IOWArocks adds EDI to expanding marketplace

24th February 2020 – London – IOWArocks, the new “one stop shop” for all your data needs, enabling
all content creators to seamlessly connect with a global audience of content consumers, today
welcomes Exchange Data International (EDI) into its fast growing marketplace.
EDI is an award winning provider of global security corporate actions, pricing and reference data.

Jonathan Bloch, Chief Executive Officer, EDI, commented. “Driven by the need to reduce costs,
coupled with wanting more choice and control, many of our clients are looking beyond the major
data providers in order to acquire the data sources they require. This is particularly relevant for
smaller or niche firms who are new to the data business and require specialised or more limited data
sets. Through the IOWArocks marketplace, we can now provide our users with a ‘pick and mix’
approach to data acquisition. This not only liberates them from the onerous restrictions and
escalating costs imposed by the incumbent, proprietary suppliers, but many more users can now
have access to a comparable data provision service at a much reduced price. We are on a mission to
further democratise the provision of cost effective, high quality data to a much wider audience of
users and we believe that partnering with IOWArocks will help us to achieve this goal. It’s a win win
situation for everyone involved.”

IOWArocks is an independent “one stop shop” for all types of data, real-time, delayed, snapshot,
end of day, historical, reference and alternative, enabling a diverse range of content creators to
seamlessly connect with a global audience of content consumers. Underpinned by proven
technology from MDX Technology, the new marketplace is open for business 24/7.
Paul Watmough, Founder and CEO of IOWArocks concluded. “The collaboration with EDI adds a rich
source of new data sets to our platform and we are delighted to be working with a business of this
calibre. We share a common goal of wanting to provide on demand, and easy access to all data
sources at the best possible price to whoever needs it by whatever means. This new partnership
brings both firms another step closer in delivering against this shared objective. We are looking
forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the EDI team, supporting them to harvest the many
new business opportunities IOWArocks can provide.”

About IOWArocks

Launched in 2018, IOWArocks is a ground-breaking, content agnostic online marketplace, providing a
one stop shop for all data needs, serving content consumers and content creators. Underpinned by
MDXT’s proven technology, it provides a single and highly accessible destination for data. The firm is
headquartered in London.

About EDI

Since 1994, EDI, formerly known as Exchange Data International, has been helping the global
financial community make informed decisions with high quality securities reference data, corporate
actions and end of day pricing services.

For more information please contact:
IOWArocks | Paul Watmough | paul.watmough@IOWArocks.com | +44 (0) 20 7469 2610
EDI | Jonathan Bloch | j.bloch@exchange-data.com | +44 (0) 7785 550043

Media relations:
Clare Walsh | +44 (0) 7768 770757 | clare@adessotech.co.uk