices in New York, London, Sydney and Dubai. Every day, industry professionals in more than 1,600 firms across 81 countries rely on Complinet to provide information, analysis and solutions that help them keep pace with changing regulations.

Press contacts:

Sally Forge or Hazel Butters
Prompt Communications on behalf of Complinet
Tel: +44 208 996 1650 / +44 7780 687813

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