TradeKing Moves to Expanded Offices in Charlotte

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Move to Larger Office Space Enables TradeKing to Continue Growing Brokerage Business; Leverage Area’s Financial Services Talent Pool.

In response to its continued fast growth, online broker TradeKing (http://www.tradeking.com) announced today it has expanded its presence in the Charlotte, North Carolina, market with a move to a new, larger office location. Effective May 10, TradeKing’s Charlotte office will be located in the Harris Building, 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place.

“TradeKing has benefited tremendously from having a presence here in Charlotte since early 2007, and we’re pleased to be deepening our roots in this market by moving to significantly larger office quarters,” said Rich Hagen, president and COO of TradeKing. “Charlotte’s rich financial services history gives us an incredibly deep pool of experienced talent from which to continue building out our staff. We’re excited to add more members to our team over time and in a space that is LEED Gold certified with an infrastructure designed for modern and forward-thinking companies like TradeKing.”

The new 13,000 square foot office more than doubles TradeKing’s Charlotte footprint; 52 TradeKing employees will initially be based in this space, with plans to add another 15 to 20 new hires through the end of 2010. TradeKing will house a variety of functions in the Harris Building office, including marketing, customer service, trading, brokerage operations, social media and technology. The building is LEED Gold-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

For information about current career opportunities at TradeKing, email careers(at)tradeking(dot)com.

About TradeKing
TradeKing (http://www.tradeking.com) is a nationally licensed online stock and option trading broker offering simple, low trading fees ($4.95 per trade plus $.65 per option contract) with no hidden costs or account minimums.1 A pioneer in integrating new financial social media as part of its innovative online equities, options trading and fixed-income trading platform, TradeKing has received multiple five-star ratings from top industry sources and was given five stars in customer service by SmartMoney2 Magazine, ahead of OptionsXpress, Scottrade, Fidelity and TD Ameritrade. (June 2009 SmartMoney Broker Survey).

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TradeKing provides self-directed investors with discount brokerage services, and does not make recommendations or offer investment, financial, legal or tax advice. The content of this press release is provided for educational and informational purposes only, does not constitute a recommendation to enter in any of the securities transactions or to engage in any of the investment strategies presented herein, and does not represent the opinions of TradeKing or its employees.

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