updated 4/7/2011 7:16:40 AM ET 2011-04-07T11:16:40

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTL FCStone Inc. (Nasdaq:INTL), today announced that INTL Global Currencies Limited, its wholly-owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom, has agreed to acquire 100 percent of Ambrian Commodities Limited ("ACL"), the London Metals Exchange ("LME") brokerage subsidiary of Ambrian Capital Plc. The London-based ACL, currently a non-clearing LME member, specializes in the development and execution of risk-management programs designed to hedge price fluctuations in base metals for a wide variety of producers, manufacturers and fabricators.

The purchase consideration will be equal to net asset value. The acquisition is not expected to have any immediate impact on INTL FCStone's earnings.

The acquisition is conditional upon the approval by the UK Financial Services Authority of the proposed change of control of ACL, following which the company will be renamed INTL FCStone (Europe) Limited.

"This acquisition allows us to fill the last remaining gap in our portfolio of physical commodity risk-management advisory and execution services, and in particular will allow us to offer our customers a full range of hedging alternatives through the London Metals Exchange," commented Sean O'Connor, CEO of INTL FCStone.

Philip Smith, Managing Director of INTL Global Currencies, commented, "We see this acquisition as an exceptional opportunity that will serve as a launching pad for our group's capabilities in Europe. At the same time, INTL FCStone's strategic focus and financial resources will allow us to maximize the potential of Ambrian Commodities' established client network and management team."

About INTL FCStone Inc.

INTL FCStone Inc. provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL FCStone's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 10,000 commercial customers in more than 100 countries through a network of offices in eleven countries around the world. Further information on INTL FCStone Inc. is available at www.intlfcstone.com .

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements including statements regarding the combined company. All statements other than statements of current or historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "plan," "will," "may," "could," "intend," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms and similar expressions, as they relate to INTL FCStone Inc., are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are based largely on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that may affect the financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs of the combined company. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, including the risks, uncertainties and assumptions described in the filings made by INTL FCStone Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking statements in this press release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. When you consider these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind these risk factors and other cautionary statements in this press release.

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. INTL FCStone Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

         Bill Dunaway

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