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TCS and Strate announce joint venture for ASP services in South Africa

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services and consulting firm, announced an ASP initiative with Strate, the licensed Central Securities Depository (CSD) in South Africa. This joint venture with TCS, for the TCS BaNCS Securities Processing solution, will provide best-in-class and leading-edge technology to mid-tier players in the South African market.

SIBOS|Amsterdam, October 28, 2010: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services and consulting firm, announced an ASP initiative with Strate, the licensed Central Securities Depository (CSD) in South Africa. This joint venture with TCS, for the TCS BaNCS Securities Processing solution, will provide best-in-class and leading-edge technology to mid-tier players in the South African market.

Monica Singer, CEO, Strate Ltd., speaking about the joint venture, said “Strate is keen to offer this unique low TCO offering, which will make it possible for more players to participate in the South African market, thereby widening the investor base. We have had a long association with TCS, who have also been the leading custody solution provider in South Africa. We are glad to leverage our relationship to create this initiative.”

Commenting on the joint venture, NG Subramaniam, President, TCS Financial Solutions, said, “TCS has been a key player in the South African market for over a decade. We are very proud of our work for Strate and for the significant majority of the CSD participants in the South African market. We are now leveraging our relationship and the experience we have of the South African market to provide a unique cloud offering for the mid-tier custodians in the market.”

About Strate

Strate Ltd. is the licensed Central Securities Depository (CSD) for electronic settlement of financial instruments in South Africa. Strate handles the settlement of a number of securities, including equities and bonds for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), as well as a range of derivative products such as warrants, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), retail notes and tracker funds. It has now added the settlement of money market securities to its portfolio of services.

About TCS Financial Solutions

TCS Financial Solutions is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services. Dedicated to providing business application solutions to financial institutions globally, TCS Financial Solutions has compiled a comprehensive product portfolio under the brand name of TCS BaNCS. Our mission is to provide best-of-breed solutions that drive growth, reduce costs, mitigate risk and offer a faster speed-to-market for our customers. TCS Financial Solutions delivers state-of-the-art software solutions for the banking, insurance and capital markets industries worldwide. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com/bancs.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 174,000 of the world’s best-trained IT consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $6.3 billion for fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

TCS Financial Solutions Media Contacts

Americas:
Email: sunil.robert@tcs.com
Phone: +1732 331 3084

APAC:
Email: alex.goldrick@tcs.com
Phone: +61 (2) 9318 1088

Europe/UK:
Email: patricia.gnehm@tcs.com
Phone: +41 44 832 10 04

India and Middle East & Africa:
Email: anjana.srikanth@tcs.com
Phone: +91 80 67256963

TCS Media Contacts

Global:
Email: pradipta.bagchi@tcs.com
Phone: +91 22 6778 9422

India:
Email: ashish.babu@tcs.com
Phone: +91 22 6778 9077

Strate Contacts
Email: monicas@strate.co.za
Phone: +27 11 759 5317 / +27 82 600 6990

Email: hannesv@strate.co.za
Phone: + 27 11 759 5342 / +27 83 267 6797

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