Press Release

R.J. O’Brien & Associates Statement in Relation to the Navinder Singh Sarao Case

Chicago, April 23, 2015

CHICAGO, April 23, 2015 - RJO is aware of the Government's actions against Mr. Sarao and his company. The firm cooperated fully with the authorities in their investigation. To be clear, RJO had no involvement whatsoever with the individual or his company at the time of the Flash Crash in 2010 or for several years thereafter. RJO cleared trades he made in the recent past but had no involvement in the trading decisions of Mr. Sarao or his company. RJO holds itself to the highest standards of integrity, compliance and risk management, and cooperates fully with our regulators on all requests, inquiries and investigations.